AE Inspirations | Experimentation

It's something. It's nothing.
It's finished. It's just begun.
It's messy.
It's dark. It's light.
It's type. It's texture.
It's play.

MY MAIN GOAL WITH THIS PROJECT : if I feel like it's wrong, do it anyway.

You can see the full art journal page here.

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20 thoughts

  1. Kim says…
    10/26/2010

    It's gorgeous!!!! How inspiring, I can't wait to do things wrong! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. abbeyviolet says…
    10/26/2010

    Excellent post. Excellent project.

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  3. Cindy says…
    10/26/2010

    Lovely. At first I thought it was writing on a window...

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  4. Tere says…
    10/26/2010

    I think you should teach a class on this ... oh, wait, teach a class on anything you do please ;)

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  5. Ingvild says…
    10/27/2010

    I love the mess!

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  6. dawn says…
    10/27/2010

    these are great!

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  7. ale says…
    10/27/2010

    i love this, ali! thank you for sharing.

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  8. Leora Henkin says…
    10/27/2010

    I love it!

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  9. Cindy McDannold says…
    10/27/2010

    I actually found myself looking at this and finding different pictures and shapes. A wonderful way to "retrain" your eyes to see.

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  10. Ellen Coker says…
    10/27/2010

    Thanks for the inspiration to experiment.
    "It’s something. It’s just begun. It’s play." These words spoke to me.

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  11. Beth Ann says…
    10/27/2010

    I love this. I really need to challenge myself to be freer with what I create. Thanks Ali!

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  12. noell says…
    10/27/2010

    I've been art journaling a lot lately, too. So freeing. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  13. julie macneil says…
    10/27/2010

    oh, Ali if i could make art journals all day long i would!!!! i just love them! it is where my heart is, my mind is just full of ideas, now if i only can find the time! thanks for sharing yours to inspire us!

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  14. Brenda in Sunny SoCal says…
    10/27/2010

    I like it, I enjoyed looking through past ones too, that go one from '08 still resonates with me as much as it did back then.

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  15. Wendy Goodman says…
    10/27/2010

    Ali, I LOVE this. So creative and random, yet structured at the same time. Any chance we'll get to see that travel mini album you were working on when you went to Greece? We only saw a tid-bit of it the day you were travelling. Would love to see it in full with all of its wonderful bits and pieces!

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  16. kimberlee says…
    10/27/2010

    What fun! I love to see the continuing development of your artistic side.

    I just have to tell you, the other day, I was feeling all glum and drained. I pulled out three books of yours (that I have) and started flipping through them. I was smiling and feeling much better in no time. :D Is there another one in the works?

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  17. Katie P says…
    10/27/2010

    Ali, these are WAY cool. Just curious - how big are they? They would make for some snazzy eclectic wall art if enlarged and/or on canvas...

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  18. Jenni Hufford says…
    10/27/2010

    love it. it's so fun to let go of the rules while creating!

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  19. Erika says…
    10/28/2010

    Ali - I am not going to lie, I don't think these are "beautiful" - lol! I think they're not supposed to be! They're certainly POWERFUL though - breaking free and alloying your creative spirit to PLAY outside the RULES is a wonderful exercise! Thank you for sharing :)

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  20. LilaUters3 says…
    09/02/2016

    Though it's messy, I do think there's something in it. The theory of relativity tells us that if there's something, it's already something and can be treated by everyone differently.
    Sincerely,
    Lila - editor and junior writer from EssayForCollege and ex-blogger

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