Friday, April 26, 2013

Journal Pages after Dyan's Class

This page I did at home, on my own, by myself, late at night.
 
That's when I work best.
 
I love it.....but that's just my opinion....it's ME!
 
Layers, and layers of Dylusions Sprays, some ghosting, stencils, then stamping, pen work  and more pen work in her Journal.
 
The colors speak to me. 
 
 
The stamps are everywhere from Tim's Worn Text to Fancy Flourishes, they just don't take over. 
 
And the Stencils include Dyan's Checkered Dots, Number Jumble, and The Crafter's Workshop Daisy Doodad with various  Dylusions Sprays.

 
You may have seen this one on FB after I completed it at home. We started this one in class. All the pages we did were backgrounds and starting points.
 
I REALLY like this page, the skirt and model are just too cool!
 
Journaling a page takes time, and for me, being by myself to just work in the privacy of my studio.
 
I rarely like anything I do in a class....but this class was perfect for me, as I could finish it at home.
 
 
This is a fun exercise that I cropped because it didn't have very good composition...for me. I think the model's picture is the best part of it, not my journaling. She's gorgeous.
 

 And this is another fun piece we started, and learned a great deal from using the Journaling Block. I don't like my page a whole lot, but I learned from it. 
 
Sharing the good, and the not-so-good!
 
The word NOTES was cut from a magazine.
 
I'll take that learning ability and make something more "me."
 
Like Dyan says, "nothing is ever wrong in journaling."
 
Do it again, and make it your own!
 
Linda
 

21 comments:

Helen said...

Love the colour of the top page, but they are all fabulous!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, these turned out great Linda! I like all of them.

Martha Richardson said...

Aren't Dyan's classes fun...love your pages!

Sharon Y said...

You are a master at combining colors! The first one looks like its illuminated. So cool. I think they all look great. Thanks for sharing.

Peg Robinson said...

Linda, these are great. You are too hard on yourself. The beauty of art is you CAN make it your own and you do have a style. Love what you have made.

Julie Steed said...

These are really cool. I love all the layers in the backgrounds. The pen work on the models is really striking as well.

Astrid Maclean said...

Great pages all of them Linda, and lucky you doing that class. All those layers add so much depth and I adore how you have finished them!!! Great collage and doodling and totally stunning background work!

sam21ski said...

WOW cool pages Linda, but journalling still does nothing for me - lol

Sam xxx

Gloria said...

Great pages! Love the colors and doodles - what fun! Memories of a delightful weekend. Thanks for sharing. Someday I will figure out how to tweak my Blog - make it what I envision - and start sharing my art as well...

Anja v K@@rten said...

Ohowooo Linda,
You are a full artist!
Your creations are great!!
Groetjes, Anja

Marijane said...

All your pages are lovely! I like that you can crop magazine pics, or any others for that matter and add to the creation. Never thought of doing that... I regret not taking at least a couple of classes in Moline when Dyan was there. It's only an hour and a half from my home and although I'm not really into journaling, would still be fun to see everyone's creations and just play!

Mo said...

Linda, You created great pages from the beginnings in Dyan's class. Not so easy to do. I always love all the incredible detail that you use. I admit I use your entire bog as a regular reference tool. This is the next best thing to taking a class myself. Seattle is not a frequent stop. Thanks.

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

These are lovely. The detail in each page is amazing, you can see why they take so long to complete. Each one is a little work of art :-)

Patty Ashline Paola said...

Enjoying looking at your creativity.
Had to look twice at the model in the skirt...looks amazingly like my oldest daughter.

Sandy said...

Hey Linda - I don't think you have any idea how much I love your art work - your journal page is gorgeous - I mean really gorgeous and I love the way you doodle - is that doodling? The one you cropped is extraordinary. She beautiful but so is the work you did around her. Gosh how I wish I could have been a fly on the wall when you took this class.
Sandy

Beth Norman said...

These pages rock. You are ubber talented!

Bonnie Irvine said...

I kept scrolling through to find the not-so-good but can't find it :) All I'm seeing are incredible journaling pages. The backgrounds are so rich in detail and texture and the focal images are incredible. Your doodling is amazing and adds so much to your art. Love 'em all!

Silje said...

I really like your Art Journal pages - they are so colorful and fun! : ) Love it!

Lin said...

fantastic pages linda i love them!!!

Lori said...

Love, love, love these! I like the spiked bangs you gave that chick. For me, the mag cutout page was my fave, and I plan on doing more...love that! I'm in the market for Vogue mags now. lol...

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous pages... what a treat to peek into your book!