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Creative Chaos in My Art Journal

Video of the creative chaos of an art journalSometimes 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.

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Video of the creative chaos of an art journal


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.

Video of the creative chaos of an art journal



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Sharing with my friends at Paint Party Friday, Creative Every Day and Art Journal Every Day.


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  • Anne May Samuelsen February 8, 2015, 7:32 am

    Great and creative AJ page :-). Thanks for sharing ! I love to make AJ pages and have done a lot of them and other projects 🙂

  • Corrine February 8, 2015, 7:34 am

    Like the storry behind the page, about hidden battles and chaos. It is always wonderful what the stories from our psyche reveal. xox

  • Kathy Gledsdale February 8, 2015, 8:52 am

    Always a joy and never a disappointment!

  • Mary C. Nasser February 8, 2015, 8:59 am

    SO lovely and inspiring, Carolyn!
    Have I mentioned lately how much I enjoy your videos? 🙂

  • Ruth L February 8, 2015, 8:59 am

    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!

  • Boo February 8, 2015, 9:02 am

    This is a great page. I think your ooops flower is wonderful.

  • Vicki Romaine February 8, 2015, 11:20 am

    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.

    • Carolyn Dube February 8, 2015, 6:33 pm

      Congrats on the cruise! Hope to have something worked out for Nashville this year!

  • Marie Blessing February 8, 2015, 11:22 am

    You have inspired me to do something with some of my clean up pages. Love your stories about your pages.

  • Anna Ely February 8, 2015, 12:26 pm

    Love how it all came together!

  • Denise Spillane February 8, 2015, 7:10 pm

    What a fun video and story. I love how you work and share the process.

  • Vicki Loichinger February 9, 2015, 8:23 pm

    That page turned out great

  • Cathy Nichols February 11, 2015, 12:15 pm

    Carolyn!! I LOVE how you’ve created a story with my Love Story stencil! This is so cool. You are such an inspiration! xxoo

  • sheila 77 February 13, 2015, 2:44 pm

    Super fun fast video. Love how you kept going and rescuing and continuing, to finish up with your great finished piece.

  • JKW February 15, 2015, 3:49 pm

    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

  • Tammie Dickerson February 15, 2015, 8:08 pm

    Love when a story just pops out in the artwork! Happy PPF!

  • froebelsternchen February 16, 2015, 9:39 am

    fabulous Carolyn – adorable!

  • Nordljus February 16, 2015, 2:01 pm

    This looks so happy!