A few of the things I’ve found inspiring lately:

Kelly Kilmer’s visual journals, especially this Frida page. I love the scribbled background and the bold black circles. I can’t get the memory of this page out of my head — every time I sit down to work in my own journal, this is what I see. I took a class from Kelly a few weeks ago — it was fantastic.

The monochromatic pages my friend OriginalYouth is making. I struggle with monochromatic pieces — I’m forever sneaking in other colors, because I find it difficult to vary the tones with just one color. OriginalYouth’s pieces are the exact opposite — how she’s able to use all those tones and shades, I’ll never know!

The Journal Pages of Anahata Katkin. She teaches journal workshops, and I’ll definitely be on the lookout for one in my area. I really like the feeling of her journals, and the balance of text and images in pages like this one or this one.

Posted on September 10th, 2007 by Katxena