A couple of days ago I decided to go though the saved photos on my Instagram account to refresh my memory on whose work I’ve been loving lately. I stumbled upon Heather Day’s mini sketchbook of abstract work again and suddenly felt really inspired. I had a tiny (barely filled) moleskine sketchbook hovering about and thought that would be perfect to do my own abstract experiments!Read More
When I first started dabbling I’m digital collage and art journal spreads I had no idea where to source my images and how copyright could affect the work. I would use any images I found on Google Search or Pinterest that happened to be visually appealing to me and not consider the responsibility for using “found images”.
In collage work copyright can be a bit of a murky thing since we are taking the work of others and then cutting or manipulating it into the piece we’re creating. I am certainly not an expert on the subject and I’m not focusing on this aspect of collage and journal art in today’s post, but for more information on how (UK) copyright laws work with collage art then I would recommend reading this factsheet written by The Design and Artists Copyright Society.
As a lover of art journals I often spend my time trawling through Instagram and Pinterest in the search of new and inspiring creators. My visual taste in art journals can be quite varied and flexible, I normally fall in love with someone’s work when I can sense the care and attention they have applied during the page’s creation. Because of this I began keeping a list of my favourite art journal creators and started making notes on what I admire about their work. I started this little exercise as a way to absorb new influences and to be more self-aware of what I’m creating and sharing. In this post I will share some of my favourites and my thoughts, with the intention that you will be able to see who inspires me and who can potentially inspire you.Read More