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How to Use an Art Journal: 8 steps (with pictures)

How to Use an Art Journal: 8 steps (with pictures)

fancy handwriting on Etsy, a global handmade and vintage marketplace. How to create and keep an art journal by aisling d'art ©2006 Artist's journals are illustrated diaries and journals on any theme. An art journal can be a record of your daily thoughts, a travel journal, an exercise or diet diary, a dream journal, a place where you jot down your goals or to-do lists, or... well, almost any record that you'd like to keep in a book or notebook. They become "art journals" when you add any kind of illustration or embellishment to the pages. These pages share ideas and tips for creating and keeping your own illustrated journal. How to create an art journal How I started my art journals - Early notes about how I work, from a 2001 email. Art journaling techniques How to collage in your art journals - A summary of the basics. Color basics for art and travel journals - An overview, preparing for my upcoming workshop and journaling tour. Materials and supplies for art journaling Composition book art journals - Affordable, fun notebooks for all kinds of journals and diaries. Writing tips, prompts, and ideas

Creating a Poet's Journal - Postcards from the Realm of the Sublime Juicy Journals & Wild Words : Creating a Poet's Journal (Part I) Juicy Journals & Wild Words By Molly J. Anderson-Childers As a poet and artist, I have learned that inspiration can find you anywhere. Find a small, portable notebook that fits easily into your pocket or bag. These are the tools of your trade. Once you've become comfortable with your new tools, and have a better sense of focus, you will be able to write in public without feeling too self-conscious. When you're able to write in public without fear of reprisal, the real fun begins. Use a favorite poem, quote, or song as a jumping off point for your own work. This Is Just To Say…I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold— William Carlos Williams In response, I crafted this little piece… (Many apologies to William Carlos Williams!) What else belongs in a Poet's Journal? Continue to page 2 »

Art Journal Ideas, Tutorials & Art Journaling Techniques Learn New Hand Lettering Techniques from Joanne Sharpe Watch previews and find out about 4 new hand lettering instructional videos from artist Joanne Sharpe, author of The Art of Whimsical Lettering. Art Journal Play . . . Upside Down A guest post by Carolyn Dube Are there rules to art journal play? Fun Times at Art Journaling Live 2! With 4 instructors and more than 70 participants, Art Journaling LIVE 2 was a great event and now you can take the same classes! Creating a Visual Timeline of You | An Accordion Book Do you love soft pencil lines and dreamy puddles of watercolor? Creative Kickstarts: Amanda Judd’s Photography Art Journals *A guest post by Amanda Judd. Gelli Plate Printing Ideas with Carolyn Dube! Carolyn Dube shares some fun and easy tips for creating one-of-a-kind Gelli Plate prints using household objects! Relax Your Stress Away with the Zen Doodle Coloring Book Feeling stressed? Drawing Simple Shapes in Your Art Journal Playful Painting Techniques in Mixed Media

50 Art Journal Prompts So excited you're here! If you want to learn more about building a creative biz, subscribe to get FREE updates on the sidebar. If I’m in a funk, I can usually get out of it by playing in my art journal for an hour or two. My art journal gives me freedom to express my creativity without bounds, because I know that I don’t have to share it with anyone. I know that whatever I produce, whether it’s good or bad, is for my eyes only. If I’m working on a canvas and my inner critic starts mocking me, telling me that I’m not good enough, that no one will appreciate my art, I simply work in my art journal for a little while. Because I believe that every artist should have their own art journal to play in, to practice in, and to express their authentic selves, I’ve put together 50 art journal prompts for you to use when you just need to remove yourself from life and let go. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34.

Art Classes Online, Mixed Media WorkshopsJane Davenport Artist Online Art Classes with Jane Davenport My wish for you, is your creativity to be roaring with confidence. My e-courses are so popular because I really can help make that happen for you. “If I only had time for that part of yourself”, you think. Time to doodle, draw, paint or journal. Creativity isn’t far away, or outside of you, or laying somewhere forgotten. As a creativity expert who has guided thousands of women back to their art, It’s one of our first childhood joys. Each video Lesson in my classes features a new skill that is designed to build your creative confidence.As you move through the course from beginning to end, your skills and confidence will growand you will feel comfortable with the progression.My tutorials are created with high quality video and step by step instructions. Choose the Starting Point that suits You: Draw Happy is a mini Workshop specially created for people who say “I can’t draw”. If you already enjoy drawing, this class isn’t for you – but Supplies me is!

Handling Grief with Contemplative Photography I first heard the term “contemplative photography” from a professor in my conflict transformation graduate program. I was immediately drawn to the idea and eventually did any independent study with him on the topic. It became a real help to me in handling grief emotions. This type of photography focuses on the emotions a photo stirs within you. It is about your way of seeing the world. As you look at a scene or image, you take time to reflect and notice what the image is touching within you. If you have first done some of the reflection exercises that are offered on the main photography page, it will help you get the idea of how to reflect with your own images. The professor who I studied with is Howard Zehr. You can also see some of his beautiful images at his website (opens a new browser window) Tell Your Story without Words Another book that I really enjoy is a Jan Phillips' book God Is at Eye Level: Photography as a Healing Art . Keep checking back.

Keeping an Art Journal and Art Journaling All about keeping an art journal and art journaling, from what an art journal is and how to keep an art journal to tips on what to put in an art journal and how to make a journal. What You Need to Start Creating an Art JournalA list of suggested supplies for starting to create an art journal and/or altered books. Printable Art Journal PagesUse this collection of free printable pages to start your own creativity or art journal. Keeping a Painting Creativity JournalA creativity journal is the place to record those quick thoughts before you get distracted, those images lurking in your brain, and for building up a personal image library. How to Keep an Art Learning LogFind out how to keep an art learning log, what form it should take, and what you should put in it. Art Journaling vs ScrapbookingDiscover what the difference is between art journaling and scrapbooking (and the similarities). How to Make PaperRecycle by making your own paper following these detailed step-by-step instructions.