Archive for June, 2012

What is Art Journaling and Why Do I, Lori, Do It?

Written by on June 29, 2012 in Art Journaling, Journaling, keepanartjournal with 0 Comments

People keep asking me “What is Art Journaling?”

I finally looked up the definitions of Art and the definitions of Journal or Diary and then I came up with my own definition here it is:

Art Journaling v. The act of making an ongoing (daily) record of the artist’s experiences, feelings, lessons and expressions.

Art Journal n. A book for keeping a daily record of the artist’s experiences, feelings, lessons and expressions.

In general why would anyone do art journaling?

  • Art Journaling is versatile – Art Journaling can be anything from a daily sketchbook, to an idea book to a book that is art in and of itself.
  • Art Journaling is highly adaptable – You can use the skills you already have or prefer as well as the supplies you already have which makes it
  • Highly affordable and accessible – anyone can do it anywhere.

5 reasons why  I, Lori, Art Journal

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Art Journal Project 2012 – Week 27 – Art Camp for Women

Written by on June 27, 2012 in Art Camp for Women, Art Journaling, Journal Project with 1 Comment

These weekly prompts  are not intended to make an entire page  but instead are meant to give you a starting point  when you need one. For more about how the Journal Project got started and how it works click here.

Art Prompt: Stamp an image on a used and unfolded teabag.

Butterflies to Tea

Butterflies to Tea

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Writing Prompt: Write about drinking tea.

If you want more help with Art Journaling click here.

Moose, Marmots & Margaritas -Art Camp for Women June 2012

That was fun!

Women coming and going,

Women Coming

Women Coming

More Women Coming

More Women Coming

Women Going

Women Going

moose and marmots,

Moose-1

Moose - First Night

margaritas,

Margaritas

Margaritas

moonsets and sunrises

Sunrise

Sunrise

yoga

Yoga

Yoga

More Yoga

More Yoga

and eating

Eating

Eating

 and art, art, art!

What was the best thing? I cannot tell a lie – it was all good!

Our first group of women, some coming for mini-camp and some coming for an entire week were so excited that it was hard to get past the squeals to find out who was whom.

Our first day turned out to be a full moon and that just added to the excitement.

Full Moon-Moonset

Full Moon-Moonset begins first Full Day!

We jammed through our art journaling classes, squeaked through the disperse dying – this was new to everyone – we made unbelievable sweet little jewelry bags –  consumed our weight daily in cashews and chocolate, took a break in the afternoon for some wine and then dinner. In the evenings we had the Art Camp color game, writing practice, fashion shows and access to all the art goodies.

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Parting Gifts – A Thank You to Our June Campers and Artists!

Written by on June 22, 2012 in About Camp, Art Camp for Women with 0 Comments
Mixed-Media Notebooks

Parting gifts - handmade mixed-media notebooks for our new friends

We made little notebooks with tiny inserted yellow legal pads for the June Campers.  We have rarely enjoyed our new friends, women artists that came to camp, more. Thank you all for making this camp one of our very best.

We have been posting photos from Art Camp for Women June 2012 to Facebook. Go here to see them. We are posting more photos daily so keep checking in to see your favorite pictures and people.

The Altered Ledger Art Journal Begins – Keep an Art Journal

The Ledger Journal

The Ledger Journal

Big thanks to everyone who made suggestions on the last post about my Art Journaling Dilemma. I decided just to start and go from there. The book is so huge that I am sure I will change directions more than once before it is full, but I won’t get anywhere until I just start.

My plan is to decorate a few spreads ahead and then do my Art Journaling Every Day on the prepared pages.

The above spread was from a technique I learned from Carol Sloan at Art Camp for Women. She had us stencil and stamp with gesso, let dry, rub over with Distress Ink Pads and then burnish with a handy wipe. At least that is what I remember and I love – love – love the effect it gave on this page spread.

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Art Journal Project 2012 – Week 26 – Art Camp for Women

Written by on June 20, 2012 in Art Camp for Women, Art Journaling, Journal Project with 0 Comments

These weekly prompts  are not intended to make an entire page  but instead are meant to give you a starting point  when you need one. For more about how the Journal Project got started and how it works click here.

Art Prompt: Make a skyline with newsprint or text.

Text Skyline on Spray Background

Text Skyline on Spray Background

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Writing Prompt: Write about which you prefer, city or country.

If you want more help with Art Journaling click here.

Art Journaling Dilemma – Keep an Art Journal

Pomegranate stencil

Pomegranate Stencil on Ledger

You may have noticed that this blog has been languishing for the last couple of months.  Not only has it been WAY busy for Art Camp for Women, the outdoor weather is delicious – just made for playing, and I am working through some things with my Art Journaling.

Here is my Dilemma.

Parallel Lines Stencil-Orange

Parallel Lines Stencil-Orange

I want to make this ledger book into my next art journal. I want to tape and gesso the center seam ala Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and work on a double spread over the course of a week or so. The ledger is late 1800s and early 1900s and has the smoothest, most scrumptious writing tooth imaginable. It has absolutely no value as it is and no one has any historical interest in the entries.  The book could conceivably last a couple of years worth of entries. So it is just perfect.

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Art Journal Project 2012 – Week 25 – Art Camp for Women

Written by on June 13, 2012 in Art Journaling, Journal Project with 1 Comment

These weekly prompts  are not intended to make an entire page  but instead are meant to give you a starting point  when you need one. For more about how the Journal Project got started and how it works click here.

Art Prompt:Use two extreme opposites for your focal image.

Farming the Freeways

Farming the Freeways

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Writing Prompt: Write about how you feel when you see extreme inconsistencies in life.

If you want more help with Art Journaling click here.

And the Winner for May Is….(drumroll please)

Written by on June 8, 2012 in Drawing winners, Newsletter with 0 Comments

The winner of our random drawing for May is:

Linda Heikkila!

Thank you Linda, and all of the rest of you ,  for signing up for our Art Camp for Women newsletter.

The entire staff is currently in the middle of our June Art Camp for Women BONUS Day! Watch for pictures on Facebook .

Art Journal Project 2012 – Week 24 – Art Camp for Women

Written by on June 6, 2012 in Art Journaling, Journal Project with 0 Comments

These weekly prompts  are not intended to make an entire page  but instead are meant to give you a starting point  when you need one. For more about how the Journal Project got started and how it works click here.

Art Prompt: Put a bird on it!

Put a Bird on It

Put a Bird on It!

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Writing Prompt: Write about a favorite bird.

If you want more help with Art Journaling click here.

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