I have to say, the internet is a wonderful place for art journal inspiration. Then being able to “pin” your finds to your Pinterest boards is the icing on the cake.
There’s a quote that I found that says:
Now, I’m not sure about the artist part. My darling sister calls me artsy fartsy. I tell her that I can figure out how things go together and that I can follow a pattern or tutorial. I think that’s more creative that artisty. But collector, yeah that’s definitely me. You should see my yarn and fabric collection. Not on the level of hoarding, but still impressive.
Then I found another quote that says:
And if this is so, then I guess I am an artist. Goodness knows, I’m not the wildly self-confident type!!!
So anyway, I have a collection of ideas that I found and pinned. I have been trying and tossing a lot of different ideas on this little creative journey, and these are just a few that appeal to me right now. If you look closely at my Art Journal Ideas board on Pinterest, you can find examples of a lot of what I’ve done on this spread.
According to Austen Kleon, author of Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative, it’s not stealing if you take ideas from a variety of artists. That’s been a fear of mine, being accused of copying. But I don’t think adopting elements from several different artists rather than plagiarizing a complete art journal image is quite the same thing. I would hate to think that anything put out there is to be seen and not “shared”.
So this is a representation of different elements and techniques that make me happy at this moment.
Yup, happy happy happy!!!