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Right Brain Vs. Left Brain Art Journaling

Video capturing the artistic battle between the right and left sides of Carolyn's brain as she makes an art journal page on a Gelli print!

Time was on my mind around the start of new year and I wanted to capture that in an art journal page. Start of the new year? It’s March! Well, this video got lost in my files and I just found it again. Better late than never!

Little did I know when I started this page, that there would be a battle for control. Right brain wanted to play. Left brain wanted precision. My muse was thoroughly entertained watching all of it- I am quite sure!

I should have had a clue something was amiss when I tried to do a messy sloppy stencil job and it wasn’t messy….and it’s all caught on video for you!

Watch The battle between my right brain and my left brain art journaling style on YouTube.

Never Ending Calendar Stencil from StencilGirl

Time is limited, so sometimes I only have a little of it for play. To make the most of the time, one of my tricks is to start with a Gelli print® from my stash. I was able to get an art journal page finished in under 10 minutes thanks to that print. If you’re new to Gelli prints® and want to know more, I have a page of resources and videos here.

Video capturing the artistic battle between the right and left sides of Carolyn's brain as she makes an art journal page on a Gelli print!

 

Video capturing the artistic battle between the right and left sides of Carolyn's brain as she makes an art journal page on a Gelli print!

 

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  • Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith March 4, 2016, 2:34 pm

    What a fun blog post, Carolyn! Made me chuckle several times! I can very much identify with your battle between the two parts of the brain! These quick pages are good to get the art craving out of your system, even if you don’t have much time!

  • Denise Spillane March 5, 2016, 10:39 am

    Carolyn, you never cease to make me smile. I love these colors and your way with oops and your muse!

  • Jean Marmo March 5, 2016, 11:27 am

    Such fun. I have this struggle as well.!

  • Corrine March 7, 2016, 10:18 am

    A whirling dervish travels back and forth in my brain. Sometimes it seems like there are side shoots we don’t even recognize. Wonderful, colorful, drama play always welcome from you. You are a kindred spirit. xox

  • candi March 10, 2016, 8:02 am

    Fixating…life altering decisions…left brain that will not shut up – OMG – are you inside my head??? 🙂 Literally LOL so thanks for that & for the tip about stenciling up & down for less chance of smearing – I did not know that & my left brain much appreciates the tip. 🙂