Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That

The slow, easy, laid back days of summer are quickly speeding up. In a matter of a few short weeks school will start and life will fill up fast. It will be good to see all the kids and teachers and school staff again, but I will miss the slower pace and relaxed feel of summer.
Quite by accident the other day, I made an art discovery. I was putting gesso on some book pages to prepare them for making art and I didn't like the thickness of the gesso on one of the pages. So, I took an ungessoed page and put it on top of the gessoed page to "lift" some of the gesso off. I loved the result! I ended up with pages that had a distressed feel to them.

Art play is so much fun! And therapeutic! It is a mystery how playing with paint and paper and pens and glue can rejuvenate me and restore my energy and my outlook. No complaints though, I'm just going to keep going with the flow and enjoy my time art journaling.

Journaling with Hope Wallace Karney in her Layers of Thoughts course:

Some of a distressed gessoed page made its way under the letters. :)

Week 1: Inspiration and Wonder

The picture is a flap page with writing hidden underneath.


  1. This is such a beautiful book you're making.

  2. I love it when I am surprised while playing with the "art tools"...Always something to learn and new ways of doing things....

    I love these pages of your book..It's evident from your pages you are having fun with this class...

  3. Thanks Bernice and Nancy! I am having fun with the class!. :)

  4. I LOVE this and all of these pages. Thanks so much for the hint with the gesso. I would never think to do this. Your book is deliciously delightful! I love your Psalm ending (or is it the ending?) How cool to put your artistic discoveries on a book (chipboard) like this to preserve them. All the pieces are wonderful and your hand writing is delightful as well! xox