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Category Archives: 365 days in the life of a journal

What I’ve Been Working On…

Life is definitely all about the journey…the destination is only a by-product!

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Hi there!  Just sharing a few images of what I have been working on during my morning art journaling time.  What have you been working on in your studio?

If you are enjoying the way I photograph my artwork take a look at “How to Create Flatlay Photos for Instagram” as my gift to you!

I would like to invite you to hang out with us in the “Clarity Thru Color” Facebook Group.  It is a private group of supportive creatives where I offer podcasts on techniques and Q & A’s.

 

Happy creating!

Robyn

 

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ArtMythos: Look At What We’ve Been Up To…

I’m so excited to share what the members of my ArtMythos Online Course have been up to. We spend a lot of time over in our secret Facebook group sharing and talking about all things art. Here are some snippets of those conversations.

Enjoy!

Some gorgeous examples of what some of our members created these past few months!

Artwork by Celia Fulton Walden

“Still loving those ink blots. I am starting to think that these inked papers and the organic ink blots are helping me make a bridge between how I work sculpturally. Fingers crossed! At least I’m having fun.” – Celia Fulton Walden

 

Artwork by Lynda Fish

“I used to paint doors, walls and windows with encaustic (wax) paints… experimented in my journal with gelli prints instead. Writing on walls! Plus some other experiments using torn paper ensos and ink blots.” – Lynda Fish

 

Artwork by Tammy Swafford

“I found some envelopes to Gelli print on and created an envelope book. Here’s some pics!” – Tammy Swafford

(This technique was shown to my students in one of our”studio video series” inside of our ArtMythos: classroom!)

 

Artwork by Lisa Rene Aguilera

“Here are some reverse/resist inkblots I made while experimenting with resist fluid. I used a photocopy of a black & white napkin design, put some marks down with the clear fluid, folded the paper in half to make my inkblot, waited for it to dry, then went over the entire paper with distress stains. Lots of love to you all!”

I’ve been sharing my love of inkblots with the ArtMythos: members and they are doing some incredible experimentations and beautiful techniques of their own!

 

Artwork by Vicki Louise Neil Ross

“Really beautiful. Such a soothing palette.” – Celia Fulton Walden

 

Artwork by Celia Fulton Walden

“Today’s pages and Sumi-e paper and ink experiments.” – Celia Fulton Walden

 

Artwork by Tammy Swafford

“Finished the Clean-Up Journal. I would like you (Robyn Mcclendon) to know that I really appreciate you telling your story in today’s video. Your prompts always make me think and approach my art in new ways. I did a few prints today, and I really like what’s going on in the paper from the hardware store. I have also included pictures from my finished journal.” – Tammy Swafford

 

Artwork by Maryse Perdriat

“My first prints with Gelli plate on deli paper, craft paper and copy paper. What great fun!!!” – Maryse Perdriat

Even my members who are new to Gelli printing are doing beautiful and organic prints using my techniques that make experimenting with this monoprinting process equally rewarding.

 

Artwork by Lisa Rene Aguilera

“Hi there! I have been working on a few different projects, and finally got one finished! I wanted to share here in a flip-thru.” – Lisa Rene Aguilera

“Awesome. You have really inspired me! Thanks for sharing.” – MaryJo Dahl

 

Artwork by Helen Buiskool

“A few of my recent pages. Just playing…” – Helen Buiskool

 

Artwork by Lynda Fish

“Some playful explorations in my journal… mixing in old watercolors, acrylics, feathers etc with Gelli printing because I love the old wall effect.” – Lynda Fish

“These are gorgeous, Lynda! Such rich color.” – Lisa Rene Aguilera

 

Artwork by Vicki Louise Neil Ross

“Great play day with art group! Did four journal pages! BTW, the Zen Pen is great!” – Vicki Louise Neil Ross

 

Artwork by Dawn Nowacki

“Hi, all! This is a short video flip through of my Robyn-inspired journal.  Thank you for all the inspiration, gang. I’ve been appreciating everybody’s posts. And thank you, Robyn, for the class! Hugs, Dawn.” – Dawn Nowacki

“Love!!! The one on left. Reminds me if East Indian batik prints!” – Vicki Louise Neil Ross

 

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To learn more about the ArtMythos Online Course click the link.

I invite you to come hang out with us!

Much Love and Happy Journaling!

Robyn

ArtMythos: Studio Diaries Membership Class!

Hi All…I wanted to share with you my upcoming Art Journaling Membership Class!

Please check out this Vlog for all the details…I hope you’ll join it’s only $25…

Here’s the link for more information http://www.robynmcclendon.com/artmythos-artdiaries-membership-class/

Love and Peace
Robyn

OnionSkin Paper Packs From My Personal Stash!

Hi All…

So So Many of you have asked “Where do you find onionskin papers?”…

And so I’ve answered…I’ve put some packs together from my personal stash, as well as I have found a few sources but you guys were right…It’s hard to find!

Or when you do the prices are ridiculous…a dollar a sheet???

No worries I still have a few tricks and I was able to have enough to put 20 packs together at $35.00 each, with 50 sheets of vintage onionskin (assorted sizes and textures) and 40+ office ephemera some vintage that I use to Gelli print and can be seen in my various YouTube videos.

The below video will give you an idea of what’s in the pack…but if you know you want one click the link here to purchase because these will go very quickly, I’ve already had pre-sale orders….

http://www.robynmcclendon.com/art-supplies/

Happy Art Making!

Robyn

Taking Control of Your Art Business…

Here’s an Interview that I did on Cory Huff’s podcast a few months ago, thought you might like to view it if you haven’t already….Enjoy!


Peace
Robyn

Views From Venice

I just returned from Venice one of my most favorite cities to explore…mysteriously charming❣

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Peace and Love

Robyn

Gelliplate Layers- Video

Today I was working in the studio on layers…creating a rich depth of color and texture in my work…

One of my favorite tools for this, believe it or not is the Gelliplate…

I decided to create a short video to show you how I do it….

My biggest tip to create rich texture and color in 2-3 pulls is to begin with a dirty plate, (one in which you left old paint to dry from a previous session)…this is 50% of what makes this technique successful…

Enjoy❣

  
Much Love and Peace…

Robyn

Mosaic Books….

I created a Mosaic book of my February daily #365daysinthelifeofajournal art work….

I love this app very easy to use right on your phone…great customer service and a really unbelievable quality with quick turnaround…
Check me out daily on my Instagram @rarebirds…

Enjoy❣

  
 
Love Peace and Joy

Robyn

Yoga HArt

I’ve been spending a lot of time working in the studio…my focus has been producing work from a place of oneness…

Meditation in color and movement…I like to think of it as movement in my heart space…it’s all love…

The work below was done in my #365daysinthelifeofajournal… My next post will show some the work that resulted from this journaling…

Enjoy ❣

  
   
    
    
    
 

Pages From My 365 Days Project…

I started this project on January 1st of this year…the purpose was to bring focus and direction to my time in the studio….

I must say that this project exceeded my expectations…l found more inspiration than I was able to create or translate into other media!  Plus the added bonus of beautiful richly textured journals….I’ll do a year end reveal…

Until then here are more page compilations from the past few weeks…

Enjoy!

   
    
    
 Much Peace and Love

Robyn