Saturday, April 30, 2011

More art journal pages

hi friends. Well, I'd hoped to update my blog more frequently, but looks like I failed again, lol!
I guess we all go through phases where you feel like you have nothing interesting to say.  Since my last post, I continued working on journal pages. The above is more my 'style', and I attempted to paint a fox with the fairy girl. He didn't turn out too great, haha! but if you don't practice, you will never learn. So far I've been adding lyrics from songs I love with these pages, and I wasn't sure what to write with this one. I had some oldies music playing in the background and when this song by Marvin Gaye came in, I knew it was the perfect song to add. Funny how it's still appropriate today, in fact, even more so.


Now this girl gave me lots of trouble, I was trying for an innocent look but I think she looks more irritated than anything, haha!
I can't tell you how much fun I have had working in a recycled children's book.  There is no pressure to make anything look perfect, and it's a great way to experiment, and find your style. There are a couple more pages to go before I finish, then I need to paint something on the front and back, and maybe embellish it with ribbons, or lace. The entire book is simply girls, with lyrics to various songs on the other side.  I'm not happy with the 2 pages I showed  in my last post, and will go back and add more 'stuff' to them, just to fill up the pages. Do you know that there are dozens of art journaling videos on Youtube?? You could spend hours getting ideas, and being inspired! If only there were more hours in a day to fit in everything. I could never be bored :-)
thanks for reading, stay inspired ♥

14 comments:

Sophia said...

I think your journal pages are coming along quite lovely. Wow. I really like this piece. :) How inspiring. I want to get out my pencils and paints now! Hugs

Maggie said...

I like that song! Your pages are beautiful! What a cute fox. And, I don't think the second girl looks irritated, kind of innocent and sad. I really like these pages. Can't wait to see the next ones.

Mina said...

I really do love your art style. Your fairy is so full of expression and your fox is magnificent. Beautiful art.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I really love both of these pieces - and I think your fox is ADORABLE. I also like using inspiring song lyrics to illustrate the girls. That's a great idea. Theresa

Lee Pierce said...

Betty - gorgeous journal pages! I love your faces ;^)

Magic Love Crow said...

Betty, I love these pages! Great work my friend ;o) You know, I love both girls you did! And, I love the second girl's face! It's like she is saying, don't mess with me! LOL! Take Care! Oh, the fox is adorable!

deb famularo said...

omigosh, she is gorgeous....I wish I had your talent! I have never done journal pages and you are inspiring me to try! love this!

maddyrose said...

What you've shown of your journal has been quite lovely. I think the idea of including song lyrics with your paintings is an inspired idea.

Marlene said...

Hi Pink, I love your journal and have missed your blogging. I think the fox is adorable and I agree with Maggie that your girl does not look irritated but maybe a little sad.

slommler said...

Lovely journal pages!! I love your girls!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Cameron said...

These are great! I love the addition of the little fox!

The 2nd girl looks worried...not irritated :) Maybe concerned about something?

What a wonderful project to undertake! So proud of you!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

I love this series! Keep it up and can't wait to see more!

Sunshineshelle said...

Betty, still in awe, just wonderful, thoughtful, gorgeous creations, and love your inspiration too :)

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Wow Betty, they are both gorgeous. I so know what you mean about not knowing what to say!