A good friend recently told me that she didn't recognize my art journaling pages anymore. And she's right, they have been going in a whole new direction. After years of studying the styles of my mixed media idols (Teesha Moore, Tangie Baxter, Marsha Jorgenson, and Ingrid Djikers), I am finally finding a style that incorporates many of the styles and techniques that I have learned, but that feels authentic to me.
Like me, my new art is little vintage and a little funky. Inspired by words, quotes, and my own life experiences, my journal pages finally feel "real" to me, and isn't that the most important thing of all?
This first one was featured on this week's Art Journal Caravan blog.
And this one was featured on yesterday's Gallery Standouts.
Here's another one combining vintage images with grunge.
Credits: Captivated Vision's Another Man's Treasure and I Believe in Second Chances; Rucola Designs Wacky 13 hand (used as template) and Tumble Fish Studio's Random Favorites (glasses) and Etcetera (woman). The font is Acoustic Bass.
And then, there's my personal favorite.