Days of September

Days getting shorter and nights longer and colder, time to take advantage of the sun still shining on and stay as much as possible out in nature, breathing the fresh autumnal scent of the earth. The time for cozy and comfortable clothes is soon approaching, but until then… And, of course, draw and paint some faces! What have you been doing this September?! Soon I’ll turn 40, and I wonder where is time flying so fast!?! 😉 Oh, time is not flying, nor passing, it’s …

colier purpuriu by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

It’s time for new (art) projects!

It is something about September. I don’t know exactly what is it, but it has a charm that absolutely resonates with my feelings and emotions right now. It’s time for a warm tea, it’s time to change the wardrobe, get another project started. It’s time for a change and for new beginnings, for putting things in order, for establishing a new habit, start a new practice, clean your house energies and breathe in the new autumnal fresh cold air. Does this sound like you? Well, …

I am - painting with love by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Old drawings – new pages

Although most of the time I start from scratch with a new page, sometimes I find myself “browsing” old journals that never come completed. And that’s fine because we all need “art diversity” and that’s what all these journals bring to the table. They are all different with all kinds of paper types and grains. I have a bunch to choose from, and that’s so much fun. This art journal was made out of a book I bought precisely for this purpose: to transform it …

Work with what you have by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Art journaling – Work with what you have

I remember back when I started with art journaling, I wanted to have all the art supplies in the world before even considering creating a journal page! Of course, it’s nice to have many various art supplies, but they should not prevent you from starting with art journaling. In fact, sometimes all you need are basic materials that you probably already have, like a regular sketchbook and a simple black marker, like this one I have bought from Ikea.

Self-portrait in a junk Journal by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

The Junk Journal Project – old calendar

These days I’m digging again into junk journals and rediscover the resources I have around that I can use to add interesting marks in my journal pages. One method I keep on coming back from time to time is collage work. Just by simply adding collaged art images on your junk journal it will make it look interesting and unique. But those images do become yours only when you personalize them with acrylic paints or POSCA markers. Then you “bend” the photos and create something …