Sunday, December 6, 2015

Inside My Art Journal

I've been working in my latest art journal, a smaller version of the one I made in Roben Marie Smith's class. The pages are 5" x 7". I should call this an art "Doll" journal, since most every page has one of my dolls.
I've drawn some new Paige dolls, that I've used on some of my pages.
After I draw the dolls, I scan and reduce them to fit in my journal.
As you can see, I also love to use flowers on my pages as well.
Since the pages are only temporarily bound by elastic, I can easily remove them from the journal and scan the pages flat.
 I'm thinking these pages would make cute greeting cards or tags.
I love the neon colors on these pages.
 So, I'll be scanning all my journal pages to re-purpose into something different.
In the photo above, I used one of my deli sheets from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer Geli printing class on the page on the left.
In the photoe above, the page on the left is one of my favorites, I love the color combination.
On a side note, I actually scanned my favorite pages from my large Roben Marie Smith art journal and reduced them to just 2 1/2" x 4" and made a miniature notebook (the book in the middle) 
I'm thinking of either selling the finished mini notebooks or selling kits to make them or having a workshop to make it. Let me know if you'd be interested. Here's a quick flip through of the mini book.

And on a final note, my daughter Rachel performed in, probably her last, NutCracker performance this weekend. It's a low budget venue, but she did get the lead role as Sugar Plum Fairy.
 Rachel with one of her good friends, Jasmine, backstage.

Have a great week, and go Warriors!


  1. Outstanding work!! Love every page of your journal - the vibrant bold colors of the flowers and the Paige dolls are beautiful. I would love
    to buy one your mini notebook or kits or take a class - definitely! Video was great seeing each that it's a notebook to be used.
    Congratulations to Rachel for being selected in the leading role of the Sugar Plum Fairy. You look adorable and your performance was stellar!
    Connie, you raised a beautiful daughter. She's gifted and talented in
    so many ways. Dee

  2. love the mini doll journals. would love to do a class. thanks for sharing rachel's final performance.. she is so stunning.

    lana cano kloch

  3. I love your doll art journal! A workshop learning your techniques would be so much fun. Rachel was stunning as the Sugar Plum Fairy!

  4. hi connie happy new year..would love a kit or class on mini doll art journal.......Rachel looks beautiful ...Thank you as always for sharing xoxox Laura H