Art Journal: First Marks

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A while back, I showed you the art journal that I made from a pad of paper. I completed it at the end of November and you can read more about it here.

I made it specifically for Laly Mille’s The Artist and The Journal class.

On the first day of 2020, I made the first marks in this new book! I began by writing a journal entry.

And then I added scribbles of colors using Caran d’Ache Neocolor II and Inktense pencils.

These were activated using matte gel medium mixed with a bit of water.

Now my journal is no longer “pristine”. Sometimes, you may get stuck, being afraid to make the first marks in a new journal. It is so pretty and clean. The best thing to do is just start. Make marks somewhere in it. Any kind of marks! After that, it’s easier to make more marks!

Just do it!