[Art journal] Changing stars

This is the first page of a new art journal I’ve started. It’s actually a children’s book! I think I prefer children’s books more than regular sketchbooks, for the following reasons:
  • It’s much cheaper (I mean, 50 cent!)
  • Compared with regular sketchbooks, much better quality because these are made for children. Nibble resistant books can take a lot! 
  • You don’t have to gesso the background. (But for the love of it, you sure can if desired)

This page is written with my left hand… if you can’t read it, no worries, neither can I! The cover is also finished but I’ll keep that for the next post. This book is dedicated to my dreams and goals, secrets and poems. Things I will be planning in my workbook, will flourish in this book.

Do you use your {art} journal to keep track of your dreams and goals?

14 thoughts on “[Art journal] Changing stars

  • Christine Burke December 26, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Great start to your new art journal. Love it <3

  • Marianne December 23, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Love your idea – and the pages are beautiful 🙂

  • Cindy D. December 22, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Beautiful color and a great start to a new book!

  • denthe December 21, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Wonderful pages! Love the raw quality of it….

  • SLScheibe December 20, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Looks bright and colourful! I use old books all of the time, it's a great idea!

  • BLOGitse December 20, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I like everything in this book! It looks so yummy I want to try to make one too…no idea how though…:)

  • froebelsternchen Susi December 20, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us at

  • Abigail Davidson December 20, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Beautiful mix of layers with the text and color together!

  • Valerie-Jael December 19, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, Valerie

  • Christine December 19, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    great idea to use a Children's book, nice work!

  • Linda Kunsman December 19, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Yes-those children's books are much sturdier and cheaper. I used to use them for altered books with a theme. Fantastic colors and layers on your pages!

  • Valerie-Jael December 19, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Great idea, looks fantastic! Valerie

  • Geckostone December 19, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Oh yeah, great idea using the children's book!!! I love your work!!!!

  • Giggles December 19, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Love love love these colours together, fabulous idea about the kids books I shall try that! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Holidays to you!

    Hugs Giggles

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