“The Queen” mixed Media on 4 x 4 gesso board

I used Faber Castell and Micron Pens to complete the physical artwork. Then, I took a photograph of it with a Sony CyberShot and then digitally enhanced the image using Adobe Photoshop.

Art Journal Entry for July 24th, 2018.

Use Adobe Creative Cloud to Edit Your Art Journal Pages

I always have so much fun creating an art page page, but sometimes that is just half the journey…. I take a picture of it and let the fun begin again.  Usining Adobe’s Lightroom CC and POhotoshop CC gives unlimited editing potential.  Here are just a few quick edits I did, using presets, to get a quick example together of how just a few minutes spent in editing can change the tone and feel of the jornal entry immensely…

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Last Days Of Summer Art Journal Pages

That bittersweet, last day of summer before school starts up again, should be a special day filled with happiness and joy for each student returning to school. No more staying up all night giggling with your friends, having sleepovers, an occasional Netflix binge, playing video games or being online for countless hours at a time. All that disappears in the blink of an eye. Summer’s fly by and next thing we know academics take a priority again… I had my own special way of saying farewell to the summer and wrote about it last night and this morning in two consecutive art journal entries. As usual, my art journal pages are consisted of layers of mixed media and I feel good expressing myself while doing them, verbally in what I write and artistically with the colors, designs, stencils and materials I choose to use.

Here is a list of materials I used to make these entries:

  • Dylusions Large Art Journal
  • Faber Castell Pens
  • Micron Pens
  • Gellyroll Pens
  • Liquitex Acrylic Paint Markers
  • Block Stamps
  • Cling Stamps
  • Stencils
  • Watercolor Paint

Journal Entry July 22, 2018

I used Gelatos and pens by Faber Castell for doing the background and coloring in some of the stencils. I love their products. Liquitex Acrylic paint and mediums, Micron Pens, Prismacolor colored pencils, Gellyroll pens, Faber Castell Gelatos and pens, Windsor &Newton and Jane Davenport Watercolors are must-haves in my art supplies. I also like Jim Holtz and Dylusions products.

Art Journal July 21, 2018

This entry is from July 21, 2018 I think. The day after I saw the orthopedic surgeon and learned that I HAVE to lose 40 pounds before they can operate and give me 2 new hips. Time for some major lifestyle changes!!! I’ve been exercising on my recumbent bicycle every morning as soon as I wake up and have found that it’s already helping with my stiffness and pain. Soon, I’ll add swimming into the mix. I ordered a cute bathing suit online.

“Who Are You Looking At?”

Several years ago, in 2013, I treated myself and bought an awesome, high-quality camera, a Sony Cybershot.  I still use it to this day and highly recommend it.  The very first time I used it, I went to John Easterlin Park in Fort Lauderdale near my Grandmother’s house.  That park is lovely and has many childhood memories for me.  My Mother used to go there as a child also.  The park is known for its population of stunning peacock’s but, sadly, I didn’t spot any when I went there to take some pictures.  This one white duck in particular caught my interest and I think it was reciprocated! The featured image is one of him looking at me while I photographed him.  He sure is one beautiful animal and I will be posting some more pictures of him. Next time you’re in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, check out John Easterlin Park which is a little hidden gem in South Florida.  They have a small campground area also.  Here’s a link to the park’s website: Easterlin Park