2018

At the start of 2018, I decided I needed another “small” project to keep up my art practice. I attempted to combine the Awesome Ladies Project Book of Me and “My Day Arted” (which was started by Get Messians). However, instead of using a Moleskine diary for My Day Arted, I created small pieces of art and inserted them into pocket pages as a scrapbook/project life/art journal hybrid. Sadly, the project only lasted for a few months.

For the rest of the year I worked in various journals – I received an Alex Foster notebook and a Pentalic black paper journal through Well Inked Box, a mixed paper journal gifted by Vanessa, and an ALP Story Journal to contribute to the Awesome Ladies Project blog series. I also used a mini Moleskine, a large sketchbook for my “making peace with the past” project, a Field Notes journal, and a junk journal I made out of scrap paper.

I created a couple of pet portrait commissions and some standalone coaster art. I also completed Inktober 2018, creating mini portraits on post-its of my Instagram followers and friends as spooky beings (or in their Halloween costumes)! Scroll through to view select journal pages and art from 2018, from newest to oldest:

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2016

In 2016, I continued using junk journals and experimenting with my style. I started a collaboration with Beatriz Helton, worked in a Moleskine for the first time (and loved it!), continued my Warrior Woman Portrait Project, took part in a fill a journal in a month Tumblr challenge and Art Every Day Month, and joined Get Messy at the end of the year. I also created some art for friends and family, participated in the Sketchbook Project’s portrait exchange, and create ATCs and canvas paintings for myself. Scroll through to view select journal pages and art from 2016, from newest to oldest:

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2014

My journals in 2014 continued in the same vein as 2013 – a mixture of drawing and torn paper collages. I also created a couple of canvas paintings and a gig flyer for Los Angeles band, Shmoe. It was an emotional and difficult year – I cut short a trip to LA in April due to my dad being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, my grandmother passed away in June, and I found out I had been selected for an internship in Los Angeles starting in September. The pages mainly document grief, being in limbo for 6 months, and a big move across the world. Scroll through to view select journal pages and art from 2014, from newest to oldest:

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2013

In 2013 I was still experimenting with my art journal style. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to focus on drawing or collage, usually settling somewhere in the middle. At this time I was also trying out torn paper collages as morning pages, inspired by Aisling. My pages documented some big changes in my life. In March I decided to take a lone trip across the world to Los Angeles to meet my now-husband – it is still one of the best weeks I’ve ever had! I also moved to mid-Wales for work and documented living alone in a small town and the trials of a long-distance relationship. Scroll through to view select journal pages and art from 2013, from newest to oldest:

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