I have been art journaling for a few years now. Nothing very consistent-I dabble in my art journal for periods at a time. I go through spells where I can’t get enough of it. When I started creating this way, I looked for inspiration in artists that had been smearing paint in journals and came across Donna Downey. I used to wake up on Wednesday mornings so excited for her Inspiration Wednesday videos that would pop up on both her blog and on youtube. I was sad to see those kind of fizzle away for a period of time because they both pushed me out of my “box” to try new things AND they gave me a weekly kick to open up the journal and play.
I was so thrilled to see that Donna was offering an Inspiration Wednesday video series that started at the beginning of January. (It isn’t too late to join in!) There was a small charge for the videos which I certainly didn’t mind paying. (I make videos so I know the time that goes into them!)
This is my creation from week #1. I love Donna’s ideas! When I first started art journaling, I would almost copy her ideas step-by-step as I was still learning how things worked. Now, I love to watch the video without touching any art supplies. I watch it a second time once I have an idea of how I want to use her creative ideas as my own springboard. This page was certainly a spin-off of Donna’s ideas! The part of her first video that I loved the most was her use of chipboard letters on her page. All of the letters of this powerful quote are chipboard letters from my stash-they got beautiful makeovers as I added paints to dress them up.
I hope you enjoyed my version of Donna’s creation! I will post new pages as I work on them. Yes, I am two videos behind. Maybe art journaling needs to be on my agenda this weekend. Stay tuned & GO MAKE SOME ART!