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Art Journaling The Adventure in the Moment

Letting go and playing in my art journal to see where the adventure takes me!

Art journaling is all about play for me. No pressure. No demands. Just play.

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This started with a random background that I actually began during my Stencil Play Workshop. I have bits and pieces of leftovers collaged randomly on the pages. They go together if you are willing to let your imagination stretch…

 

Letting go and playing in my art journal to see where the adventure takes me!

 

It felt like a huge risk to cover over the yellow, but that is the impulse that crossed my mind, so I did it. Stenciled over the pink with Maria McGuire’s Doodle It Tornado Bloom stencil.

Letting go and playing in my art journal to see where the adventure takes me!

 

Journaled with a fine liner filled with high flow paints . While doing that the idea of a neighborhood popped into my mind so I drew a rather complex, highly precise set of homes. Okay…no precision and absolutely no complexity to them…

Letting go and playing in my art journal to see where the adventure takes me!

 

Letting go and playing in my art journal to see where the adventure takes me!Added rubber stamping and stenciling.

Letting go and playing in my art journal to see where the adventure takes me!

 

Using Mary Nasser’s Map Symbols stencil brought a clarity to me as to what this art journal page was trying to tell me. Her true north arrow reminded me that my true north is to let myself play. To push through the “thinking” brain and let the heart take over to lead.

 

Letting go and playing in my art journal to see where the adventure takes me!

 

 

The butterfly stamped imperfectly. I wasn’t shocked, it was on an uneven surface. That was a predictable Oops that led to me filling in the details with a Pico Embellisher.

 

 

What did I learn playing today? To look for the adventure in the moment. There is the rush, a thrill, that I experience through artful play!

Letting go and playing in my art journal to see where the adventure takes me!

Here are the supplies I used. Some of these links are affiliate links which means I get a small percentage. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and you are helping me keep this blog and my videos ad free! Thank you- I don’t like ads any more than you do! The butterfly stamp is from JudiKins and the little circles stamp is from 100 Proof Press.

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  • Corrine September 20, 2015, 10:01 am

    Love this Carolyn. The montage of imagery is fabulous. xox

  • Mary C. Nasser September 20, 2015, 2:35 pm

    Of course, I love this, Carolyn! As I love all your work…filled with fun and color!
    Thanks for making my stencils and stamps sing! 🙂

  • Denise Spillane September 20, 2015, 2:47 pm

    Hi Carolyn, this is a wonderful spread. So happy and playful and fun. Love when you share your works! Happy Sunday.

  • Jean Marmo September 20, 2015, 2:59 pm

    Such colorful fun! So yoU!!

  • Josie B September 21, 2015, 2:55 am

    Very fun and cool. Although I really loved the yellow. ..;)

  • Vicky September 21, 2015, 7:30 am

    I have the same issue with stamping, just bought me some rock-a-blocks from crafter’s companion which claim to give perfect stamping even on uneven pages and must say I’m happy with the results thus far.