art journal

Embracing imperfections in your creations: the perfect imperfect

Here is a little bit of what I call “gorgeous call of creativity”, when you leave out your perfectionist self...

Junk journal face by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

What I’ve been doing + New Art Projects

It was great to #painting again. I even created a short #video while doing it, and I’m pretty sure you’re...

Drawing Fuchsia Flowers in my art journal - by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro >>> Mixed Media and Art Journaling

Fuchsia in Bloom

With about 110 recognized species, Fuchsia flower looks like a ballerina with many legs. It’s gracious and delicate, hanging upside down...

The Lotus Flower - by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro - Art Journaling and Mixed Media

The Lotus Flower

Drawing with colored pencils is just so much fun! I was inspired by a photo found on Pinterest for this...

Messy watercolor profile face by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Messy watercolor profile face

To me, watercolor paintings seem pretty hard hard to complete, especially because I don’t care for the rules, but still...

Charcoal mixed acrylic paints - dive into mixed media by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Mixed media page – messy pigtail braids

I have already started a series with these charcoal faces that keep appearing in my art journals. I cannot help...

Portrait in colored pencils - by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Portrait in colored pencils

Remember the January 2015 colored 30 portraits in 30 days project I post about here? Some of the faces were...

The junk journal project - leaflet painting over by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

The junk journal project – leaflet painting over

YOU have to silence your mind in order to listen to your intuition.   As I told you before, I...

Purple pen face sketch by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Purple pen face sketch

Today I’m back in my Canson Art book one sketching art journal. I started this face as a play, sketching...

Heart sunglasses watercolor face by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Heart sunglasses watercolor face

Hello dear artist soul! Today I found a page I did last year on Christmas day and it never got...

Looking over my shoulder - Mixed media portrait by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Looking over my shoulder Mixed media face

Similar to this one and this one over here, these paintings have become a beautiful way to express my creativity...

Watercolor Portrait inspired by Pam Carriker's book - by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Watercolor portrait – Pam Carriker inspired

I wrote about Pam Carriker’s book here and also posted a video on YouTube about her book. Here is a face inspired by a...

Barcelona Buildings Quick Sketches

Barcelona Buildings Quick Sketches

I should sketch buildings more often, but I guess it’s hard to capture them on location if the weather is...

Drawing with charcoal and adding paint to it - by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Charcoal Acrylics Mixed Media Portrait

Happy New Year dear creative soul! The reason why I haven’t post here lately is simply because I wanted to take...

Charcoal portraits by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

And again, lovely charcoal

I drew this right next to the male face, with the intend to color her as I did with him,...