Posted by : lara 12.27.2009

Ah lists....
Here's my list of my top 10 favorite projects of the year.
This was the list from 2008
and from 2007

and here's 2009:

Art Journal Pre-Journal Cover

The pre-art journal art journal! This is hands down the most favortist thing i've EVER made. I am hoping to think of it as a prototype and make more, possibly to help obtain one of my goals for the new year - selling some of my art.


Bono's 49th Birthday Card for African Well Fund's "Build a well for Bono" fundraiser. This is when i was deep into experimenting with spray paint. I made, tore apart, and remade this card three times - and i actually came up with something i was pretty proud of! Also really enjoyed using envelopes this year ... will continue on that theme for sure!

Finished Art Journal!

I finished all 24 spreads for the year in the life journal. i used this "challenge" as a journal as well as a place to practice and develop techniques. There were some pages I really really liked, though:

Art Journal Page - "F"

The "F" spread from "A Year in the Life" art journal.
This was really the first time i tried image transfer using matte medium directly onto the page.

art journal - happiness

The "H" spread for "Year in the life"
couldn't decide what font to use, so i used a couple -i like the repetition. This was also one of the first layouts of 2009 i actually felt positivity.

the full set of pages are here at flickr

Art Journal #1 Overview

This was also the year i completed my first art journal EVER!
All pages can be seen here at flickr

Prosperity Square

The first of Nine Feng Shui squares. This really looks nicer in person on my wall. I love the colors - let's hope it works! It's for "Abundance and Prosperity" :)

thank you art journal page - gutter girlz

For the October prompt of Gutter Girlz. I'd been wanting to try this for awhile, and love how it came out.

inchies- Art Journal Page

For Soul Journal I started and should probably start working on again :)
Inchies! Loved doing this and actually constantly daydream about doing another lighter one.

Tshirt design for AWF:
African Well Fund T-shirt Design

I know this isn't paper and glue art, but it's something i designed for the U2 USA Leg 1 of the tour. I am really proud of how it turned out and it looks great on flyers and t-shirts.

5 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have been thinking about what I should do with the journal's cover. Playing with paint and stuff the way you do still freaks me out a bit, but it looks really cool! Thanks for posting :)

  2. Leslie says:

    I love your work! Looking forward to seeing more of it in 2010.

  3. Carmen says:

    What an amazingly creative year you've had. I've spent a good hour on your blog today - it's amazing. I went and looked at all the pages of your Journal as well, you've inspired me to sign up and play along this year. I've wanted to start a journal for some time but don't know how to take that first step - the empty page is very daunting.

    Thanks for sharing everything with us!

  4. Nina says:

    Hey, Lara girl! You're just such an awesome inspiration and a true genuine kick-ass artist! =)

    Love, love everything that you create!


  5. Virginia says:

    I absolutely love everything on your blog - it is so inspirational! Thank you for sharing your amazing artwork!

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