The Journal Project 2015 #8

These weekly prompts are not intended to make an entire page but instead are meant to inspire your art journaling and to give you a starting point.MAM-BlkRaven

Art Prompt: Draw a bird. Draw from a picture if you need to.

Writing Prompt: Write about birders – are you a birder? Do you know someone who is?

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

If you are participating in these Journal Prompts and want to share a page or two (or more) with us, please Private Message – Lori at our Facebook Page and she will tell you how to proceed.

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The Journal Project 2015 #7

These weekly prompts are not intended to make an entire page but instead are meant to inspire your art journaling and to give you a starting point.sketchbookeryleftovers

Art Prompt: Draw something that is curved.

Writing Prompt: Write about what you think when you tell someone you are an artist.

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The Journal Project 2015 #6

Written by on February 18, 2015 in Art Journaling, Journal Project, Journal Project 2015 with 0 Comments

These weekly prompts are not intended to make an entire page but instead are meant to inspire your art journaling and to give you a starting point.

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Art Prompt: Collage, paint, draw or do all three – of your favorite fruit.

Writing Prompt: Write about the visual details of a favorite fruit.

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The Journal Project 2015 #5

Written by on February 11, 2015 in Art Journaling, Journal Project, Journal Project 2015 with 0 Comments

These weekly prompts are not intended to make an entire page but instead are meant to inspire your art journaling and to give you a starting point.Pears&Pepper

Art Prompt: Draw or collage items starting with the same first letter – like Pears and Pepper.

Writing Prompt: Write about your favorite letter.

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On the Road 2015 – January – Colorado to Texas

Written by on February 6, 2015 in Art Journaling, Art Travel Tips, On the Road with 0 Comments

One thing that is really noticeable to me and what attracts me on road trips are the repetitive patterns that go for miles and miles and miles.

Tracks disappearing

In January we headed south for a road trip from Colorado to Texas.  Rather than take the giant interstates we took the smaller Highway 287. This highway takes us through the more rural, less developed parts of the states we crossed. I don’t know if these patterns happen in the east but in the Southwest and the West here is what you see.

TRAINS:Trainw-engine

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The Journal Project 2015 #4

Written by on February 4, 2015 in Art Journaling, Journal Project, Journal Project 2015 with 0 Comments

These weekly prompts are not intended to make an entire page but instead are meant to inspire your art journaling and to give you a starting point.
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Art Prompt: Draw and color something right in front of you.

Writing Prompt: Write about your drawing ability – read your write to someone else.

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From My Desk – February 2015

Written by on January 31, 2015 in Art Camp for Women, From My Desk with 6 Comments

From my desk this week:

HAPPY GROUNDHOG’S DAY! 

You may not know the significance of this date so here it is – it is halfway between Winter Solstice andLorisdesk

Spring Equinox – this means we are halfway through winter and halfway to spring! YIPPEE!

I feel like I have turned a corner in my life – hit my Groundhog’s day, so to say. Probably more than halfway to the end, but maybe not. Better late than never – right?

WAKE UP CALL!

In May of 2013 my husband of 43 years (at that time) had a massive heart attack. (He survived.) He had just turned 64 years old. Way too young for such an event – in my humble opinion. It was a gigantic wake up call for both of us as well as for many folk close to us. Of course there was the immediate scramble to cover the bases, we still had to eat, clean house, get kids to school and all the daily stuff that he normally was a part of.

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The Journal Project 2015 #3

These weekly prompts are not intended to make an entire page but instead are meant to inspire your art journaling and to give you a starting point.RipeningPears

Art Prompt:  Bind in a couple of folios (one folded sheet that makes 4 pages) of tinted watercolor paper to a homemade journal.

Writing Prompt: Write about your experience of painting or drawing on a tinted background.

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The Journal Project 2015 #2

These weekly prompts are not intended to make an entire page but instead are meant to inspire your art journaling and to give you a starting point.

Grey&Blue Journal

I made this Art Journal at a local class with Nationally renowned Art Journaling Artist – Kelly Kilmer. Click image for Kelly’s blog. Her classes are listed on the right-hand side.

Art Prompt: Make three journal covers this week. Make a different style each time to see what you love, not just what will do. There are dozens of how to videos over at YouTube if you need help or just some inspiration.

Writing Prompt: Write about who you are or what you think about yourself when you contemplate having an extravagant journal.

Conscious Consumer Tip: Use left over wrapping ribbons to jazz up your journal fastening. It only takes a few inches.

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From My Desk – Beginning 2015!

Written by on January 16, 2015 in Art Camp for Women, Declutter, From My Desk with 2 Comments

From my desk this week:

HAPPY NEW YEAR!From My Desk

I know, I know – we have been working on this year for a little over two weeks now! AND it is still the New Year and I am still working on my intentions and plans for 2015.

Have More Experiences and Less Stuff!

This is my highest  intention for 2015. It leads me to other plans and actions for this year.

To have more experiences:

  • Take quality online art journaling classes and use them thoroughly before starting another one. Participate in the class communities.
  • Share the classes, books and artists I discover with friends so we can learn together.
  • Donate time to teaching art journaling classes to contribute to the quality of life for:
  • Seniors at the Senior Center and to
  • Youngsters at the local Rec Centers and in my studio
  • Take IRL (In Real Life) classes at local studios. This definitely a case of use or lose.
  • Take other classes that support me in ridding my home, studio and office of excess stuff.
  • Travel and live away from my house at least three months of this year.
  • Keep extensive traveling art journals while away to capture the experiences.
  • Participate in local art or language classes where ever I travel .
Glammed Up Journal

Another Journal made in a class held locally featuring National Mixed Media Artist Kelly Kilmer

To have less stuff in my studio:

  • Make my own journals using what I already have in my studio – a fail already, because someone gave me a beautiful art journal for my birthday and I intend to use it this year. Luckily I plan to go through many many art journals and travel journals this year.
  • Use up excess supplies and materials  in my studio by making products for sale.
  • Join other artists to buy in bulk when an item is needed.
  • Spend budget on good paper, ink and paint – not storage bins or fancy fads
  • Share and give freely of my bountiful art.

And You?

Do you have any specific intentions/goals/resolutions around your art or studio for 2015?  We would love to hear them and if they fit – steal them to forward growing as artists and citizens of this planet we call home. Tell us in the comments section here or on our Facebook Page.

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