April 25, 2014

Art Doodle Love

Have you seen this little gem of a book, Art Doodle Love, A Journal of Self-Discovery by Dawn DeVries Sokol? Here's what the author herself says in her introduction: "There are many steps to creating a layered, mix-media art journal page, but these techniques can be overwhelming to someone just starting out. I've provided prompts and painted pages to give you a jump start into art journaling. The ideas and backgrounds will be there for you, guiding you into that creative zone, and these pretty pages become even lovlier when you doodle and draw all over them, adding bits of ephemera to your heart's content."

I acquired this beautiful book a while ago, and every once in a while I thumb-fan through the colorful pages, dreaming of the day when I will fill them with my amazing doodles. Well, I've decided to begin already. Doodling is out of my creative comfort zone, so this certainly will be a journal of self-discovery!

Here's a look at my "intention page" in process. I am loving the look of acrylic paint pens on these pages with varying sizes of black pens to outline. I tried a few copic markers, but they bled through and I didn't like it. I'll add some handwritten journaling about my intentions on the left side and then move on to chapter one, entitled "Finding the Mojo."

Sound like fun? Want to join me on this creative journey? I'll be posting every couple of weeks about this project and I'd love to have you play along and link us to your doodle creations. If you don't already own a copy of Dawn's book, you can purchase one in our Paper Pals Online Shop.

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1 comment:

Karen Tews Lien said...

You have inspired me to get out my own copy and "play" in it! I also LOVE my acrylic paint pens. Need to get them for our store!