Archive for September, 2014

The Traveling Art Journal Part 2 – A Painty Page

Written by on September 28, 2014 in Art Camp for Women, Art Journaling, Art Travel Tips with 2 Comments

Several years ago Julie Fei-Fan Balzer posted her take on the 5 main ways of Art Journaling which I still refer to now and then. Her categories are Painty, Wordy, Collage-ish, Scrapbook-ish, Doodler and I have added a sixth type Fabric-oriented. When I am making a Traveling Art Journal to cover a specific trip I tend to use all of the categories and the Art Journal reflects a certain style that – in the end – can only be your own. 

Today we have Sister II’s Painty page

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And then a picture of where her picture came from with her head showing …
JM Painting

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Flip Side Friday #9 – on Saturday (I think)

We made it back from the second round of Hut-to-Hut Trekking. We are tired, muddy and fully satisfied. It was hard hiking, mostly good weather and really good fun.

Falconhutte PanoramaI used this postcard as I could not get a panoramic photo. If you look closely you can see where I marked our overnight Hut, Falconhütte. The dotted lines are climbing routes for world-class climbers! The regular trails were steep enough for me – thank you.

Misty Mountain 9-25

It snowed overnight so we hurried out and down to the valley. I do believe this is the original home of Hobbits and Mountain Dragons.

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The Journal Project 2014 – Week 38 – Art Camp for Women

Written by on September 24, 2014 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 for a daily practice of Art Journaling.

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Art Prompt: Using gel medium (soft or heavy) to adhere real pressed flowers to a painted page of contrasting color.

Writing Prompt: Write about your favorite color and a second color you like to put with it.

If you want more help with Art Journaling click hereFor more about how the Journal Project got started and how it works click here.

Traveling Art Journal Part 1: Gathering Ephemera Etc.

Written by on September 21, 2014 in Art Camp for Women, Art Journaling, Art Travel Tips with 4 Comments

This summer my enormous family had a reunion. With 3 sisters, a few sister-in-laws, some cousins and several adult nieces I thought of Art Camp for Women and of how art journaling would land in the mix. I gave advance warning to the family and issued invitations to the women. I packed supplies I thought we could all share and told anyone else who wanted to join in – to bring a journal.

WHAT FUN!

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Map of Whidbey with thrift store locations marked on the map! the blue and black designs top right page are earrings with the posts cut off.

As with all travel you have to carry anything acquired – so ephemera needs to be small, lightweight and cheap enough to discard the extras. We were all born at the reunion location or very nearby so shopping and exploring were on the agenda already, we just added in thrift stores and garage sales to get some local flavor. You have already seen some of the junk jewelry pieces Jan, aka Sister II, added to her cover.

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Flip Side Friday – On The Move

Bopping around Europe (actually at this point it is creeping creakily) is WAY fun and the vicissitudes – aka electronics – of daily life recede into the background. We are back into town life for about a week before the next hiking trip and I find many little details have fallen by the wayside – like scheduled posts that didn’t happen. Eeek – that is all I will say about that.

Our first hut-to-hut trek started by taking a cable car, a small bus-like carriage hanging from large cables, up out of the rain! Steep! and though I am not crazy
Cable car to Gablonzer Hutabout heights I was totally grateful not to be hiking that mountain! We just stopped all the action and stayed at the first Hütte we came to – Gablonzer Hütte. We found a corner table and I spread out my art journal and started playing. It was quiet in the dining/common room and we sipped at our drinks, nibbled at some food and stayed there for a couple of hours before dinner.

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The Journal Project 2014 – Week 37 – Art Camp for Women

Written by on September 17, 2014 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 for
a daily practice of Art Journaling.

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Art Prompt: Make a mask representing yourself doing something you do every day.

Writing Prompt: Write about a daily practice you have. i.e. meditation, walking, prayer…

If you want more help with Art Journaling click hereFor more about how the Journal Project got started and how it works click here.

Introducing The Traveling Art Journal

Written by on September 14, 2014 in Art Camp for Women, Art Journaling, Art Travel Tips with 2 Comments

Art Journaling is so diverse and easily adapted to each person’s preference and to each situation or traveling condition that it seems to be a no-brainer that this is the way to go – traveling that is.

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I’ve been traveling more and more lately and have had a great time art journaling along the way.

I’ve noticed several things about art journaling that we probably all know, but when articulated can help us travel with the right stuff! For example a 2-week road trip to a family reunion would include different supplies than a hut-to-hut trek in the Alps reached by plane.

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The Journal Project 2014 – Week 36 – Art Camp for Women

Written by on September 10, 2014 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 for a daily practice of Art Journaling.

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Art Prompt: Use paint, pen and collage on one page.

Writing Prompt: Write about a place you visit regularly that is not where you live.

If you want more help with Art Journaling click herehttp://www.keepanartjournal.com/art-journaling-basics-to-get-you-started/For more about how the Journal Project got started and how it works click here.

The Journal Project 2014 – Week 35 – Art Camp for Women

Written by on September 3, 2014 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 for a daily practice of Art Journaling.

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Photo printed on card stock-cut out for mask. Masked image on right-details drawn in with grapheide crayon.

Art Prompt: Make your own “mask” a stencil that represents something you are up to.

Writing Prompt: Write about something you only do in the fall.

If you want more help with Art Journaling click hereFor more about how the Journal Project got started and how it works click here.

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