COLOR BLAST | YELLOW

Today's post is my 5th in the color blast series - a group of colour themed journals that are literally travelling the world through the artists listed below.

Yellow is one of my favourite colours (especially the neon shade!) so working in this journal was really fun for me! 
I also enjoyed the size of the journal itself; narrow and skinny, a new format for me which I liked more than I had anticipated. 


Color Blast 2017:

Julia - Orange
Vanessa - Grey
Lauren Brown - Green
Lauren Blood - Purple
Moriah - Crimson
Sarah - Mint
Riet - Yellow


Yellow Diamonds
- ink, pen


Lemon Drops
- acrylic paint, stamps, pen

(left page) Working off the right hand wizard of oz text


Get Out
- ink, collage, felt tips, pen

(left page) I found this quote and just loved it - a more direct version of chin up buttercup!


Bloom 
- ink, felt tips

(left page) A yellow floral explosion!


Found Yellow
- collage

This is a joint double spread where we were prompted by Riet (the journals owner and originator!) to stick down yachting yellow. I failed at this so bad, I kept an eager eye out but nothing really appeared. My meagre efforts are a yellow post it and a yellow foam do-nut sticker! 

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Make sure to check out everyone else's posts today to check in with the other colours!

GET MESSY 2017 | FAIRY TALES | WEEK 1

This week is the official first week of fairy tale season with Get Messy - I absolutely love this theme and am so excited to share my pages today! 

I created all of these in my German language book, it's proving a pretty good base for collage, pen and even watercolour 


I can't hear you
-felt tips, collage

An intro to my adapted fairy tale, I love this quote on the left, it is actually a bible verse! 
(Riet translated it for me) 


  
Cinders
- felt tips, collage 

My fairy tale pulls themes and creatures from across the Grimm land. Here we have Cinderella fleeing at midnight - not so she doesn't turn into a pumpkin, but so the big bad wolf doesn't eat her



The woods is also where my witch girl hangs out (still undecided if she's evil or not)


Home
- felt tips, collage 

I used this original illustration in the book to build this homesick page around 



Tick-Tock

- oil pastel, watercolour, collage 


Ticking clock, wilting flowers... 




The lost key



The Wolf's Page
- felt tips, collage 



The four characters used in these pages

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Read more about my cast for this season here

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ART JOURNAL | SUN AND MOON

A few weeks a go after the 100 day project was over, I put a call out on Instagram for anyone wanting to participate in some collaborative journals. Today I am sharing the start of one of these - I am actually working on 12 different collabs which is pretty insane and really cool! 

These are pages from sun and moon journal that myself and Moriah are working on. For this journal, I was creating pages from the moon to the sun and when Moriah gets it, she'll be answering as the sun; same for her journal to me. We thought up this theme under the umbrella of love letters, it's the most unrequited love you can get, right?!

A lot of my pages are minimal or prompts for Moriah to work off, I can't wait to see how she adds to it.









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I'll be sure to update you when each journal is finished as well as the other collabs that are currently in the works! 

DAILY MOLESKINE 2017 | JULY

My daily art entries for the month of July ... 

colour, pattern, layers and summer vibes 
















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So many people have joined in with me for this year! Look for the tags #mydayarted and #dailymoleskine on instagram to see how my friends are documenting their 2017.

You can see all of my 2016 and the beginning of 2017 entries here

GET MESSY 2017 | FAIRY TALES PREP

So the next Get Messy season has been announced - the season of fairy tales! 

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am thinking of approaching this season slightly differently and will detail how exactly in this post... 


I have a book on learning German for my journal this season - I will try and stick to either using pages from this cut out and collaged or using the book itself as my sketchbook. 


I picked the book up at a shop in London with Vanessa last month, it was such a find!


The inside cover is what really sold it me <3 


So many beautiful illustrations inside this book - look at all the castles!


Hoping a German person can decipher this for me... 

 

I have also created a cast of characters, these are the totems or people my pages will revolve around. 


A fox, my spirit animal


Poison apple


Key


(I may be little but I'm coming for the crown) 


Broomstick


Big bad wolf


Witch


My idea is that they will enhance pages and provide some narrative, rather than permanently be stuck somewhere. 


I also purchased this beautiful book as some further reading... 
(be still my beating heart, it is so wonderful)

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Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program/community. We are a group of like minded art journalers who have come together under this art form to learn, share, practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. Our community values consistent creating, encouragement and support and trying new things. My blog contains affiliate links to Get Messy Art Journal. This means that when you purchase a yearly membership or class using links in my post, I receive a small percentage. We would love to have you join us as a member of Get Messy Art Journal so Join Get Messy now! "