Creating Unique Text in an Art Journal and my Pages of January 2023

Creating Unique Text in an Art Journal and my Pages of January 2023

My personal challenge, an assignment to make a collage daily for 365 days, is almost halfway.

This month I focused on the combination of text and image. You can make text in many ways, as I describe in another article.

Some methods require hardly any tools, others are a bit more complicated.

Either way, just as making images unleash a lot of creativity, so does making texts. 🙂

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Daily Art Journaling in December 2022

Daily Art Journaling in December 2022

I gave myself a challenge, an assignment to make a collage daily. For half the month I was ill (Covid, grrr). I did make collages some days, but on other days I had to skip.

Inspired by a friend who followed a course in art journaling, I too put some first steps on that path.

The main difference with the November collages is the text and the date stamp I added.

It’s great to see the art journal pages of others to get inspired. Look at my Instagram account and click the hashtag #artjournal or #artjournaling. (In the first comment of my posts).

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My Gelli Prints and Collages in November 2022

My Gelli Prints and Collages in November 2022

I gave myself a challenge, an assignment to make a collage daily. Gelli printing made me really enthusiastic, so in November I was totally committed to making Gelli prints.

So much so, that I made a separate article about the process and the discoveries of my experiments that you can read here:

What is Gelli Printing and What Makes it so Amazingly Easy?

It’s great to see the Gelli prints of others to get inspired. Have a look at my Instagram account and click the hashtag #gelliplate or #gelliprint. (In the first comment of my posts).

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12 Tips to Find Inspiration to Make Art when we Are Stuck

12 Tips to Find Inspiration to Make Art when we Are Stuck

Usually, we find inspiration to make art when we are not looking for it. We are in the shower or preparing dinner and ideas pop into our heads. We walk through nature or in a city and are inspired by what we see or experience.

Then we are so in the flow that we do not need extra inspiration. At other times we have to consciously search for it because we want to create but just don’t know how and what. We’re stuck.

To get that process going, I’ll give you 12 tips in this article.

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