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Frida Helped Me Get Unstuck

How I get unstuck when art journaling Starting in my art journal can be the hardest part for me.  Why?  Because that is when I tend to over think and trap myself in my head.  When I am in my head, I get stuck. How do I get unstuck when art journaling? Challenges.  There are rules, guidelines, and most importantly for me, a place to start.

How I get unstuck when art journaling This month Art Journal Journey has a Frida challenge.  By joining this challenge, the rules gave me a place to start.

  1. It had to be related to Frida.
  2. It had to be an art journal (which makes sense for an Art Journal Journey challenge.)
  3. It had to be larger than approx . 4″ by 6″


Of course, there’s an Oops in the video.   I had paint that was just too runny and watery…

Watch Playing with Frida in my Art Journal on YouTube.

How I get unstuck when art journaling

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Sharing with my friends at Art Journal Journey.  There are lots of great art journals shared over there – take a peek!
Sharing with Inspire Me Monday, Creative Every Day  Paint Party Friday, and Art Journal Every Day.


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  • Valerie-Jael August 17, 2014, 1:12 pm

    Lovely work, thanks for joining in at AJJ with your Frida page! Valerie

  • froebelsternchen August 17, 2014, 2:12 pm

    beautiful page and such a fab video Carolyn!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at
    Art Journal Journey!


  • Ruth L August 17, 2014, 5:11 pm

    Carolyn, what a luck for that oops, it adds so much to the “Frida style”, love your spread, it’s seriously perfect! xxx

    • Carolyn Dube August 17, 2014, 8:14 pm

      Oops help me out every time Ruth!

  • Win Dinn August 17, 2014, 5:24 pm

    Love the oops and the simplicity of this technique – WAY fun! Thanks.

  • Corrine August 17, 2014, 6:57 pm

    Nice of Frida to get you unstuck. She certainly moved alot of energy in her life. Great challenge to work with. xox

  • Mary C. Nasser August 17, 2014, 7:34 pm

    Always a joy to see your videos and process…but you are an enabler! 🙂
    I want one of those letter stamps now! lol! 🙂

    • Carolyn Dube August 17, 2014, 8:15 pm

      They are quite handy Mary….I’ve had mine for years and still love it!

  • Jean Marmo August 17, 2014, 7:48 pm

    I love how you changed up Freda! Good idea to draw/write over a stamped image!

  • Vicki Ross August 17, 2014, 8:10 pm

    Well, I’ve crossed over to the fun side! Have gradually been adding inks, stamps, cricut explore, stencils (cutting my own assortment), gelli plate, even some Manila tags! Been claiming it for use with my encaustics. HOWEVER, reorganizing my studio I came across a journal I made ten years ago for a critique group I was in where we swapped our books and did something arty in each other’s books. Made it with handmade paper with glassine interleaves. I may get it out where I can see it…and add some pages. Just for technique exploration, of course, for someday use in my ‘real’ art. Buahahaha!

    • Carolyn Dube August 17, 2014, 8:13 pm

      Welcome to the fun side Vicki! Hope you’ll share what you do in your journal!

  • Jackie PN August 17, 2014, 8:46 pm

    Carolyn! I love your Frida page! and of course- you made me laugh through your video!! You are so silly- I love it! xo

  • Liz August 17, 2014, 9:02 pm

    Hope your computer challenges are cleared up soon, Carolyn! Love the page. So simple 🙂

  • Dawn August 18, 2014, 1:18 pm

    I’ve just gotten back into my crafting and came across your youtube videos. I am enjoying the beautiful pages, but more I love hearing about battling the inner critic. (Mine can be very loud at times).

  • Sal Scheibe August 22, 2014, 8:40 am

    It’s a lovely page with the soft blues. Very nice!

  • gloria August 22, 2014, 11:24 am

    Great works. Enjoyed the video, thank you.

  • Linda K August 22, 2014, 12:45 pm

    such a pensive look on Frida-I have a Frida stamp from Invoke arts too-a different one:) I’m not used to seeing such subdued work and color from you Carolyn-but I love this just as much!

  • Annette G August 22, 2014, 1:30 pm

    smashing Frida page. Happy PPF, Annette x


  • Giggles August 22, 2014, 6:01 pm

    Beautiful Carolyn, you are not alone…all of us get stuck at times!

    Hugs Giggles

  • Jo August 22, 2014, 8:59 pm

    Good stuff as always!!

  • Carol Samsel August 23, 2014, 12:43 pm

    Love your journal page!!! Frida has always been a great inspiration.

  • Nicole/Beadwright August 23, 2014, 11:16 pm

    Wow a great tribute to Frida. I really enjoy your video too.

  • Marjie Kemper August 25, 2014, 2:10 pm

    Sorry to hear about the computer problems…. that stinks! But I loved the narrative intro and ending, as well as the fun journal page.

  • beth August 27, 2014, 7:19 pm

    Lovely work here–I enjoyed reading this blog very much. 😀