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The Journal Project 2012 – Week 49 – Art Camp for Women

Written by on November 28, 2012 in Art Journaling, Journal Project with 0 Comments

If you are participating in these Journal Prompts and want to share a page or two (or more) with us, please e-mail a photo of your page to journalproject@artcampforwomen.com. We would love to post your work!
Autumn Leaves

Art Prompt:
Try using a black background page. You can use black gesso, black acrylic paint or black paper.

Writing Prompt:
Make a list of all the places you went in 2012. Not only trips, but walks, stores, parks, coffee shops – try for 100!

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.

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Portrait Journal for my Purse – Keep an Art Journal

Most of you know that I am part of Art Camp for Women.  In October we had the huge privilege of working with two fantastic women artists Kelli Nina Perkins and Carla Sonheim. You can see more about the classes on the Art Camp Facebook page and in our blog.

Self-portrait into Bookies

It was kind of hard to make that first cut!

BUT – today I want to show you the “Purse Journal” that I made in Kelli’s class. We made the journals using a random collection of maps, dictionary pages, water color paper, directories etc. sewn into covers made from our self-portraits. We sewed them together with a simple pamphlet stitch and added ribbons and charms as dingle-bobs.

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Happy Thanksgiving! Give Thanks and Keep an Art Journal

Written by on November 21, 2012 in Art Journaling, keepanartjournal with 6 Comments

T-Day Banner

This is by far my favorite holiday.

Giving thanks is authentic for me and
I am wholly grateful for my life – just the way it is and just the way it is not.

My Top 10

I am thankful for:

  1. My immediate family – Oly, Taylor, Torin, Alexis, Eli and Rachel and Jan
  2. My good, good friends – the list is really long – too long for here, oh I don’t dare list in case I forget someone, but you know who you are
  3. My good, good online friends of the Froup and Facebook fame
  4. My health and strong body
  5. Living in this time – with birth control and computers and of course HOT WATER
  6. Living in this place of privilege and choice (U.S.A.)
  7. Art museums and other museums
  8. Fresh water and healthful fruits and vegetables
  9. Digital photography and mixed-media art
  10. Did I mention abundant HOT WATER as needed

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The Journal Project 2012 – Week 48 – Art Camp for Women

Written by on November 21, 2012 in Art Journaling, Journal Project with 0 Comments

Starting with Thanksgiving week in the U.S. We are going to use these weekly prompts to review 2012 and begin inventing 2013. We would love to have you join us and we would love to see your pages! L & L Art Camp for Women.

If you are participating in these Journal Prompts and want to share a page or two (or more) with us, please e-mail a photo of your page to journalproject@artcampforwomen.com. We would love to post your work!
Giving Thanks

Art Prompt:
Have a turkey drawing – yes, draw a turkey!

Writing Prompt: We are going to make lists – Lists make great text!
List #1 Make a list of what you are grateful for – go for 100 items on your list!

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Gelli Plate Art – Keep an Art Journal

Written by on November 17, 2012 in Altered Journals, Art Journaling, Cool Products with 2 Comments

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I’m a bit bored with my journal pages.Since I have all these items – and it is cold out – I think I’ll do some experimenting this weekend. How about you? Gelli Plates are by Gelli Arts Click over on the link if you want more detailed instructions.

October 2012 Art Camp for Women Bonus Day & Deluxe Camp

In the middle of the week we have BONUS DAY! Our “The Works!” Campers stay and have a class, our Mini-Campers go home and our Deluxe Campers arrive! It is a busy day!
Bonus Day with ReginaBonus Day Gratefulness Boxes with instructor Regina Rooney.

Then Kelli Nina Perkins arrived and we moved into the mixed-media portion of camp.

Kelli taught us many  paper art and fabric art techniques  to come up with a self portrait piece entitled Tempest in a Teacup.

Class with KelliWe painted with water color paints using a fool-proof method that allowed us to play out fantasies of wildly-curled-colored hair and gems in our teeth…
Pictures into PortraitsWe used a common child’s toy to produce and embellish charms that expressed each person’s own life themes.
Custom Charms

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The Journal Project 2012 – Week 47 – Art Camp for Women

Written by on November 14, 2012 in Art Journaling, Journal Project with 0 Comments

If you are participating in these Journal Prompts and want to share a page or two (or more) with us, please e-mail a photo of your page to journalproject@artcampforwomen.com. We would love to post your work!

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.

World Hunger Day

$5.00 per month or $37 per day

Art Prompt: Collage or draw about something that tugs at your heart

Writing Prompt: Write about that issue.

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The Journal Project 2012 – Week 46 – Art Camp for Women

Written by on November 7, 2012 in Art Journaling, Journal Project with 0 Comments

If you are participating in these Journal Prompts and want to share a page or two (or more) with us, please e-mail a photo of your page to journalproject@artcampforwomen.com. We would love to post your work!

The Circle Game side A

The Circle Game - ala Judy Collins - unfinished page

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: Illustrate your favorite song for a particular season (hint – lyrics online)

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Chaotic to Serene – Keep an Art Journal

Written by on November 5, 2012 in Organizing for Art with 1 Comment
Basement remodel

A Fireplace in my Office? My Studio?

Have you been wondering what happened to Lori? Well at least I am not on the East Coast – so it could be much worse – right?

I am moving my office out of the upstairs into the other half of my studio. This used to be the TV/family room which has now moved upstairs to what used to be the parlor. We called it the parlor, because no one ever sat there.  We will now be calling it the family room and have added a computer/homework desk and the TV set up. Needless to say – everyone sits in there now.

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