Odilon Redon (1840 - 1916) LA NAISSANCE DE VÉNUS, DIT AUSSI PANDORE
The idea of combining art journaling and scrapbooking came up on the Get Messy Art Journal Facebook page this morning and I realized I should share some of my scrapbooks on here.
My scrapbooking approach is honestly super casual. I do not focus on the weeks or months of the year. I sort of try to keep the photos in chronological order but they really aren’t. Each album represents one calendar year and I just try to adhere to that.
As the year goes by I save scraps of papers, memorabilia like flyers and invitations, letters, cards, art trash, anything paper-ish that I would otherwise throw out. I just throw it all into a big mailing envelope. Also I order prints off my iPhone like once or twice a year.
I buy the 8x10 pocket scrapbooking sleeves from Michael’s along with whichever corresponding albums they have. I love the plastic sleeves because of all the different arrangements of squares and rectangles.
Every once in a while I sit down with my paper cutter and supplies and I fill in the pocket pages rather mindlessly. I cut down the scraps and photos in ways that please me. As I feel compelled to I might write a little caption to explain a photo.
The result is photos of my year juxtaposed with mixed media and art journaling pieces and drawings. I love these books. They take me right back to the time the photos were taken and I am reminded of what I was working on artistically at the time.
So yeah, that’s my scrapbook approach. I am very behind at this point. I need to finish 2015, and I haven’t started 2016. I’ve got everything in an envelope, just gotta sit down and do it, which is the fun part.
Here are some of the first layers in my collaborative art journal with @amymaricle ! I used mostly gouache, paint and graphite. Ooh and liquid gold leaf–that stuff was fun. We are going to mail journals to each other and work into them.
Reworked peaceable kingdom drawing glued onto panel. #peaceablekingdom #mixedmedia
This stuff is biodegrading.
This is a little peep into my collaborative art journal with @amymaricle ! This is only the beginning…We are going to mail two little accordion journals back and forth and work into each others’ layers…for fun! I am on a train now, back from NYC where I got to see a new play by my sister being workshopped. It was great, and I am so eager to get home.. I have a ton of work to do!!
Goose goddess…I guess?? #artjournaling
I remember this was drawn from some vintage photos on Flickr. #bookarts #artjournaling #getmessyartjournal
Another spread from a found old art journal. There were two soft spines so that the pages could overlap… Very fun with tracing paper mixed in! #artjournaling #bookarts
I am helping my mom clean out her house each week. Found some old art journals from 2008, 2009. Stoked to find them. I worked in handmade books at that time, made with different kinds of paper. These days I embrace the Moleskine. But I kinda wanna work back into these ones. #artjournal #getmessyartjournal
This was a picture of somebody’s dog who passed away a while ago. I drew it from tumblr so if this is your dog I hope this is not too weird. #sweetdog #strangerdog #muchrespect
Mike made this for me. 👍🏻🌝 #leonoracarrington
This work is still growing, each hour of each day. Sometimes I am surprised at the changes that can occur in just an hour. #intuitivepainting #carveouttimeforart #painting #paintpalette #doitfortheprocess
Gettin real into these art spatulas…. #painting
Does anyone want this? It creeps me out? Allie?? @moonsiren
A fox outside put kitchen window. So hungry that they are eating the bird seeds! And they have a rat tail.
If I see a painting that makes me ⚡️⚡️🌚⚡️⚡️🙌 then I sometimes make a list of the things I like about it! This list came from an @alexandra_levasseur painting, (check her out ! She’s incredible!!!) this helps me remember those elements when I am stuck on something. Some times I make a list like this when looking at my own work and it helps me make my next choice. #listersgottalist #painting #getmessyartjournal #moleskineart
Spent this morning making whatever. Definitely forcing my creativity today. Maybe cabin fever? I’m gonna make some bacon and then go outside and breathe some real air. #artjournaling #getmessyartjournal
Some patchy layers at the moment. #getmessyartjournal #artjournaling #alteredbook
Drawn/painted from watching clouds from the plane. #getmessyartjournal #moleskineart #artjournaling #southwest
Jungly patterns. There are howler monkeys here! I have only seen a few of them about ten miles away but the sound of them is unreal! They seem too little to sound like lions!!! I woke up before sunrise to their yells. #costarica #puertoviejo #artjournaling #getmessyartjournal #moleskineart
Hi-liter colors. #artjournaling #getmessyartjournal #costarica #cahuita (at Cahuíta Beach, Costa Rica)
Cahuita National Park! The beaches here are awesome because there is shaded canopy right by the sandy shore. Had a good time walkin around, paintin a little. #costarica #cahuita #artjournaling #getmessyartjournal (at Parque Nacional Cahuita)
I am in Costa Rica w my family!! It’s amazingly beautiful and full of birds. #costarica #getmessyartjournal #artjournaling
This is “unfinished” which I am putting in quotes bc it doesn’t really mean anything. Calling things unfinished can be perfectionism in disguise. “Here’s this thing, but I could do so much better than this in the imaginary future.” It’s my most common personal artistic hangup. #artfeelings #artjournaling #getmessyartjournal