Donna Layton is an artist. Also a vendor of vintage wallpaper. Also a biologist. Also just morbidly hilarious. She comes off like a waitress at a truck stop, that cigarette hanging off her lipstick, efficient, exhausted. I actually mean that in a loving way. I love that you have to try a little with her. The result is fabulous. Oh Donna, beloved Donna, taught a class last year on art journals. During class we made the basic structure from watercolor paper.
We talked quite a lot about art journals. She showed us many books and her own work for examples and inspiration. She also made us paint a page just so we could get over ourselves.
These are pictures from one of her art journals.
Donna's page below is covered with inch size squares of vintage wallpaper....
She uses old family images.
Donna's journal is so inspiring. Thank you Donna for letting me photograph it.
I have finally completed mine. Ahhhh. It felt so good, not just finishing but the whole process.
Soon, my completed journal...