Monday, November 2, 2009

A Circus of My Very Own !

Have you visited Teesha Moore's blog "teesha's circus" lately ? She posted a ton of videos this weekend on her art journal techniques. Free, available to everyone and wonderfully descriptive videos showing Teesha's art journal process every step of the way !

I spent most of the morning watching the videos today. I got so inspired to try things the teesha-way that I spend the rest the morning playing away in my art journal. I learned a lot and it was very fun to try new techniques out, guided by teesha's own words.

Here is where my page is at now :

This is very different for me but I am liking it. I don't know that I will adopt too much of teesha's techniques into my usual stuff but I think it is so fun to just be loose and relaxed and try things out and see what happens. I love that Teesha uses the word "intuitive" a lot. Just following your gut, letting the inner artist place things where you want to, avoided that nay saying voice that says "but that looks weird !!!" and just going for it ! I love it ! Fearless creating by the Queen !

The next series of videos Teesha shares will be about lettering. I will then work on completing this page with some journaling. I love, love, love Teesha's lettering style! It is very distinctive. I would love to really develop a lettering style of my own. I think that experimenting with someone else's style and taking little bits I like from here and there may just bring me where I want to go !

I added a Rock My World rock in these shots of the page. It was the one that jumped out of the bowl for me this morning.

Kind of fitting, don't you think ?

I love it when those little messages keep coming !

I hope you find some time to play and open your mind to some new possibilities this week, Beautiful Ones !

Happy Monday !

23 comments:

lyle said...

sI too love the way teesha writes but I know when I see someone else writing in her style I think







some how that little lady looks like you! I like teesha's journaling style too but thats her! when I see someones page written like that I think "copycat"!
your pages look good because they are you! I did like her video on making the book. going to try that on rosin paper! happy monday to you too lyle

lyle said...

where did I get the top lines!sorry lyle

dragonflyreflections said...

love your page!! and thanks so much for sharing teesha's videos - can't wait to go play!

Anonymous said...

You do amazing work! Your creative imagination is very inspiring!
Love that rock in the picture! Yes it really speaks loudly. So much fun to let it be so. An open mind is a wonderful thing. It takes one from questionning to participating in life situations. This is magic! Participating in life! that is all we need to do...!
Thank you for sharing you!
Lovingly,
You know who:):)

beth said...

I love your page and I love teesha...I tried watching a video this weekend and it wouldn't come through even with buffering....off to try it again :)

Kate said...

Once again beautiful bold colors, you are really going for it girl. Fantastic. I will have to check out the videos when I get some spare time,

Kate

Paula said...

Cracking up here! I just got done watching a bunchof theese videos and then popped over here to see what you had been up to...which was Teesha! Great take on this...gonna try somee of it in mine as well. It's always always good to play!

Julie Prichard said...

Oh YES Your mind is wide open...these are cool pages and I really agree with what you said about trying someone's style to morph into your own...perfect!

Suvarna said...

these are so fun and bright and fanciful, beautiful work.
:-)

Dream With the Fishes said...

Hello my favorite cheerleader!! Thank you so much for warming my heart with your comments.

I just love the way you do that. You took something very distinctive - Teesha's style - and made it completely original and all your very own. That is marvelous talent, woman!

I love Teesha's work, so I'm very excited about these videos. Thanks for putting the word out! I WILL be watching them. I would have been doing so today, had I known earlier. Still, I'm glad I got to spend time playing because that's exactly the place I was in today - that place where you don't worry about the rightness or wrongness of placement, or screwing anything up. It was a rare treat for me and I'm hoping it's just the beginning of a new way of life for me. Oh, the freedom - I love it!

Well, good night sweet Queen! *** Sleep well and sweet dreams. ***

Miss Meliss said...

Yesterday I was making some new art...got to a point when I wasn't happy...realized....I am thinking too much about it....stopped thinking....kept arting....got happy.

;)

~magick~
Melissa

MB Shaw said...

I like this a lot. Great use of color. Can't wait to see what you do with the lettering. And I need to check out those videos myself :-)

Jennifer said...

Wow! This is absolutely amazing Kim. I love, love, love it.

joanne said...

i watched those videos too and it is so amazing how they make you want to drop everything and just dive in and play... if i didn't already have like six projects on my desk right now i would have started in too... but this afternoon might just be the day :)...

i've been dying for some copic markers for ages, and now i see why...

your page is stunning... i absolutely love love love what you have done so far and can't wait for the lettering... i think it is really so wonderful to be able to learn from one another, practice, and then incorporate new techniques into our own art to make it all our own...

this page makes me smile so much i want to just clear off the desk right now and jump in :)

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Wow, this is so fascinating to see your style emerge. Not that I need to tell you, or that you need to hear it but - keep going!

arlene said...

I love Teesha's style too, and I love how generous she is with sharing it. Your page is gorgeous and Teesha-ish in a Kimmy way! You still shine through!
xo

dosfishes said...

The spine in your drawing looks positively electric as does the detail in your hat.

It's tells me you are charged and ready to go.

Hugs

Corrine

iHanna said...

I've got the Teesha bug too, and did a spread in my art journal tonight! Hehe. Your pages looks awesome, so cute and fun at the same time!

deb did it said...

Kim, you are truly OPENing up and having way too much fun!!....(but can anyone ever have TOO much fun....heck NO!) I love Teesha....her vids, art fests and style. When I went to ArtFest, I was like a drug addict...almost Art Overload!)....just keep playing..you really do have your own sense of style....and it makes my heart sing when I see it. Play on Sista!

Leslie said...

Nice work Kim! Teesha was very generous with those videos, wasn't she? So fun, but it'll take me a while to get through them all!

lynne h said...

ooooohhhhh! nice, kim!! xo

sherry ♥ lee said...

I too got caught up in those videos (and ordered some stuff from Teesha so hopefully I will have some journals made and ready by the 21st when we will be playing all day!!). I was so thrilled that someone would offer all this knowledge...at no charge. It's so de rigeur these days to offer for $$$ -- and I believe she has been a huge hit throughout the web!!

I love what you created..not your usual, no, but then, playing around with what is different can be very good for the creative soul. I want to play like this too -- not my normal style but there is something about it I find completely enchanting!!

fromthepines said...

Kim! I meant to comment earlier and forgot to - I love this! After seeing your pages and others and seeing the videos - it wouldn't leave my mind so I had to try this too!
She has 2 lettering videos up that links were posted to Tracy's blog or search youtube. Still more coming but they were cool!

I'd love for you to take a peek!

Cheryl
http://fromthepines.blogspot.com