Art Journaling: To Dreamland with Shari Carroll

One of the things I like most about art journaling is the process. I also love how my ideas morph as I am creating. The morphing is not visible to you so I’ll try to explain it a bit.

I started with strips of paper to create a border which I was going to paint with more vibrant colors and use bold words for journaling in the center. But once I had my strips glued in place they looked more like a cityscape to me. I went with the city scene feeling and dulled down my color choices with muted tones.  I added white gesso to the top to fade the papers to resemble a sky. My new thought was an escape from the mundane…taking flight to the sky!

Shari Carroll, Art Journal

I added white vines of leaves for the butterflies to have a place to go. This was feeling right to me to escape and fly away with my dreams. BUT…. it also resembles books where the stories can take you off to dreamland as well.

Art Journal, Shari Carroll

Either way… the elements on this page along with the word strips work together to take me away to my journey.

Shari Carroll, Art Journal

I have filmed the process of this page which you can view below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

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Does your work change as you are in the process of creating? I’d love to hear about it. Thanks for coming by, I hope you find time to create something magical this weekend! enjoy!

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