Celebrate Me • Art Journaling Week #4
For the My Art Journaling Questions and Applications click here
Art Journaling • Week #3 My Voice
Q. How do I describe my voice? How would I never describe my voice as?
Q. How do others describe my voice?
Q. Was there ever a time that I couldn't use my voice?
Q. What can or can't my voice do?
Q. What remedies have you used to soothe your voice?
A. Put your lip prints on the page and write words coming out of them.
A. Stamp one word/phrase 3 - 4 times without re-inking, so that it fades like an echo.
A. Record your voice talking on your smart phone, use watercolor to make the background, painting how you feel listening to your own voice.
A. Use curved lines, starting in one corner, make wave lengths and add text on each line
A. Make left side background darker & the right side lighter, the image fades off like a soft voice
Here are a few art journal pages of others.
They aren't about voices, per se, but can be influential in your image making.
I also post this info and more about art journaling over here.On Friday morning, upload a photo of your celebrate me • art journal page on Shannon's Studio Facebook page
This weekend was about getting your BOOK • BOX • BELONGINGS. (If not, read this post.)
Since this is the first day, I'll let you know how we'll proceed. You won't have to go this alone.
Every Monday will be Q & A, as in QUESTIONS & APPLICATIONS Monday.
Questions for introspection and application ideas to help with image making.
There will also be a word, phrase, or quote meant to inspire the whole thought process.
Use any or all of the ideas.
INSPIRATION:a single focus word (or maybe a phrase)
INTROSPECTION:questions to explore your thoughts and life
IMAGE MAKING: applications to experiment with
There's a few ways to go about this.
1) Do the images first and think about the inspiration word. Then record your most important thoughts around or on top of the images. 2) Or, write your thoughts and let images come to your mind and recreate you mental images after you've recorded your ideas. 3) Or, a combination of back and forth with words and images. Images and words.Anyway works.One last thought.
Don't stress yourself over the image making. This might be the most uncomfortable process. If at first you're nervous, look at other's art journals for inspiration. Mimic their layout. Use their color palette. Incorporate their use of text. It will get easier and you'll become more uniquely expressive as time goes on. Don't worry. Start somewhere. Just begin.
OUR FIRST ENTRY
INSPIRATION: MY NAME
Q. Who inspired my name most?
Q. What other name were my parents considering?
Q. Have I always liked my name?
Q. Does my name have any significant meaning?
Q. Do I have any memories related to my name?
A. Create a background of markers and ink stamp your name over the top
A. Put the title "Celebrate Me" along with your name and text
A. Take a photo of yourself, glue it into your book & repeatedly write your name over the top of it
A. Do an ink character self portrait and use watercolors or pastels to add color & add your name
A. Print name in a font you love, put your page over the top of it, use a light table and trace
For the next few weeks, I'll add other people's images to get your image making going.
This will hopefully give you ideas and ease you into making your own images.
REMEMBER, this is about you, for you, to celebrate you.
Ohhhhhhhh! I almost forgot.
On Friday morning, everyone can upload a photo of their celebrate me • art journal page on
Shannon's Studio Facebook page.
You can't not share with us. It's not a critique of your expressions, it's a celebration of each of us.
Let go. Do it. Friday.
Let the Celebrate Me Art Journaling Journey begin!
Art Journal Short Definition: introspection and images in a book
Art Journal Long Definition:a personal point of view which can includewishes, wonders, wisdom, workings, warnings, war-ings, and worthwhile times,recorded in the form of doodles, drawings, designs or dressed up words and imagesall bound in a bookSo, those are the definitions that I've come up with.
That way we are thinking the same things when we're talking. There are tons of art journaling sites on the net. A lot of them are just about image making. Which is nice. But, I happen to think pictures and text are a powerful combination. Then, when you add a person's life into the mix, it becomes extraordinary. It's the personal point of view that is the intriguing part, seeing the person and what they're about.
Journaling is something we usually do as kids. I have several diaries from back then. I've always thought is was important to keep a record of life but life got busy and my entries sporadic. I've missed some memories that are important to me. We can't be all things, to all people, all the time. So, I'm not going to beat myself up about missing some of the past. But, that doesn't mean I can't record some of the present
or thoughts on things now.
Our art journaling will focus on finding out more about you (say, "me".) It's about celebrating. Celebrating your (say, "my") life - past, present and future. It's record-keeping with images. And you don't have to be an artist to do it but if you're worried, I'll share ideas to bring out your creative side. Because it's a little intimidating here's what you'll need to get started.
1) GET YOURSELF A BOOK It can be anything. If you are going to be using wet medium (watercolor, acrylic, glue, etc.) then you'll want a book with thicker pages. A craft store will have a good selection with the cost being from $5 - $15. I'd go ahead and invest so that you can experiment and not worry.
2) GET YOURSELF A BOX Not everyone has the space to have a studio, but you don't need one. Just get a box so that you can put all of your stuff in one place. It's ready
when you're ready.
3) GET YOUR BELONGINGS Gather up all your art belongings into the box.Markers, pens, colored pencils, watercolors, white out, glue, small blow dryer, tape, ruler -things like that.
BOOK • BOX • BELONGINGS
BAM!! YOUR READY TO ROLL
Get the stuff this weekend. This weekend.
Then we'll get started. Monday. Every Monday.
I started a Facebook Page just for Art Journaling and sharing pages. Like it here.