ART JOURNALING 5 – COLLECTING STUFF

Deanna Williamson, 2017, Journal Page 5, mixed media, therightpink.com
Deanna Williamson, 2017, Journal Page 5, mixed media

In a previous post about art journaling, I mentioned using the journal as a way to organize and display ephemera from special occasions. It can also be used to collect random visual bits that punctuate our days such as mail, stickers, photos, clippings, quotes, labels, ticket stubs, found lettering and, as seen in the page above, interesting trivia.

The brown clipping at the bottom is from Coffee News®. In case your screen is too small to read it, it’s about a man who has a hobby of collecting “wild and wacky” news from around the world. He puts them into recycled logbooks.  I loved this particular story, because I collect that type of thing as well. Instead of logbooks, I fill art journals and altered books with interesting stories and anecdotes from all kinds of articles and news letters, etc.

As you can see in the page below, Coffee News® is one of my favorites sources for this kind of material.

Deanna Williamson, Art Journal Page 8, mixed media, therightpink.com
Deanna Williamson, Art Journal Page 8, mixed media

I tried to integrate the clippings into the overall composition by overlapping them with the circular shapes. This was done with colored pencils.  The cat on the bottom one was drawn in as well. Drawing into a random composition like this helps to unify it.

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