Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Just jump in !

A brand new Moleskine Portfolio Watercolor album.


That’s a lot of blank pages.


Where to begin ?

Be Fearless, and just jump in !

Get out the grass green india ink !


Drip and doodle with the eyedropper lid. See how the paper holds just enough

Lovely, lovely watercolor paper in this journal.

Close the book – make a monoprint.

Love having this big two page spread.

No spirals, no drips onto other pages.


Stencils, stencils, where are you ?

Ah, this one. Brand new, never used.

I was lucky enough to win it in a giveaway from Julie Balzer a few months back.

Time to get it dirty!


Acrylic paints on a sponge will work well.

Flip the stencil and we have both a left and right hand !



Black India Ink and a dip pen – tools of my heart !


A little line work and what emerges ?


Eyes behind a mask…

A creature with a strange head ?

Reminds me of some strange creature that Dr. Who may encounter…

Shut up, critic who says I am super weird !

Just Go with it…


My being behind the mask starts to develop…


A tattoo on one cheek,

a scar on another.


Details with India ink, a white gel pen and Twinking H2O’s.


Some good tunes playing as I play.

What is on now ?

Jason Mraz, “Details in the Fabric”.

“Hold on.


Know your name.


Go your own way.


And everything

will be fine.”

Ah, yesssss.

That works.


With that, my first page of my new nest feels complete for today.

I think I am going to like my new journaling home.

Happy Tuesday, Beautifully Creative Ones.




Sherry Smyth said...

When you jump right in Kim you make it so beautiful...it was so much fun to watch you not be intimidated by all those blank pages and to come up with something awesome!

Janet said...

You really got this new journal off to an amazing start! I don't even have words to say how much I love this....and thank you so much for showing your process.

PS - I love Jason Mraz!!

Carmen said...

gorgeous art page!
i have that stancil i didn't know who made it wow! i am glad i got it and i love that moleskine as well gotta buy it now ;-)

priti.lisa said...

Thanks for sharing the song!
It's a warm sunny day today HooRAy!!!
Love, Lisa

beth said...

how lucky is that new journal to have ended up in YOUR amazingly creative hands.....WOW !!

seriously, that face.......UNBELIEVABLE !!!

Olivia said...

I really like watching your process, My Queen! That's a fantastic Moleskine, that's for sure---love it! xoO

patti said...

It's so good watching someone else create!

Lovely molskine and a beautiful result!

jgr said...

Oh, how inspiring to see the step by step, I love that you started with a monoprint-beautiful work as always!!

Kate said...

Fabulous, Loved seeing the whole process. HOw big is that journal, Oh I will go look. I have a small moleskine WC journal and never liked the paper. Maybe they changed to a better paper now. I love that song too! I will have to check out Jason Mraz.

Have a blessed day.


The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Gorgeous colours, bold energy for a new book. Way to start! This is so "you"!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Good fun with your monoprint face, what a way to christen your new book. xox Corrine

elizabeth said...

You make it look so very fun and so very beautiful! I would love to just sit and watch you. I think it would be very enjoyable and meditative.

Marit said...

yes, yes, yessss.... a fearless start and a wonderful page! The book is going to be a dear friend over de next few months... I can sense that already! I love your page, the eyes behind the mask... wonderful!

SueAnn said...

Loved watching the process of your art making! Very cool!!
And I loved the finished piece

Nadeja said...

The spirit of the being shines brightly through the eyes and has taken on a most powerful, strong, assurred and loving place on the page! BEEEEEYOUTEEEFULL!!!
Love you my Kimmy.

Chel said...

Okay, you just KNOCKED my socks off- so inspiring!!

LuLu Kellogg said...

WOW WOW WOW.....what a beautiful creation!

Happy Day Sweetness!


Joyfulploys said...

I love coming here...you are off to a great start in your new journal...colorful spread...and the quote from the song by Jason just ties it all together.

Nuyë said...

I think your work is absolutely amazing!

DebC said...

This is sooooo WOW!
Just went to your Etsy shop and ordered your "Love is the way" notecards.
Your art is amazing!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

FANTASTIC journal page!!!!