It’s All About the Timing (Art Journaling)

I had to have a stress test this morning and was very nervous and anxious about it. Throughout the whole thing I heard this song playing in my head and was comforted. I came home and made this journal page so I would never forget it.


I had created the background earlier…simply leftover paint from other projects. I frequently ‘clean’ off my brush my swiping it onto later pages for future use. This particular spread also got spritzed with Dylusions Ink Spray (lemon zest) right after I bought the spray…I was playing with it to see what it did.

I cut the castle out from an old book page and watercolored the roofs. The song is just on standard watercolor paper and then cut out into pieces. I applied marker below each strip and immediately smeared it with my finger. Added a few stamps and covered the entire thing with matte medium. I love how the matte medium smeared the yellow ink over the strips.

As is my usual routine, I had to play with it on the computer. This one is simply ‘bleached’.


About Karen Y. Hamilton

Karen leads workshops in Creative Writing, Poetry and Journal Therapy, and Memoir Writing. She has studied genealogy and personal histories since 1987, lecturing and leading workshops on Memoir Writing and Journaling to the community since 1998. Karen holds a BA in English and has studied Literature, Business, and Education at the graduate level. She is a former college instructor of English Composition and Reading. In the past, Karen has worked as a high school & middle school teacher. She currently works as a Curriculum Specialist and is an MFA Creative Writing student at Florida Atlantic University.
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One Response to It’s All About the Timing (Art Journaling)

  1. Neat! I like the idea of art journaling. Looks like a lot of creative fun. It is just intimidating to me as it looks like a whole lot of work. Maybe one day I’ll give it a try. For now I just write in my journal with the occasional drawing.

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