Sometimes, you just need tiny pencils! These are 1-1⁄2” to 1-3⁄4” long. #microart #microartjournal #miniatureartjournal #miniartjournal #miniatureart #tinyjournalnation #allthingstiny #allthingsminiature #microartjournaling #tinyartjournal #travelersnotebook #inktober #spooktacular2019

Meow!? I don’t think you can have a Spooktacular Celebration without the traditional, familiar, black cat. Here, our favorite feline was apparently contemplating dinner when one of the vittles decided to speak up for itself! Perhaps our furry fiend will contemplate a nice bowl of kibble instead! Images were stamped and then watercolor was applied. Colored pencil and gel pen were added for color and emphasis. #microart #microartjournal #miniatureartjournal #miniartjournal #miniatureart #tinyjournalnation #allthingstiny #allthingsminiature #microartjournaling #tinyartjournal #travelersnotebook #inktober #spooktacular2019

Jalousie? Teensy spiders just hanging around… I’m so happy with how this came out! I wasn’t sure my idea would work. And it was still a bit mundane until I added the red dots to the spiders and the white dots next to their strings! This was created using the tangle Jalousie, which was drawn first with black, Pigma Micron pens. Then watercolor was applied to establish the basic color range.

Zonked! Every so often, I get a wild idea to try something… and it ends up taking much longer, or being more complicated than I thought it would be. This layout is one of those. I probably should have drawn the Zonked larger. But I wanted the scale to be small so that the mummy and bats wouldn’t get totally lost in the design. However, I don’t think I’ll be drawing this tangle again for a while!

Whooo has the time? Everyone who wants to make art, no matter your experience or education should make a little time each day to “just do it!” A tiny art journal is perfect because you can fill it quickly and the smaller size is less intimidating. I wanted to create a layout with the feeling of the passage of time, and how we gain wisdom as we get older.

Today’s Inktober Zentangle prompt was TunnelVizion. I think this tangle makes a wonderful, creepy-cute critter that could be found on the Halloween forest floor! Tangles drawn with purple, Sakura Pigma Micron pen. Watercolor was added to the background and each of the tangle elements. Colored pencil was used to give more dimension to the individual parts and a bit added to the background to intensify the green. #microart #microartjournal #miniatureartjournal #miniartjournal #miniatureart #tinyjournalnation #allthingstiny #allthingsminiature #microartjournaling #tinyartjournal #travelersnotebook #inktober #spooktacular2019

On the first day of Spooktacular2019, I incorporated the Inktober Zentangle prompt, which was Printemps in my tiny art journal layout. Here, I used them to make the brightly colored foliage in the trees. The tree trunks were stamped on the page, then the tangles were added. Watercolors were applied and the foreground was stamped. Additional watercolor was added to the background and foreground. Finally some colored pencil was used for shading, color and texture.

Yesterday, I showed you the cover of my tiny, Spooktacular2019, traveler’s notebook. Today, I have the completed set for you. Above, you can see the set, closed, from the front and opening edge. Right now, the inserts are blank inside. Today I will be beginning the artwork. The paper is from Bee Paper Company. It is from the spiral-bound, Super Deluxe Mixed Media book. I love this paper because it’s not too thick to use in a small book, but it holds up well to wet and dry mediums.

It’s almost time for the Spooktacular Anniversary on Facebook’s Micro Art Journaling Group! In honor of the occasion, I am making a new journal cover and inserts to use during the month of October. The outside of the cover is a nice combination of fall colors with touch of sparkle. The paper I used for the cover was blank on the reverse side, so I used various stamps to add color and texture to compliment the theme.

For the month of June, the Micro Art Journaling Facebook Group is doing an interesting challenge. There is a “cloud” of prompts. When you have a list, people usually start and the top and work their way down. With a cloud (the prompts are placed randomly positioned in an image) there is no starting, ending, or ordering. You can just choose randomly. So, the first one I’ve done, is “a shoe”.

I follow the Traveler’s Notebook Forum on Facebook. It’s one of those places I check every day just to see the eye candy. This week, they’ve started their 5th Anniversary Celebration with lots of challenges and prizes. The first challenge is to create a Vision Board insert for your Traveler’s Notebook. This seemed like a perfect thing to do for my classic-size, Webster’s Pages, soft pink TN. I used scrapbook paper to create the folder initial folder.

I get asked all the time: “How small IS your art journal.” Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words… However, I’m still going to say a few! On the left is my Passport Traveler’s Notebook from Chris.W on Amazon. On the right is the A8-sized Traveler’s notebook that I use as my art journal. As you can see, the A8 is much smaller, and the inserts are even smaller than the cover.

This layout, in my Tiny Traveler’s Notebook Art Journal, is all about taking risks. It started with a page from a magazine that featured images of the spines of books, decorated in gold. I loved the rich, old-world, wealthy, royal look of them. They reminded me of a castle library somewhere in England. So, I decide to use regal colors of purple, red and gold to paint on the page.

A spring layout in my Tiny (A8) Traveler’s Notebook! I was putting this together over the weekend, and I kept thinking of Easter and Spring. It made me think of how pretty the gardens are this time of year. I loved the pink and green combination that developed as I practiced making grass-like strokes with them. The base design ended up looking so pretty. I deliberately looked for a stencil with a variety of flower shapes to add to the page.

This was a struggle. I loved the underlying colors (you can’t see the silver, but it is there,) and design. I loved the flowers and the black design on the left. And then a period of time went by, and I tried to finish this last night so I could post it for today. You know what? That’s not a good reason to make art. I have lost the flow, I’m tired now.