Spread 0046 – Cover Me

“Cover Me”

9″X7″ Journal 2 Cover

1 September, 2011

Vintage papers & images, paint, ink, Adirondack sprays, crackle paste.

A new cover for one of my art journals.  I love a new journal, new possibilities.  Time to play in the sun.  I have discovered the wisdom of having multiple journals going at once.  I like to have multiple journals to work on while waiting for things to dry.  I am currently working in four; two 9″x7″ journals, one 11.5″ X 16.5″  Moleskine journal and my rolodex journal .  How many journals do you have going?

Also a reminder about my Journalfest class, Layers of Life.  Journalfest is quickly approaching and classes are filling fast!

2018-05-03T13:40:04+00:00September 1st, 2011|Art Journals|10 Comments


  1. Orly September 1, 2011 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    SO rich, beautiful…
    juggling a few journals at a time sounds great for ‘action journaling’…forgo obsession with details and work big and free…
    I myself, am more of a one journal kind of woman…(:

  2. Teresa McFayden September 1, 2011 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    So great!!! Love the cover. I have 3 journals going right now!

  3. Monica September 1, 2011 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    WOW! Those covers look FANTASTIC!! Love the richness of color…YUM!
    I hadn’t thought of the idea of having more than one art journal, but as a knitter I always have more than one project going, so I can see the wisdom of working in more than one journal. I tend to make two pages from one sheet of watercolor paper for two different sized art books I have, in addition to the journal I work in with Orly’s workshops, so I guess I have three journals I work in – who knew! =-)

  4. Penny D September 1, 2011 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Very rich and mellow colours. Good blending of papers. i’m envious.

  5. pearlandroses September 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful cover.
    I also have a few journal going at the the same time. Each journal represents a different mood but they all make me happy….

  6. Terry Garrett September 1, 2011 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    I am loving this Brian! Very nice layers and rich colors.

  7. Lynda September 5, 2011 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Yikes! I only have one journal going at a time… It’s where I collect all my thoughts and inspiration. BUT, i always have several paintings/collages going at once, so I understand… I may try different journals at once… Thanks for the inspiration

  8. nakedcarlyart September 6, 2011 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    I usually just work on one journal at a time, but I always un-spiral the journal. That way I can work on several pages sets at once, while pages are drying.

    I LOVE this cover though–I wish I would integrate colors and imagery more subtly like you have here. Simply gorgeous.

  9. Irene September 9, 2011 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    I love this vibrant journal cover, Brian. I used to work in multiple journals at the same time, opening to a page and working where the journal opened, without regard for any sequential-ness. I had a purse size journal, a yoga journal, a memory journal and a daily journal. Now I collage and paint in a few journals simultaneously but actually write in only one journal, collaging ahead a few pages, journaling one page at a time. I enjoy both approaches.

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