Wednesday, January 5, 2011

BIG Journal

This one really is big. It is 11x14 and I must confess, this certainly takes longer than 30 minutes but for some reason I can add some elements and come back later or the next day. I am trying to leave things undone if need be. As you see, I started this one on Dec 20 with the full expectation that I would do it over the holidays but that was not to be. So I picked it back up on the 3rd. I have several journals going at once.  These pages are freeing for me because I really don't worry about making the whole page work as a complete design. I think that is why I can leave it undone. I try to use lots of my supplies for these pages---stamps, pastels, punchanella, calligraphy, markers, cut outs for my images, watercolor..etc. I haven started the envelopes but I am hoping that I can keep up with my journal work amid the envelopes. This is a hard bound journal by Pro Art and the paper is fairly thick but doesn't take watercolor very well so I am doubling up the pages.

9 comments:

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Wow..I love this! Perhaps you could free yourself up even more.. allow yourself to put multiple days on one page.. be free!

Chel said...

Oh Martha, this is GORGEOUS! I am so inspired!

My art journal pages usually take about two hours, and that's without any sort of image collecting, photo printing (I include snapshots in my pages from time to time), etc. I'm learning to just be okay with the time it takes me instead of starting to stress at the hour mark.

Thank you for sharing this GORGEOUS page. WOW!!

jgr said...

Thank you for the inspiration, this is just beautiful. My goal for the day is to have some journal time.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Happy New Year Martha! I love this page - there is so much to look at! I like working in my 11x14 too but it does take a lot of my time to finish a page! Well worth it in the end however! Hugs and blessings to you.

Nancy said...

I'm really liking the mix of images, text, methods in the big journal. Very absorbing to look at.

PaperPumpkin said...

AH! I LOVE it! I LOVE it! I love it, Martha!!!! I always wondered what I would do with BIG pages...hmmm. Have YOU do them for me??? hahahaha

Mary said...

this reminds me of Judy Wise's style of journal pages, and I love hers. I really like the idea of recording the stuff of life on the pages.

Martha, you keep surprising me with your wonderful talent.

Createology said...

You are quite the achiever with this giant journal to create your fabulous art among the pages. I love how varied these pages are. Happy journaling...

Didi said...

WONDERFUL!! I love all the "Stuff"! My pages usually have a lot of 'clutter' going on, but everything on yours is there for a reason. I love it!

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