lundi 18 décembre 2017

December 30 Days of Lists || days 1-16

The December edition of 30 Days of Lists is my favorite. There, I said it! It's true. the ephemera, the colors, the theme. I just love it! For this round I am using a TN size notebook and it is a size that I am loving. Here are days 1 to 16.

dimanche 17 décembre 2017

Get Messy Season of Nature || 02

Week two of the Season of Nature and I already feel like I'm trying to fit everything in! Must be because Rituals is open for registration and that's a good thing!

My first spread is for Riet's language of flowers spread. The quote if from Le Petit Prince, a book that had a big impact on me notably because I identify with the Rose so much.

So naturally I wanted to add a quote from the book: "People in your world cultivate 5000 roses, yet they do not find what they are looking for" (my own translation).

The second part of the spread is found here.

"And yet, what they are looking for can be found in a single rose".

Roses also feature in my favirite book series, The Dark Tower by Stephen King. I think I identified so much with that story because of their very presence in it.

A lot of the other flowers I explored had soemthing to do with the passage between life and death or with communicating with the dead, or even notions of immortality and nostalgia. So that was so interesting to me because those or themes that I explore a lot in my life and art. 

I definitely plan on exploring those flowers further.

This next spread came out of a dream I had this week.

It was one of those strange ones that stay with you.

I kind of wanted to capture the feel of it but of course that is difficult to do.

I LOVE using sequins under packing tape.

For my last spread this week, I pulled cards out of my two art journaling decks: the We Are All Artists deck and the Art Journaling Game deck. I was feeling uninspired but these cards helped spark enough in me to give it a go.

The background is beet ink from my Witch's Brew (my new favorite color) and some Adirondak alcohol inks. 

I used water puddles and ink and let creatues emerge. The left side held birds (I was talking about the Cormorant in my Totems grousp this week) and the right has land creatures.

I love the result of this intuitive exploration.

I hope you are all having a great week!


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jeudi 14 décembre 2017

The Rituals class

I am so thrilled to bring you the Rituals Class. I have been immersed in the creation of this class for the last few months. Rituals is born out of my need to deepen my art journaling practice, to try new techniques and be intentional in my art. Rituals is based on the calendar and the wheel of the year.

Each month, we will explore a theme using one technique or medium. We will make two spreads, a solar and a lunar one. The solar spread explores the positive elements of the theme. The lunar spread explores the shadow aspects of the theme.

The themes themselves were chosen according to the festivals and celebrations that occur within that month according to variety of calendars and throughout time; from the contemporary solar calendar to the Asian lunar one, from Nordic mythology to pre-columbian practices, from pagan festivals to the celebrations we know today. 

A ritual is an act or a series of acts repeated regularly. I want us to consider our art journaling practice as a ritual, as a way of grounding ourselves in time and place, as a way to grow and nurture and evolve.

I want to share this with you! I hope you will join me in documenting your 2018 and growing your art journaling practice. Let's see where it will take us!

Find the Rituals Class here.

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