Monday, December 10, 2007

be still

Well well...I am ready to mail out my "pay-it-forward" projects, just waiting for some stamps. I am not making Christmas Cards this year. I am taking a break. Please don't feel sad if you don't get a holday card from me.

I've been getting a lot of questions about my art journal. I named the book "Color Binge". Every day, while the Carry-On is eating breakfast, I hastily slop paper and paint together to make a page. I usually write the journaling later in the day or when something hits me. It's never really planned. I just go for it. I highly recommend this process...it is very liberating not to have to make something for someone else to purchase...or not towards a challenge. It is "raw Luggage". I am glad you like it! It makes me so happy to read all of your comments and it keeps me going! Afterall, there will end up being 120 pages in Color Binge once it is finished! Baby steps... have a nice Monday!

19 comments:

Heather Grow said...

Great project. I love reading about your process.

dianeclancy said...

Hi Julie,

This is great fun to read about your process. I love the ones like this that are so figurative.

We had an ice storm so next week I will disappear for a few days ... but you will know why.

~ Diane Clancy
www.dianeclancy.com/blog

dianeclancy said...

Hi Julie,

This is great fun to read about your process. I love the ones like this that are so figurative.

We had an ice storm so next week I will disappear for a few days ... but you will know why.

~ Diane Clancy
www.dianeclancy.com/blog

Kim H. said...

I love this page! The words are magical...the images are beautiful! I 'm going to make the leap to do an art journal starting January 1. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Debbie said...

This page is very cool. I like the message and of course, the birds. How long does it take you to decide what to put on the page? You do a great job no matter how long it takes.

m i c h e l l e said...

Very cool process!!! And your pages always come out so fun and thought provoking so there's gotta be something to it! :-)

Godelieve said...

I really love the look of colors, handwriting and birds together, fabulous!

Neda said...

I like what I am seeing these days. Very powerful and personal. Keep going!

Hazel said...

You have to take what time you get. I am glad you are using your creative time in this way, it has been a really interesting read, especially on the days where I have done nothing creative at all. Keep it coming!

Bobbie said...

I love the colors on this page, the free and flowing look, the birds. Nice work, Julie!

Emilia said...

you did not plan at all...? oh, my, you are really great!

I enjoy reading your journal. Everyday is a fresh and beautiful page.

Someday, I will start mine soon!

The Artful Eye said...

Julie,
This is beautiful. I love all your pages but I truly love the birds and the layers. You are doing such a marvelous job, hanging with the process through all this craziness. You're an inspiration to us all.

Andrea

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

This is beautiful Julie - do you know what I think after reading your quotes - you are on a journey....

'Bella and Gabe said...

Julie, I'm thoroughly enjoying seeing your journal progress. It is not only lovely but inspiring, thought provoking and just plain fun to see and read!

~ Jennifer

Tami Bayer said...

Another beautiful page. I'm very intrigued by the whole art journal process. I think I need to join you in this journey.

audrey h. said...

Julie...love that term 'raw luggage' and your pages are fabulous. I really need to try something like this in the new year.

Kathi Rerek said...

This is probably my favorite page yet.

This journal is just wonderful.

Mieke said...

Love it!!!!!!!!

Alexandra Knittel said...

Wonderful!