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Self-proclaimed art journaling superstars

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Everything Else. Last reply by Kathy on Tuesday. 13 Replies

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

Update the Quest -- Pens & Markers

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Pens, Markers, Pencils. Last reply by Kathy Nov 10. 22 Replies

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

Montana Acrylic Paint Markers/Refillables

Started by Ann Thorsen in Pens, Markers, Pencils. Last reply by Ann Thorsen Nov 8. 7 Replies

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

The biggest paper source of all time is drying up!

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Journals and all Things Paper. Last reply by Lynn E Ruiz Nov 2. 3 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

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Hi Ya'll!

Started by Elizabeth Roberts in Introductions. Last reply by Elizabeth Roberts Nov 2. 6 Replies

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


Started by Lynn E Ruiz in Words. Last reply by Lynn E Ruiz Oct 20. 2 Replies

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way — things I had no words for. ~Georgia O'KeeffeContinue

HAD to share this...

Started by Lynn E Ruiz in Words. Last reply by Lynn E Ruiz Oct 13. 6 Replies

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

Words and Pictures

Started by Anne Lyle in Introductions. Last reply by Kathy Oct 11. 12 Replies

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

Have I Found My Tribe?!

Started by Sherri Chinnock in Introductions. Last reply by Lynn E Ruiz Oct 1. 4 Replies

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


Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Words. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney Oct 1. 1 Reply

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

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