My art journal for a new year of Book of Days
A new year of Book of Days, the art journal ecourse from Effy Wild. I joined this ecourse for the first time in 2013 and it is still one of my favorites. In this blogpost you can see what I made in 2013. That first year I worked in an altered atlas. In 2014 I made my first art journal and ever since then I continued to work mostly in my own handmade art journals.
For this year I made a new art journal again. I decorated the journal and added the year and my word for this year: Create.
Januari with Book of Days
The first lesson in a year is most of the times the use of your word of the year. My word of the year like I mentioned before is CREATE. Last year was a year of CLEAR. Clearing space, clearing my head and more and also more clear idea of what I want for the future.
This year I want to CREATE. You never know where this will bring you, but for now I have made a lot of art in the past few weeks so time to share this in a few new blogpost. This one is the first.
The first spread in my new journal is about this this word of the year. I made my own version inspired by the lesson of Effy.
Create your own life.......Remember the child you (were) are
The second lesson was from Sarah Trumpp.
A lesson with a lot of layering, a face and a quote. I loved these colors and it is not a realistic portret ( I am not even a fan of very realistic portrets). And I added a quote I thought was very appropriate.
Be yourself, there are enough others
Februari with Book of Days
In the februari lesson of Effy we do a spread with paint over collage. I have done that a lot in the past also. Great technique also if you are not good with drawing. You can use collage and paint over it partially or totally. Funny enough in a lot of other ecourses they also had paint over collage lessons this month. As if it is paint over collage month in the world.
I found several pictures like you see in the first picture. Painted the background first, then added the collage and painted over the collage until I thought....that's enough.
Flowers are a girl's best friend
A second lesson in februari was from Tangie Baxter. These where called scribble girls. Just used inktense pencils and water to make quick scribbly portrets like the 4 in the picture. this where just practice portrets but, I decided to make and art journal page with them as a kind of portrait gallery.
And I made a second spread with faces and collage. Just fun quick playtime.
That is it for now, see you later.