It's all good!
well, we're still here for another year. I want to ttake a moment and thank everyone who generously donated cash to keep us online. It's thanks to all the members who donated that all this remains free. Which is pretty awesome when you consider that there is no other Art Journaling site on the internet that remains free. We've been doing it for 6 years now. So give yourself a pat on the back for being awesome.
Keep on Art Journaling!
Less aka ComfortableShoes
Superstars. I'm serious. It is on a joint ad for a class series. THIS is why I am so frustrated. YouTube votes, blog hits, and self-marketing making the artist. Not skill or talent. DVDs, product endorsements, books, their very own supplies that are actually rebranded stuff that is already available on the market sold for more. Jaded? Oh yeah. Too bad my wooden shoe doesn't work on the internet.Continue
There are always new pens and markers coming out on the market, so maybe it's time to revisit this topic. What are you loving now? Please include a link or screen capture -- artists are visual people after all.Continue
Are you using Montana Acrylic Paint Markers, prefilled or empty? How long have you been using them? Have you found any issues or limitations with the prefilled ones? Do they last well? Have you filled the empty ones with other paints or random substances . . . if so, what result? Other thoughts?I just bought my first one (black, extra fine) and started playing with it - seems promising for writing on acrylic media. I also bought an empty one, with plans to fill it with Golden high flow acrylic…Continue
I kid you not! The biggest paper source off all time is drying up (sniff really sniff truthfully sniff). As a collage artist I was collecting scrapbook paper from the very beginning! I’ve hoarded paper with swimming pool water, astro turf, velveteen paper, foil brocade, tree bark, fish tank gravel… omg. I have six different grass papers! I’ve got this deep brooding vampire goth red background that I love. Don’t wait! Raid your local craft store (mine went from four aisles down to half an…Continue
Hi... My name is Elizabeth, but my friends call me Lizzie. I don't know if I would call myself an artist but I've been practicing art all my life. Somewhere along the way I lost my inspiration and quit for a while. And about six months ago, after my separation, I saw my my daughter's watercolor pencils on the table and began to doodle and I haven't stopped since! Now its like I'm hungry for anything creative. I have especially fallen in love with art journaling and am eager to learn everything…Continue
Each of us has been given gifts and talents. Our combinations of gifts are unique to us. Though we may look at others and think we may never be “as good as” they are in something, or that “we’re better than” someone else in something else, those comparisons really do not have anyone’s best interest in mind. It’s kind of like saying, “That grand piano will never drive as fast as that sports car.” Well of course it won’t, it wasn’t designed for driving. It was designed to play beautiful music.…Continue
I'm mostly a writer (I have three novels published), but I used to do a lot of drawing in my teenage years and the urge to draw again has led me to journalling.My journal entries are mostly words, with the art as illustration, but I hope that doesn't bar me from discussions of art journalling :)Continue
Hello, My name is Sherri. I am so grateful to be in the company of others who seek to express themselves in this way. As an artist I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself to make great art. In the past I have actually sabotaged myself because I felt like I couldn't begin a project unless its was philosophically deep or meaningful, and above all it had to be perfect. It wasn't until I stumbled across a book called "Brave Intuitive Painting'" by Flora Bowley that I realized Art…Continue
Lots of people use prompts to jump start their creativity. A dancer might study the style or methods of a famous performer. A painter might take the idea of painting with light from the Impressionists and try something new.There are plenty of art journaling prompts. You can pick a random word from a dictionary, or a phrase from a book. There are bloggers and other with extensive lists of prompts. A lot of journalers use and collect quotes from famous people and poems.I was on a…Continue