The past several days have been super busy for me as I have been preparing for a the Poquoson Art League’s Holiday Gallery show where 60 of my art pieces will be displayed for sale (I will share details on Monday); furthermore, my empowerment and creativity coaching practice has picked up. As a result, I … More Nov. Art Challenge Days 3 – 8
I created this sugar skull illustration by first sketching it with a pencil, then outlining with a black uni-ball fine point pen, and then coloring it in with sharpie markers. It took me about 30 minutes to do. Today is All Souls Day, as well as the Day of the Dead. Sugar skulls are typically … More Nov. Art Challenge Day 2 – Sugar Skull
During the month of November, I will be creating whimsical illustrations from the following creativity prompts shared by Ceci, one of my creative online friends. Thank you Ceci. If you are so inspired, create along with me. (Use the prompts any way you like (and in any order); there is an alternative prompt: self-portrait … More November Create Whimsy Challenge
On my 6th birthday, I was given a diary. It is green and has a lock and key. From that point on, I have been motivated to keep some sort of diary, log, or journal, on and off. If I could go back in time, I wish I had been more consistent; however, I did … More Revisiting journals…why keep one? And, how to make it fun.
A personal journal or diary is an outstanding device that allows us to record and document our thoughts and feelings, as well as our activities and events of our days. With a personal journal you can explore ideas, examine beliefs, tackle challenges, and channel negative energy. By incorporating art, color, images, scribbles and doodles into … More Art journaling benefits.
Time to pull out the paints, right? Not quite yet, unless you are using an art journal with sturdy art paper (90 lb. or more). We need to do 2 things for the best possible outcome: 1) glue 2 or 3 notebook sheets together to create thicker art journal pages; and, 2) then apply gesso, … More Demystifying the art journal. Part 5: Paint and collage.
Let the fun begin in our art journals as we examine how to use a spiral notebook in this role. Grab the closest ball-point pen, marker, crayon, or pencil. There is no right or wrong method to art journaling; however, I generally approach an art journal page in one of two ways…as a chronological log … More Demystifying the art journal. Part 4: Page materials and layout possibilities.
Art journals and their beginnings (history) were defined and discussed in part one of this series; and, in part two of demystifying the art journal, a specific type of art journal, an altered book was introduced and discussed. As an empowerment and creativity coach and artist, I have employed an art journal to incite self-expression … More Demystifying the art journal. Part Three.
In part one of this series of articles, art journals and its beginnings (history) were defined and briefly discussed. As an empowerment coach, artist, and writer, I have used journals in a multitude of ways. Art journals, visual journals and artist’s journals are terms that have been used interchangeably; but, there are very subtle differences … More Demystifying the art journal. Part Two.
As an empowerment coach, artist, and writer, I have used journals in a multitude of ways. On January 18th of this year I discussed ten ways to journal. In a series of articles, the art journal and the many ways to art journal will be discussed and explained, along with the artist’s journal, and the … More Demystifying the art journal. Part One.