I have uploaded a few pieces of work over the last few months - plenty more to upload, but hopefully this will keep me a little more up to date... I hope you enjoy them!
Thanks for staying with me xxx
MS: How did you get your start in Art Journaling?I’ve always loved art, I originally started out rubber stamping about 25 years ago. With an insatiable desire for printed matter, notebooks & stationery, it stood to reason that one day I would have a paper art store. I closed the store a few years ago and decided to focus on making art and I am loving the process. Art Journaling was an excellent ‘escape’ for me – I found it very therapeutic, and immediately was hooked. I used to keep a diary as a young girl, so Art Journaling is like taking that diary to another level. The artistic possibilities for art journaling, is almost limitless and incredibly inspiring!
MS: What size of Journal do you prefer to create in and why?At first I began using A5 blank page notebooks, I wasn’t happy with the quality of paper, so I started to use watercolor pads, which held the paint and glues much better. I am currently using the Dylusions 8x10 journal, I’m now onto my 2nd – The quality of the paper is fair & it’s big enough for me to ‘see’ what I’m doing ha-ha
MS: Do you keep a travel journal and tool kit with you?
MS: What organic objects have you used in your journal to create interesting texture?Hmm, I don’t really adhere much other than paper to my journal pages – I prefer the paint and drawings to be textural in appearance. I like to use light and shade, often sticking down pieces of torn papers, map pages etc. and for me, I find this is enough… and less bulky too
MS: What tips do you have for the beginner?Do not be afraid, every page will be different and the more you do, the better you will become. Your journal can be for your eyes only – so don’t pressure yourself to create something artfully amazing - just begin, make the start and soon you will discover that it is highly addictive, very relaxing and fun!