Happy Paint Party Friday! I'm sharing my latest batch of dry or paintless art journal pages that I made for an online class offered by Kelly Kilmer. I think this first one, celebrating the joy of making art is my favorite for today. For me, it strikes the proper balance between simplicity and clutter. I do like both simple and busy styles, but they are sometimes hard for me to get right. I do like this simple page I made:
It's about keeping focused on and holding tight to what is paramount in my life. And though this next page was fun to make, it feels a bit too cluttered to me:
It's a few thoughts on my daily gratitude practice, and my favorite thing about it was using an upside-down focal! My last two pages are also a bit cluttered for my taste:
Both of these use a technique of reflecting focal images (one right side up and one upside down). For the top page, all about mothers and daughters, I paired a photograph of my mother with a photograph of me (plus added a photo of my grandmother and great grandmother). The journaling is all about me and my daughter, Clara. The last page is about how I could use some more time to reflect. I used two (slightly different) photographs I took of an angel statue and a post card made my by friend the amazing digital artist Ingrid Pomeroy.
I hope you found some ideas here to inspire you. To check out other entries in this week's paint party, check out this link.