Spread 0184 – Bugging Me

184 - Bugged - 72

Spread 184 – Bugging Me

Dec 6-15, 2014

Vintage and personal papers, napkin, matte medium, Nova color paint, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, matte varnish, Sigano white gel pen, black pen, crayons, pencil.

I journal to be in my own world. Sometimes I feel it is the only safe place to express myself. It brings me sadness.

Started in a class with Orly Avineri.

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2018-05-03T13:39:42+00:00December 16th, 2014|Art Journals|15 Comments


  1. Thomas LaBadia December 16, 2014 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Really fantastic Brian – I hope i will get to see this in person one day

    • apaperbear December 16, 2014 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      Thank you Thomas! Of coarse you will get to see it!

  2. Jennifer Joanou December 16, 2014 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Love it. I feel the same way when I journal. Miss you.

  3. Orly December 16, 2014 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    “I journal to be in my own world. Sometimes I feel it is the only safe place to express myself. It brings me sadness.” This so moves me, and I so relate..This spread is so beautiful my sweet friend, so poetic…

  4. Patricia December 16, 2014 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    I’m such a coward. I’ll sit with my journal in front of me and let all kinds of crap move around in my head without putting even one, little, mark, on the page. What you share often gives me the push I need to get out of my own head. Thank you Brian.

    • apaperbear December 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm - Reply

      Patricia! Do get to it. Journal. It took me years to find my voice and to find art journaling. Do!

  5. John December 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    I know what you mean! Sometimes it seems like no one else understands. Then I remember my wonderful mixed media art community. Glad you are part of it. This piece is another Brian exceptional.

  6. Elizabeth December 17, 2014 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Love your art and your words!

  7. emilyclineart December 18, 2014 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    I sooo love what you do. Thank you for sharing your heart and art. xo

    • apaperbear December 19, 2014 at 1:17 am - Reply

      Thank you Emily! Art has brought me so many wonderful friends.

  8. Sharmon Davidson December 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Fantastic journal pages! I always enjoy the freedom and whimsical quality of your pages… also love the bright colors in this one!

  9. John Patton December 20, 2014 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    As usual your work is awesome! I always find something in your work that makes me pause and think. You are so inspiring.

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