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 Hey Folks. I've started a line of notebooks, similar to my old line of Jotters but this time called No Brand Notebooks. I've got lined and dot grid. I'll be adding blank pages to the shop soon. Check out my etsy shop and my Facebook sales pageto see pricing and options. Loads of colors available. I'll be offering Travelers size soon.
I bought the domain CreativeJournalPage.com as the new home of AJNing. I wanted the new name to reflect that not all that we do in our art journals is visual nor is it writter- but it sure is creative. I took into account all the suggestions that people sent int, and the idea of creativity was at the  core of all of them, as well as the act of journaling. The use of the "page" encompasses so much- we journal on canvas, electronically, tags, scrapbooks, glue books, and every other thing- but most people call them "pages" or their "page." So I went with those 3 core ideas and came up wit CreativeJournalPage.com
 
Don't bother visiting the page, since it's not set up yet, but I hope to install buddypress in the near future and then transfer all the members soon after. Basically, don't expect much in the way of updates on this until next month.
 
I just couldn't wait to share the new name with everyone.




We are a fortunate group. Ning, the company we use to host Art Journaling has raised it’s prices but we are paid for the next year. This is the second major price hike, where the group went from free to a reasonable price, to expensive (and why we run a yearly fundraiser) to now absolutely outrageous. The price went from $239/year to $588/year, more than doubling for next year. My frustration with this price hike has much to do with the fact that Ning has made little to no improvements in the years since the last price hike, so we are getting double the cost with zero improvements.


While we have a year to decide the fate of Art Journaling, I feel that the best choice is to move the site to a new host and using a new software. I’m leaning toward Wordpress social media site but I’m open to other ideas, so long as it is less expensive than $588/year. Please head to the site and join the group “Movement and Change” to discuss the option and feelings around this potential change.  http://artjournaling.ning.com/group/movement-and-change

As a preemptive measure I've started a Facebook group for us to continue our discussion:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1278050492213631/

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Handy products that aren't from the art store

Started by Denise Pavel in Introductions. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney yesterday. 3 Replies

Anybody have any suggestions? Continue

looking for inspiration

Started by Ayesha in Introductions. Last reply by Denise Pavel May 20. 5 Replies

I make something and if im not happy  with it i dont complete it.  I'm looking for motivation here if all these artists can do so, I can atleast try to make something and continue to do it. I like art journaling because it doesn't have to be perfect. I can do my own thing, make mistakes and be happy about my mistakes. it is wonderful that we can share our work here. Continue

Hi!

Started by Davey Do in Introductions. Last reply by Ann Thorsen Apr 12. 2 Replies

intro.pngGreetings to all!Please excuse me as I find my way around...Continue

yupo

Started by semaj bloom in Introductions. Last reply by ComfortableShoes Feb 18. 3 Replies

Since Yupo is a polyurethane paper, can you substitute tyvek for it? I have a lot of tyvek and would love to use it with my watercolor or acrylic paints, and wonder if it has the same attributes as the yupo.Continue

Creating An Artsy Brand?

Started by Brooke Turner in Everything Else. Last reply by ComfortableShoes Nov 4, 2016. 1 Reply

Hey Everyone!I haven't been here in awhile and I have missed the community. I have recently started developing an interest in posting videos on Youtube but one of my biggest issues is coming up with a brand name. Are there any journalers here who have a youtube account? How did you decide what to use? My name is fairly common so I don't think I could get away with using only my name.Thank you in advance!Continue

The biggest paper source of all time is drying up!

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Journals and all Things Paper. Last reply by ComfortableShoes Sep 11, 2016. 9 Replies

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

Tags: scrapbook, paper, collage

The futility of junk journal definitions

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Everything Else. Last reply by Melody Celestine Sep 9, 2016. 1 Reply

Art is this very general term about creative action. Art journals are this very general book-like surface where you make art. I get giggles about junk journals. Some are these obsessively designed, perfect, thematic confections using forgotten supplies. Some are tear it up and slap in down from the recycle bin..Really, who can say what isn’t and isn’t art without rigid rules that dictate everything from supplies to techniques to subject matter and more. Just look at the Impressionists, they had…Continue

Tags: defined, definition, opinion, journal, junk

Xyron Sticker Machine

Started by Kathy in Everything Else. Last reply by Kathy Jul 19, 2016. 4 Replies

I have a very OLD Xyron sticker machine - Xyron 500 to be exact.  I hadn't used it in ages until the last year or so, and had a spare cartridge hanging around.  Now it is used up, and I am not sure if the newer cartridges would fit the old machine.  Just wondering if anyone would know.  Thanks!Continue

White Pens!!!

Started by Penny Hazeldine in Pens, Markers, Pencils. Last reply by Leslie Sowden Jul 14, 2016. 12 Replies

Hi Guys.Can anyone recommend a decent white pen for writing/drawing within my journal?I am so fed up with trying to use a paint pen (of different varieties) that will write more than a couple of letters without 'drying up' or worse running into a huge blob that I then have to spend ages trying to undo the mess/damage it causes?All recommendations will be gratefully received!!!Just for the record I have had better luck with a chalk pen but it's neither permanent or very thin, ie suitable for…Continue

Greetings from a new member!

Started by Deborah Long in Introductions. Last reply by Kathy Mar 20, 2016. 1 Reply

I'm a hobby artist and have always loved paper and all types of coloring media but I'm still fairly new to art journaling. I'm so thrilled to find and join this group. It's like I wandered into this fabulous place that is exactly what I was was looking for but didn't know actually existed. I've been cruising the gallery this morning and love all the beautiful artwork. So inspiring! I'll be sharing some of my work soon. I'm so happy to be a member here!Continue

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"Oh, wow. I could fill a full length novel with this one! The most important tool you need to have is your eyes :) Cheap black tea or just the ones you've saved from your daily cup of. Coffee filters have all sorts of uses. Collage papers are…"
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"Chip brushes from the hardware store. Rubber sheets can be carved or cut up to create print blocks. Use of white house paint in place of gesso. Check out Traci Bunker's various books for ideas on things to print and make art with that…"
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