Art Journals

Spread 219 “How Brian Got His Groove Back”

  Spread 219 - "How Brian Got His Groove Back" January 15, 2017 6.5" X 8” altered book Altered book, vintage and personal papers and images, matte gel, black gesso, Nova Color paints, PaperArtsy paints. This spread is from an altered book class with Orly Avineri. I notice it takes a while to get my groove [...]

January 22nd, 2017|Art, Art Journals|7 Comments

Spread 215 – “Been Waiting”

Spread 215 - "Been Waiting"  15 - 22 April 2015 Vintage and personal images, Nova Color paints, matte varnish, tracing paper transfers, pencil, Micron pen, Sigano white gel pen. I waited so long. Finally. This spread was created with Terry Garrett and Thomas LaBadia playing the journaling game. So much fun sharing together.

May 18th, 2016|Art Journals, Brian Kasstle|8 Comments

Spread 214 – Two Bears

  Spread 214 - "Two Bears" 22 April 2016 8.5 x 11 journal, Nova color paints, personal and vintage images, gel medium, micron pens.

May 2nd, 2016|Art, Art Journals|5 Comments

My new website and Spread 213 – Journal Cover – Vol. 12

Spread 213 - Journal Cover - Vol. 12 Oct 2015 - March 12, 2016 Stickers, bumper stickers, calendar pages,   personal and found objects, matte gel, Nova color paints, Micron pens, metal tape. I am excited to say that I have moved my blog here to my new website, My dear friend Tom helped to [...]

Spread 212 – The Monkey On My Back

  Spread 212 - The Monkey On My Back 12 December 2015 - 20 February 2016 Vintage & personal images, matte gel, matte medium, Nova Color paints, black Micron pen, white Signo gel pen, pencil, white gesso. Sometimes spreads take some time. This was started in a class with Orly in December and I finally "finished [...]

February 20th, 2016|Art Journals|8 Comments

My class – Totems at The Creative Nomad Retreat

Spread 211 - Totem 21 Jan - 1 Feb, 2016 Vintage and personal images, ink, nova color paint, matte medium. A group photo on the patio of our wonderful space at The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, California My class in action! Last January 21-24 I taught along with Roxanne Coble at Tracie Hanson's Creative Nomad [...]

February 3rd, 2016|Art Journals|5 Comments

210 – Matt

Spread 210 - Matt 20 Jan 2016 Preparing to head to the desert of Palm Springs for my class Totems at Traci Hanson's - Creative Nomad Retreat with Roxanne Coble. Very excited! Not the best photo from my iPhone.

January 20th, 2016|Art Journals|11 Comments

Spread 209 – Dark

Spread 209 - Dark 12-13 December 2015 Vintage and personal items and images, matte medium, Nova Color paint, black ink. From an early age I have always seen the brighter side of any situation. I have long developed survival skills enabling me to adapt to a adversity. Perhaps it is my ability to analyze people [...]

January 4th, 2016|Art Journals, Brian Kasstle|10 Comments

Spread 208 – "55"

Spread 208 - "55" 13 December 2015 Vintage and personal papers and images, matte gel, matte medium, Nova Color paints, black ink, Ranger inks. Created at Orly Avineri's class yesterday amongst wonderful friends.

December 14th, 2015|Art Journals, Brian Kasstle|6 Comments

Orly Avineri’s The Journaling Game!

Orly Avineri's The Journaling Game! I am pleased to help my dear friend Orly Avineri introduce The Journaling Game. A set of 48 cards, 3.5 inches X 3.5. inches in size. The box reads “Sparks of inspiration for individuals who work solo or in a group setting with materials mostly found at home, in nature, [...]

December 13th, 2015|Art Journals|8 Comments

Spread 207 – "Lay It All On Me"

Spread 207 - "Lay It All On Me" October 11- November 23, 2015 Vintage and personal photos, matte medium, black gelly roll pen, Nova color paint, black gesso. For the last few months I have been in a funk. A not happy with my art, not making art funk. A not happy with myself funk. [...]

November 23rd, 2015|Art Journals|4 Comments

Spread 206 – Background

Spread 206 - Background  September 5-6, 2015 White and black gesso, Nova color paints, Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers. I had the most wonderful opportunity to co-teach with Orly Avineri on September 5-6, 2015 in our class "Backgrounds/Foregrounds". Which meant so much to me since Orly gave me my start in art journaling. I taught the "backgrounds" [...]

September 30th, 2015|Art Journals|10 Comments

Spread 205 – Boys! – Men!

Spread 205 - Boys! - Men! 12 Sept 2015 Vintage and personal papers, photos, found objects, matte medium, Nova Color Paint, Black and white gesso. I came across an interesting article the other day on visual journaling, self-regulation and stress reduction by Cathy Malchodi. You can read the article here. I do visual journaling for [...]

September 12th, 2015|Art Journals|4 Comments

Spread 203 – Summer Fun and Seth Apter’s New Rubber Stamps from Impression Obsession

Spread 203 - Summer Fun 12 July 2015 Vintage and personal images, matte medium, Nova Color paints, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, matte varnish, Seth Apter rubber stamps Ink Spots Set -"Triple Drip", "Spin Cycle" and "Solar Eclipse". Click on the image for a larger view. Seth Apter has partnered with Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps to [...]

July 16th, 2015|Art Journals|15 Comments

Spread 202 – What I Hide

Spread 202 - What I Hide 13 July 2015 A new spread. Today you can go to Tracie Hanson's Dream Digger Blog here you can view her interview with me about art journaling. Our class with Roxanne Coble, The Creative Nomad in beautiful Palm Springs goes life to sign up July 21, 2015! Enjoy!

July 14th, 2015|Art Journals, Brian Kasstle|4 Comments

Spread 201 – FEAR THE ART

SPREAD 201 - FEAR THE ART 6 July 2015 It is coming down to the wire for our class Journeys in Art Journaling - A Mixed Media Adventure at The Pacific Northwest Art School on beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington. John Arbuckle, Terry Garrett and I are teaching on August 8-10th 2015. Sign up today for three amazing [...]

July 6th, 2015|Art Journals|7 Comments

Spread 200 – Joyful

Spread 200 - Joyful 14 June 2015  Love, joy, acceptance, camaraderie, understanding, fun, play, laughter and tears. This was created with and dedicated to Terry Garrett, John Arbuckle and Thomas LaBadia.

June 25th, 2015|Art Journals|7 Comments

My Creative Gent’s Collaborative Accordion Book.

My Accordion Book While I was in Bemidji, I received my accordion book Terry, John, Tom and I have been working in. Terry created one for each of us. From Terry's post about one of them "To get an idea of the scale here- the inside of the book extended is 30 inches long. The [...]

June 23rd, 2015|Art Journals|11 Comments

Spread 199 – Side Kick – 7

Today is the last day of my vacation. Enjoy a a side kick spread. It has truly been such a wonderful bit of rest, and joyous creating with dear friends. It is also nice to be home and have some relaxation time before back to the realities of work.

June 21st, 2015|Art Journals|1 Comment

Spread 198 – Side Kick – 6

Spread 198 - Side Kick 6 More side kick spreads, have a wonderful weekend.

June 20th, 2015|Art Journals|1 Comment