Art Journaling 101: Spotlight on Anahata Katkin


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by Julie Ann Shahin, Social Media Team

This month we are going to take a look at some of our Favorite Art Journaling Bloggers. The world of Anahata Katkin is magical. She is the owner/creative director behind Papaya! inc., and you can find her on her blog,, and at the Payapa! Blog. According to her bio, her work is a “synergy between graphic design, painting, and hand made mixed media pieces….heavily influenced by antique ephemera, Asian influences, and an emerging global culture.” You can view the gallery of her Art Journals here.

We love this Art Journal Page by Anahata at It’s a mixed media page by Anahata with the quote, “The bird catcher can set them free.” The page is divided in half yet off-center, then each half is again divided off-center.  There are two female figures, one holds a bird, while another has two birds in her hairpiece. This is a wonderfully creative and eccentric piece of artwork themed around birds. We challenged the Studio Tangie Creative Team to create a page thus inspired by birds.

Spotlight on Anahata Katkin: Studio Tangie Creative Team’s Pages Inspired by Birds


Heather aka sparklyduck75

Art Journal Page by Heather

Heather: Anahata’s are so wildly imaginative, she inspired me to try something out of my wheelhouse. What a refreshing exercise!


Shelli aka readingfool

Art Journal Page by Shelli



Julie Ann


Art Journal Page by Julie Ann Shahin

Julie Ann: I love how some of Anahata’s pages are wildy bright and colorful. Absolutely creative that is for sure! I looked at quite a few of Anahata’s collages  before being inspired for this particular page.

Credits: (all by Tangie except for font and otherwise noted) Aviary Dreaming, Dance Like Everyone is Watching, Abundance of Asia, Feline Dreaming, Parcel 9 with Amanda Sexton, AJC11 Parcel 24, A Door Opened, Splattergraffiti Bloom; Other: Victoriana Super Mini Kit by Syndee Nuckles; Benny Blanco Font


Your Challenge!!! Now it’s your turn: create a page inspired by birds. Share it with us in the Scrapbookgraphics gallery and put the link in the comments section of this post.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for on {Wednesdays – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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