What is it about January? Taking stock, making resolutions, a fresh start. Maybe the long, cold days force us to turn inwards, allowing for more reflection & quiet pursuits...like art journaling, which I have been at non-stop since Christmas.
I began a new book, as befits a new year (am still continuing work on the Big Art Journal as well). I picked up a 9" x 9" Aquabee super deluxe sketchbook. I was getting tired of having to be so vigilant in guarding against my pages sticking together, since my Layer Love course got me addicted to Golden's gloss glazing liquid (read art journals becoming a mass of wax paper partitions). So I figured I would mostly paint on just one side of each 2 page spread...so no stickies. Also wanted recourse when an AJ page becomes a favourite piece of artwork, with the coil binding, I can remove pages without wrecking the book.
A 2 page spread for New Year's Day, on which me & mine wrote our personal and family goals:
Starting to enjoy the "other" side as space to doodle, sketch and journal:
So there it is. The beginnings of a new year and a new art journal.
Blow by blow report from our Nov/Dec 2011 Orlando extended family vacation of a lifetime. Set to private to protect our superhero alter ego anonymity, leave a comment here or email me @ email@example.com if you want to take a gander. Disney haters need not apply.