Thursday, January 24, 2013

Paint Party Friday: Art Journaling

"Hide Me"
Strathmore Visual Journal

Happy PPF!

I hope this finds you happy and well. 

I had a go at art journaling this week and wanted to share my progress with you here. Not sure if I'm really done with these pages as I often wonder how much of my art journals are complete without much, um, journaling, but nevertheless, this is what I've come up with:

Vintage Bingo card serves as a hidden flap

Glittered girl underneath

And this page features a fabulous picture of my Grandma (printed on a transparency) back in the day:

"The house the Grandma built"


Thanks for looking! I look forward to seeing all of your pretty pieces at the Party . . . .

Kristin xo

45 comments:

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Hi Kristin! I always love your backgrounds. Your Hidden Flap is super fun too! Very cool photo of your Grandma. Hugs, kathy

Mary Ann Potter said...

Oh, and lots of color, too! A welcome sight on this cold evening! Love Strathmore journals! I have one, a work in progress, about my favorite books. I include a book review for each one - once an English teacher, always an English teacher - and have artwork to go with them. Your post makes me want to start another one. The creative possibilities are endless!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

your sense of colour translates so well to whatever you are turning your hand to... love the bright clean colours in these pages... they look perfectly you!!!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh.. I adore the take on this fabulous colors
and all the elements on this pages .. those compositions
touch my heart!
HAPPY PPF --
thank you for this event once more..
I would be very proud to see you once this year on our
little event about
Visual-Journaling -
our monthly challenge
( new theme on the first day of each month)
ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

xxx Susi

Lynn Cohen said...

I am sure your grandma would be honored to be in your lovely art journal! I love it! HPPF!!

Netty said...

Terrific pages Kristin, loving the great colours and shapes and of course that special picture of your grandma. Happy PPF, Annette x

Giggles said...

I was sure I commented on this post...darn must have disappeared!! Beautiful colors, I can usually recognize your very cool style!!

Hugs Giggles

Maria Ontiveros said...

These are wonderful. I use lots of faces and houses in my art journals, too. It's so nice to see what others do with them.
Happy PPF!
Rinda

Virginia said...

Oh they are all fabulous pages, loving the transparency one of your Grandma!

craftattack said...

Love the journal pages, especially the one with Grandma! Hugs, Valerie

Jenny said...

Beautiful Kristin... gorgeous art journal pages... love the houses... and the transparency of your Grandma... absolutely fabulous...

Jenny ♥

Carmen said...

I know exactly what you mean about journalling on journal pages, I feel the same :-) This is fan, I love the transparency of your Nan.

Carolyn Dube said...

Visual journaling (that's the way I look at many of my art journals)! I get a strong memory or feeling when I look at some of my pages so I consider it jouranling even if there aren't many words on it...love the flap on yours and the way you use the photo of your grandmother! Happy PPF!

Kim said...

"She said...Hide me."...LOVE that! Very cool journal pages. Happy PPF!

Kyra said...

Fabulous journal pages!

Mary C. Nasser said...

What fun layering and colors, Kristin!
Fabulous!!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Stephanie Corder said...

FUN pages- I love your art, always so vibrant and colorful!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

La Abela said...

It shows that you are enjoying your day. Saludos

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

fun pages! I can see the joy in creating them. Beautiful colors and I love Grandma and her houses. Happy PPF

Enejy clemens said...

Oh wow! Beautiful pages, love the colors. Turquoise is one of my favorite colors. Happy PPF!

Nora

Prudence Puddleduck said...

WOW! what a vision of your memory of your stunning grandma! she is gorgeous..nice of her to pass the gorgeousness down....Everything makes me feel I know how much fun and bright light your grandma shone off...But dont hide any of your Art...thank you for sharing and inspiration...♥Debi

Faye said...

Lots of beautiful journaling here, Kristin.

Daniele Valois said...

I loe the blue and black on the first page so much. That frame is awesome. Did you know one of my next tattoo pieces will have a frame around it like that? True true!

oh how I loooooove you lady! These are great pages!

Alicia C said...

love these journal pages, they have such depth and great colour to them! I always try to make art journals and end up writing too much instead :D I think more art than words is preferable at least visually

Gloria in CA said...

Oh I just love your journal pages Kristin. Just awesome and full of great color. How I wish I could get into the art journaling but I do a page here, a page there and it's for sure not a daily thing. Excellent job!

Terri Corona said...

Ooh, I love your pages, wonderful color and layering and composition - and what a fun use of the bingo card. I too am bad about actually journaling in my journals - but I've decided I don't care, that art journals should be one place where there are absolutely no rules.

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

This is fun and colorful. Looks like a Children's story book, which I love no matter how old I get :) ... HPPF

krisatlarge said...

Nice - LOVE the transparency! I'm still trying to get the hang of using those! Really like all your interesting pages. Kristin

krisatlarge said...

Nice - LOVE the transparency! I'm still trying to get the hang of using those! Really like all your interesting pages. Kristin

Christine said...

lovely colourful pages Kristin!

Anne Manda said...

Love you pages, fantastic colors and creativity! <3

Linda said...

these are really FABULOUS pges!!! I love all the imagery and colors!

Jessica Sporn said...

The colors, castles, creativity -- oh my. I love your pages and your grandmother -- quite a looker! Happy PPF!!

Gina Sismilich said...

Kristin - your journal pages are just wonderful - I love the backgrounds, the colors and all the colors and images. I could frame any one of them and hang it on my wall! Happy PPF

Jaz Higgins said...

This is just gorgeous. Makes me want to art journal!! *adds it to the list of things to do*

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Your pages are lovely and your girls are gorgeous as ever Kristin... Hppf:)

denthe said...

Lovely pages in all my favorite colors! Especially love the picture of your grandma and how you printed it on a transparancy. Great work!

RobbyRoby said...

waw che bello.

Cameron said...

You just know how to tell a story without too many words! That's a talent in itself!

scrapwordsmom said...

Oh Kristin...your colors are just soooo vibrant...I LOVE them!!! They inspire me. I am making a few adjustments to my life this week in hopes of making time to work in my art journal...just play and have fun!!
Thanks for in the inspiration!!!!!

Ritu Dua said...

The thoughts ...incredible
the colors...cheerful
the art...joyful
you always amaze me :)

Piarom said...

it is such a pleasure to look at your wonderful pages...so colorful and vibrant...my absolut favorite is the one with your grandma :)

missy k said...

Beautifully pretty pages Kristin....

I love the colours.

Ha ha I am the same about not always having much journaling on my pages... !

Karen x

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I can't believe it has taken me a week to get here and visit! I love your journal pages and think it is so sweet to have a picture of your grandma! I love seeing all the gorgeous vintage pictures and keep thinking I KNOW I have some of my own family that I should use. Thank you for the inspiration to find them!! My pages don't always have a lot "journaling" either. ;)

nicolemariearts said...

I really like these pages... the words... the bingo card -- my grandparents ran our church's bingo when i was a kid... and the butterfly wings to the right... great work!