Sometimes out of chaos comes something good. And there was plenty of chaos happening in this art journal from the very beginning. It was a mess. I had no plan which was very clear as visual overload hit in the middle! But out of that chaos emerged a story.
Watch Creative Chaos in My Art Journal on YouTube.
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I started with a random clean up page from my art journal. What a mess of a start! And when I added the entire rainbow it was…well chaos, but a happy chaos.
And yes…there is an Oops in the video, but you probably guessed that if it is one of my videos.
One of my favorite things when I create is to have a story revealed to me. But the story doesn’t always reveal itself fully until later. While looking at this as I was writing this blog post, I kept noticing the pink behind the people. Should I have put white more carefully around him?
No. I realized that was a touch of the hidden chaos that they are walking through that the rest of the world cannot see. A reminder to me of all the people who have battles that can’t be seen.
- Love Story stencil
- Now Is The Time stencil
- DecoArt fluid acrylics
- Fine Line Applicator filled with acrylic ink
- Catalyst Blade
- Dylusions journal
Sharing with my friends at Paint Party Friday, Creative Every Day and Art Journal Every Day.
Great and creative AJ page :-). Thanks for sharing ! I love to make AJ pages and have done a lot of them and other projects 🙂
Like the storry behind the page, about hidden battles and chaos. It is always wonderful what the stories from our psyche reveal. xox
Always a joy and never a disappointment!
SO lovely and inspiring, Carolyn!
Have I mentioned lately how much I enjoy your videos? 🙂
Carolyn, I loved where you ended, I mean the messy beginning I have it always but from a scrap collage that I throw first on my spread, and you are so right we discover the page, we go around a bit of a paint a bit more texture and there it comes the beautiful flower, our art!
This is a great page. I think your ooops flower is wonderful.
Another wonderful video. Are you going to do a class near Nashville anytime soon? I can’t make Cincinnati this year as I make an OOPs and planned a cruise in Oct.
Congrats on the cruise! Hope to have something worked out for Nashville this year!
You have inspired me to do something with some of my clean up pages. Love your stories about your pages.
Love how it all came together!
What a fun video and story. I love how you work and share the process.
That page turned out great
Carolyn!! I LOVE how you’ve created a story with my Love Story stencil! This is so cool. You are such an inspiration! xxoo
Super fun fast video. Love how you kept going and rescuing and continuing, to finish up with your great finished piece.
I am in the process of doing the Documented Life Journal (for the second year). Your journal is creative and a fun blast of color. I always learn so much from your blogs. Blessings, Janet PPF
Love when a story just pops out in the artwork! Happy PPF!
fabulous Carolyn – adorable!
This looks so happy!