art journal – first week of March

Another week of recovering from “Epic Winter HeadCold” (i think we’re almost through it!), so my creative pace was pretty slow compared to how I normally work.

I didn’t make any little paintings in my tiny Moleskine, but I did make two backgrounds for future art journal pages. I used spray mists and acrylic paint for these:


I really had much more fun making these than I did either of those tiny paintings (especially the second, those blurry flowers-ugh) so I think I need to give some thought to the whole “tiny moleskine” project.


And here are the art journal pages:


Just a journaling page for wrapping up February and starting March. That paper is ancient- it’s from one of the VERY first paper collections I ever bought, way back in 2005. But I love how it looks like origami paper, so I’ve held on to it all this time and use it sporadically.


I added a few Amy Tangerine stickers under the journaling card, plus a strip of October Afternoon paper and some washi tape.

Then I did another page with a washi background:


It was a little *too* bright, so I painted over it with watered down white acrylic paint and then added some washi, stickers, veneers, etc over it.

Finally, a quote from a Tegan & Sara song:


“You must rely on love once in a while to give you reason” from Shock to your System. I have been struggling a lot with the whole “loving something is reason enough to spend your time doing it” thing and when I heard that lyric, it was kinda like an a-ha moment for me. I just wanted to remember that in a straightforward way.

The lettering is Jenni Bowlin alphabet stickers painted with a little bit of paint, and then the background is a paper from October Afternoon.

So not a lot of pages this week, but I’m okay with that.

Thank you *so* much for stopping by and for your comments. I hope you have an incredible weekend!



5 thoughts on “art journal – first week of March

  1. I love everything you’ve shared!! Especially the Ready for Spring page…I live in Illinois and we have a bout a foot of snow on the ground from last week. I want it GONE and to see my daffodils popping out of the ground! Thanks for sharing!! Oh, and I still think that the binder is fabulous for an art journal!

  2. Chel your painted “splotches” are wonderful!!! Great journal pages as always- LOVE the Spring page-I am so with you!

  3. I love that washi tape background – the ‘toning down’ has made it look very vintage. Hope you’re feeling better soon 🙂

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