Friday, September 29, 2017

Artist Tribe Introductions

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I thought long and hard about how to introduce myself today 
but in the end I thought maybe if 
I described my art journaling style then maybe that would convey who I

This is my latest art journal page that I made using 
that I created for today and I am also linking this to

1. Occasionally I get in a sewing mood, I really love that it adds texture without bulk. One thing you will find in my art journaling: flat pages. The reason I don't like bulky pages is that it makes it harder for me to continue journaling. It's difficult to draw or paint on pages that are buckling or bulging. Anyway, that's my own pet peeve, but I do love looking at other journals that are loaded to the max.
Small beads and the occasional sequin are also often included.

And some more projects that I've created with my awesome, fabulous, wonderful

Khadi Papers 8x8 Sketchbook

2. Now I do enjoy hanging heavier/bulkier beads and charms on the outside of my journal books. I adore the tactile feel of them and the sounds that they make when I pick up my journals.
link to the post 1 Journey into khadi papers
link to the post 2 sublime textures
3. You will usually find quotes, poems etc. on my pages, I rarely create a page without adding some wordage. I also have a new toy, a typewriter and I enjoy hauling it out on occasion to type word strips, I also like to type on my journal fodder and collage with it. I did both on this 2 page spread.
link to the StencilGirl post - Silence
3. I also enjoy water-coloring, stencils and outlining. I almost always outline everything, it just doesn't feel complete unless I do it. 
I've tried not to, really I have ...but so far I can't rest the urge.

4. Sometimes I get in a mixed media mode and collage, splatter paint and gold leaf. I don't do a lot of this in my journal, usually, it's what I create on a canvas but sometimes I'm just in the mood to do it, so why fight it?
link to the post - Om Shanti
5. I also like to practice typography but I really have to concentrate while doing it and take my time. As you can see from the Om Shanti page what my writing looks like when I don't slow down...not so pretty! lol

6. I also am not a very patient artist. I think I have a mild case of ADD...
Case in point: Doing the dots was very boring to me while I was creating the page but afterward when it was completed, I loved it.
Sometimes I have a hate/love relationship with a technique I am using.
link to the post - Oceania!
So maybe you learned a little about me through my journaling style.
to recap...
I like flat journal pages, like to add bulk to the outside of my journals, addicted to outlining everything, occasionally will get messy, love using words along with typography and I'm not very patient.

I am looking forward to visiting my art tribe sisters and seeing what they created!
I hope you do too!

One other thing you should know is that I love to win prizes, how about you?

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One lucky winner will receive $20 Gift Card to the Shop at Gwen Lafleur Studios! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on any or all of the blog posts during the hop - the more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win! (One comment per person per blog please.)

You have until Sunday, October 1st at 11:59pm mountain time to leave your comments. The winner will be announced on the Gwen Lafleur Studios Facebook page ( on Monday, October 2nd.

Make sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to have a chance to win!


Jackie PN said...

Each and every piece on this page just blows me away! SO different, but at the same time, I can tell they are by you as there is something in each that says this is your style!
The fish page got me right from the beginning! What material did you use to sew those sea weeds? I just love it!
And the pages with your typing are simply beautiful!
Your dot piece blows my mind as there is NO way I could do that without moving on to another project halfway through! haahaa
Truly fabulous each page!
Love your artwork and your style!
hugs,Jackie xx

Jean said...

Wow - loving the fish! So creative!

Lynda Shoup said...

Sandee, I really enjoyed reading your reflections on your style. You are very self-aware. I'm not sure I have that kind of clarity, but I nodded along with you on things like preferring flat pages. It's not that I don't like the encrusted style, far from it, but you are so right about how difficult it is to work on the next pages. Fabulous pieces all! I want to know more about the seaweed too!

SLScheibe said...

What a plethora of awesome art! So many goodies to see. I really LOVE the fish art. I just love the way you sewed the weeds with different colour of threads. It looks amazing!

Unknown said...

Really love the fish....and the way you journaled...fab work

froebelsternchen said...

Your style is so versatile and GORGEOUS! I love all the Mixed Media you show today!
We would be happy to see your underwater scene linked to
as well!

I wish you a very happy weekend !

DVArtist said...

Sandee this is just an amazing fish page. I mean seriously beautiful.

Gwen Lafleur said...

I love seeing all of the different projects together on this post - it really gives a great window into who you are as an artist! And I LOVE the art journal page with the fish! It just makes me soooo happy to look at it... fabulous!

sirkkis said...

How interesting different techniques you presented! Love them all full of beautiful details. My favorite is the fish world 😃
Happy PPF and weekend ❤

Teri Barefoot said...

Love your work the fish are great

Maria Medeiros said...

Really beautiful! Lovely details. Happy PPF! Have a lovely weekend!

craftytrog said...

So much wonderful art! I love all of your pages Sandee!
Alison x

Felicia said...

I do NOT sew, therefore, each one of these projects on your post are just stinking fabulous! I love your creativity and style! Thanks for sharing all of these fun and inspiring projects! :)

TGonzales said...

Sandee, there is a common thread woven among these pages but I can't put my finger on it, it is that subtle and the theme of each so different.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love your journaling style.
I don't like pages that are so bulky
you can't have them in a book without
mashing them. I'm not real patient
when it comes to do some parts of
a project - but I'll keep working
on one, making changes until it is
what I want. I love the fish.
The stitching through the ribbon
is fantastic.
thanks for sharing a fantastic page.

Sue (this n that) said...

It was a real pleasure to see your journal pages Sandee. They're full of creativity and delightful surprises. Others have commented on the fish page and I too loved it, especially the sewn weeds.
I enjoyed your wordage too and can also understand how you like to outline everything - I'm an outliner too ;D)... it seems its the final touch doesn't it.
Great work and beautifully presented. Cheers and Happy PPF! Sue

carol l mckenna said...

Sandee ~ your art work is so lovely, creative and special ~ I love it all ~ thanks,

(A ShutterBug Explores)
Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting. I am a bit late

Meggymay said...

Fabulous and inspirational journal pages Sandee. Each piece you shared has wonderful details and colours.
Thank you so much for adding a page to Art Journal Journey, 'Colour in my world' theme.

Anonymous said...

so wonderful and fantastic works!!!
Happy weekend

Margik said...

Love your creative fish page! The rest of pages are fabulous too.

Edwige V. said...

It so interesting to see different pieces of art from the same artist at the same time ! I absolutely love each one of them. Everything is really soft. Does the softness of the Kadi paper is responsible ?

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

Wow, what a lot to look at! I am wondering what you used in front of the fish to make them look like they are swimming, and did you hand stitch the piece? I soooo agree about not liking bulky pages too. My journals always get fat, but from collage, but I am trying to keep the layers flat--no easy task! beautiful work...can't wait to see more!

Jenn Jilks said...

I never even thought of that, the bulk of the pages.
Lovely work you do. Very pleasing to my eye.
Thanks for visiting my modest sketch!

froebelsternchen said...

Thank you for linking to AJJ Sandee!
Happy weekend!

Michele said...

gorgeous journal pages! xo

PiaRom said...

So much incredible pages! I love them ALL, haha, but my very favorite of ourse is the one with the fishes! happy PPF!

Faye said...

I loved seeing your journal pages and how you did them. Thanks for the info on your gorgeous work. I agree about the bulkiness of adding stuff inside the journal. Unfortunately the teacher of the MM class I am in like bulky pages. You do beautiful work.

Giggles said...

WOw these are gorgeous pages!! Everything is perfection here!! Thank you for sharing all your techniques!! This journal is publish worthy... love all the beautiful fonts you create!!

Peace Giggles

Darlene K Campbell said...

Hi Sandee, I'm a friend of Jackie and I am so happy to meet you here and see your fabulous work. Is that ribbon as the seaweed? Love the fishy fishes.I also adore using a typewriter. I'm learning so much about style and products to create with by blog hopping with you gals. Thanks.