Art Journaling UK

Mini-collage play: 10/8/17

Had a great time with collage and play with small artcards. These have given me lots of ideas for bigger paintings - the ones I really like I'll keep for that, the rest will make lovely cards to send to people.  Translating them into much larger paintings that I find...

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Abstract play: July 17

Playing with mixed media on bamboo paper, acrylic, crayon, stencils and stamps. One paper I didn't much like but cut it up into squares and will probably use them to make cards for sending. Play is never wasted! (even if I can't use what I've done in some way) I...

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A Day in the Studio: 11/7/17

Wonderful to spend creative time in the new studio now it's set up. All of the paintings I have out are in process, being worked on in rotation. This is my favourite way of working, moving from one to the next, then sitting and looking and allowing 'fermentation' time...

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New Studio Space: July 2017

For the first time in over 15 years I will be working in a studio space shared with other artists. This feels both exciting and a bit scary. I have my own area/cubicle and for the past week I have been preparing the space, putting up pinboard and painting it, getting...

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Midsummer Solstice: Mixed media painting.

Feels important to take time out this Wednesday to just be still and re-connect with the earth, however we do it, wherever we do it. Let the light in. Here's another turning of the year, another opportunity to review and reassess our lives and where we are going....

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Still Fragile: Journal spread 4/6/17

I am surprised by this journal spread - didn't realise that I still feel fragile. So I ask the question 'In what way do I feel fragile?' Well, physically I am struggling with lost confidence since my accident last year and falls I've had since. But I think also I am...

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Welcome to Creative Heartwork by Art Journaling UK blogger; Marie Allen.