Change format to find inspiration...

I have been working on a couple of big canvases lately (I hope to finish them soon to show you)...  but this morning I did not have any inspiration at all. I picked up my art journal and found my flow!!


It is amazing how changeing format or medium can kick of the inspiration. The girl is inspired by a doll that I found on the net a long time ago and she spoke to me, so I had to paint her:-) I started with gluing a paper bag into my journal. I love the texture that gives me. I then used graphite, color pencils, water soluble pencils, acrylics and inks. I love the result!

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  • Tricia • January 26, 2013 at 2:17:42 PM
    Thank you for your offer to use this image - I would be thrilled to be able to use it. I don't know when I will start it, but when I use your image, I will let you know and I will definitely link to you if I post the pages on my blog. God bless!

  • Tricia • January 19, 2013 at 8:40:03 PM
    This journal spread is absolutely stunning. I like it so much. I love how the girl has eyes of two different colors. I just found your blog and I love your artwork. I am thinking of doing an altered book around the them of The Night Circus - and she looks like she would fit perfectly into that theme! Wonderful job - so glad you posted it.
  • Hi Tricia,
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! Let me if you want to use the image from my journal page in your altered book!
    Cheers Jenny

    January 23, 2013 at 11:46:41 AM

  • Jessica • September 17, 2012 at 6:26:57 PM
    This is a beautiful journal page and I absolutely love your art. So glad you are going to participate at "Fall Fearless and Fly" as well. Can't wait to see what you do!!
  • janine whitling • September 15, 2012 at 10:23:27 PM
    Hi Jenny, enjoying reading your blog. I have a question for you. What sort of journal do you use, is it a pre-bought one or a made one, and if made what sort of paper are you using? x Janine
  • Hi Janine,
    Thank you for commenting:-)

    I am using different "books" for art journaling. The one that you see here in my post "Change format to find inspiration… " is a Moleskin Sketch Book. It has thick paper that stands paint well. I am also using old books that I alter and I am also making my own journals out of mostly recycled paper and cardboard. I art journal on many different kinds of paper and if the paper is thin I prepare it with gesso or collage it with other papers to make it stronger. I love using old paper bags as the background.

    Let me know if you have further questions and I will happily give you whatever tips and knowledge I have!

    Have a creative day!!


    September 16, 2012 at 5:24:57 AM

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