Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Artist's Way - Week Eight

It's Week 8 of The Artist's Way, "Recovering a Sense of Strength." This week I looked at my "genuine creative interests." I've always wanted to write a book, but right now, I'm happy to spend time mixing my art with my writing - art journaling!

My morning pages have become a place for me to collect and experiment with art on paper. And it's a great way to multi-task! I've always been a collector of little bits of paper - I remember as a kid, I collected matchbooks! Wish I had them now, to add to my pages...

Went in search for an art journaling blog, and found Daisy Yellow's (Tammy) art journaling 101. I knew her blog was for me when I saw a monthly experiment (challenge): practice your handwriting. I was looking for a way to decorate my journal, thinking about changing font styles and colors. She introduced me to dafont.com - never knew this existed. That all fell into place nicely!

Tammy also wrote about using Gesso in her art journaling 101. Never heard of it before, so I took myself on an artist date and got a little bottle.

It's not recommended for watercolors, but what the heck {:-D


Any thoughts about the role of art journaling?
Do you use it privately, or is it
something you share with friends and family,
or with strangers?

4 comments:

Patch said...

Oh.. I use dafont.com alot.. and 1001freefonts.com too. Going to check Art Journaling 101.. :D

Waterrose said...

I think if I did art journal (hope to someday soon) it would be a private adventure. Not interested in other's judgments and ideas when I'm journaling...lol

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

You're having a lot of fun with this book :)

I think I would keep most of my art journal private, but maybe share a page here and there on my blog.

BeadedTail said...

You have been so inspiring with the things you are doing with this book! If I did an art journal, it'd most certainly be private since I'm not that good at the "art" part!

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