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NaNoJouMo 2015 Day 1 - Art Journal Page - "This Storm"

Hey Crafters!

Since 2013, I have watched Dianne (PackerDi on Youtube) participate in NaNoJouMo (National Nonstop Journaling Month) every November. Her videos always inspire and this year, I decided to take the plunge and join in!

To learn all about what NaNoJouMo is and how to participate, you can check out Dawn Sokol's website here.

As many of you know, I am extremely busy. (Aren’t we all?! Haha.) I have two jobs, I go to school full-time and I try to keep up with duties at home. However, art journaling makes me happy so I do my best to squeeze it in. It is almost a necessity to keep my sanity. With everything going on, it seems crazy to take on a commitment to art journal every day. But as Dawn says, you don’t have to complete a page every day. The goal is to just get in your journal every day and do a little bit. That being said, I would love to complete a page daily so that is what I am going to try to do.

Since I’m trying to complete a whole page daily I am going to try to keep them extremely simple. I have a hard time doing ‘simple’, but it has been working so far.

This page took me about half hour to complete. To find the time to art journal, I have been getting up 2 hours early for work. Here’s where you will think I am bat-sh*t crazy… that means I get up at 3:30 AM. Ha! But, it really sets my tone for the day. It puts me in a good mood and makes me happy.

Now, about this page;

This page started out with a background idea I saw in this video by DeeDee Catron. I just love teal and brown.

The prompt is; “Hello, My Name Is..” so I added this quote I found on Pinterest. It’s sad, but beautiful and I love it.

“I am not a graceful person.
I am not a Sunday morning or a Friday sunset.
I am a Tuesday 2am,
I am gunshots muffled by a few city blocks.
I am a broken window in February.
I sometimes believe that I don’t belong around people,
That I belong to all the leap days that didn’t happen.
The way light and darkness mix under my skin has become a storm,
You don’t see the lightning,
But you hear the echos.”
~Anna Peters

Supply List:

For the Gelli Print:
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint:
Crafter’s Workshop Stencil 6x6 “Palms”:
Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium:
Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso:
Drywall Joint Tape:
Circles Drywall Tape:
Silver Thread:
Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid (Satin):
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic in Raw Umber:
Golden Fluid Acrylic in Cobalt Turquois:
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint in Night:
Ingvild Bolme “Moth Wings” Stamp:
Crafter’s Workshop Stencil 6x6 “Well-Rounded”:
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste:
Ranger Archival Ink in “Watering Can”:
Stabilo Marks All:
Ranger CraftMat Non-Stick Work Surface:

Are you participating in NaNoJouMo this year?
Thanks for Looking!


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