Posted on February 15, 2015

Art Journaling: The Season of Love

After my first foray into art journaling last week, I can’t get enough of documenting moments in my life through words AND art-collage.

Here’s another two pages in response to the Get Messy Art Journal prompts for the ‘Season of Love‘.

They are not so dark this time, and at two extremes of the colour spectrum. I loved writing over the papers I used and thinking about how to capture all I wanted to say for this prompt.

Season of Love Art Journal Page: COLD Season of Love 'blurred' page

For the second image I used the envelopes that contained the Valentine’s cards that my husband and I exchanged, and some of the tissue paper that wrapped a little gift that my Mum gave us. I’ve blurred out some of the words though, because some things need to be kept a secret!

It’s such a nice way to preserve an experience; like a diary. On this occasion, a diary of love.

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8 Comments

  • Reply Lauren Blood February 15, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    I love the ephemera page! Such a cool idea to use Valentine’s Day cards and the stamps look awesome :)

    • Reply daintydora February 16, 2015 at 9:11 am

      Thanks lovely! The stripy inside of that envelope was too good to recycle and it was such a quick page to put together. It’s been great seeing everyone’s take on the prompts, and now a new week dawns :)

  • Reply sarafree February 15, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Both your entries were so fun! I like the big letters with the smaller lettering added. And great idea to incorporate the postage and the letters! Looking forward to what you come with next : )
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    • Reply daintydora February 16, 2015 at 9:01 am

      Thank you! The stamps were a bit of a creative-contamination from the Tinkersketch challenge I’m doing, but I just loved that in the space of a day I had a visual record to look back on. Can’t wait to see the next set of prompts :)

  • Reply Emily@squiggleandswirl February 16, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Your pages are stunning. I feel like I have so much to learn about art journaling but that feels ok, I am loving it. I found the prompts challenging and I have found myself reflecting on them quite a bit. I feel like if I had more time I’d be doing an extra set after being inspired by what other people are doing. I think it’s going to be quite addictive, in a good way .

    • Reply daintydora February 16, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Thanks so much Emily <3
      The prompts were really quite deep to start off with weren't they, and I felt very stuck at first and it felt 'too hard', but then something clicked and seeing the first link-ups really inspired me. I think the collage work we did last year definitely helped as I had a stash of cuttings to work with.

      I still have a few unfinished pages but now it's a new week! I'm going to try and complete them though and I think if you've been reflecting and feeling further inspiration you should totally do some more too. It is a huge learning curve - about ourselves as well as the art journaling. I love how everyone has such different and dramatic interpretations and agree that this is going to be highly addictive, almost like a social therapy for thoughts; shaping thoughts through the prompt and then expressing ourselves and 'talking' through our pages. Love it! xx

  • Reply Deb Baker February 18, 2015 at 7:33 am

    I love both these pages. Two really different styles. I’m still a bit stuck with my art journals. I’m stuck on the prompts and starting to think I should just do my own thing. I do enjoy doing it when I get the time though. I love looking at your work and watching you evolve. I think this art journalling is going to be a really fun and add another element to our creative journey.
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    • Reply daintydora February 18, 2015 at 10:33 am

      Thanks Deb for your lovely comment. I am loving the freedom to experiment with art journaling as there is no right or wrong.

      What do you think is holding you back? I’ve noticed from looking at the pages of the other GM peeps that there have been very wide interpretations of the prompts, and that’s totally ok. Don’t be stuck. Just grab some bits and bobs (of which you have some very beautiful & bountiful supplies!) and start small. Treat it like a Tinkersketch challenge. No biggie.

      I definitely felt daunted at first too but then just started on one tiny idea and now I have another few pages half done in response to last week’s prompts. I hope you can find your own creative path into it very soon as you have a great creative style and so much to give xx

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