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Video: Torn Cardboard Junk Journal Video With Weird Faces

Hi There!

What are you making? Lots of cool and amazing things, I hope! Over the weekend, we had an impromptu Open Studio LIVE! You can watch me make a junk journal out of little more than cardboard and brown paper bags along with some odd faces and have some awkward moments.

Found material journals or upcycled journals or junk journals: it doesn’t matter so much what you call them – I think using un-precious materials to create is incredibly freeing. After all, if your materials came out of the recycle bin, how far wrong can you go? You’re free to try different things and to just PLAY with what you’re making. If it isn’t quite what you want, paint over it, cut it up or pitch it….

Watch how this striking brown paper and cardboard journal evolves along with me getting black paint (which is the WORST) on my hands.

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Featuring: Your Art Journal!

Do you want to see your art journal page in print? I’m putting together a special Art Journaling Showcase for the Summer 2021 Edition of the Creatopia™ Collection magazine and would love to include your work. You’ll get to see your work highlighted in a beautiful magazine collection with full credit for your featured art. All credit lines will be directly adjacent to the art and you can even include a link to your site or social if you’d like.

The only requirement is that your page be in keeping with the theme (see the sample board and description below) and that you submit it via this submission form with the relevant information filled in.

What you need to fill in the form and submit your work: A clear, well-lit, in focus picture of your page that is square and fills most of the frame. Submit it as a jpg for the artwork AND the headshot if you don’t have one. Copy and paste this as the bio field if you don’t have one: Art Journal page submission for Summer 2021 Magazine from the Art Journaling for Beginners Group. If you have a bio and head-shot, feel free to include them, however, they may not appear due to space limitations.

Theme Information:

The theme of this issue is “Lazy Lake Days”, and the feature color is rich azure blue with a secondary accent of golden yellow. In this issue, we’re savoring the feelings of warmth and ease and gentle nostalgia that the golden days and soft nights of summer bring. We want to know what moves you about the summer season: fireflies, campfires, the scent of summer blooms, the sound of crickets, the bounty of summer garden plots and more! This edition is all about the sweetness of summer. Be sure to check our sample board for more inspiration.

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It’s Swap Time – May 2021 #HappyMail Flowers

We’re having a #happymail swap! We’ve had such a good time with past swaps, it’s time for another one and it’s going to be even better!

Dazzling Flowers!

Beautiful, colorful, and full of life = Flowers! That’s our inspiration and this swap is your chance to go over the top fabulous. We’re doing things a little differently this time and there are extra goodies for you! Read on to learn all about it.

The 1-2-3 Step Summary:

1. Make your floral postcard, single or multiples – no larger than 4 inches by 6 inches, or 10 cm by 15 cm.

2. Register for the swap, read the details and FAQ and get your personal registration code right here!

3. Send your #happymail to Art Journaling for Beginners, P.O. Box 242, Enka, NC 28728. Be sure to include your registration code!

NOTE: Don’t forget to include your registration code. Submissions without a code will not be swapped.

The deadline is May 31, 2021 so don’t wait – start creating and register today!

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Love to Color? Creative Spotlight: Jane Maday

Creative Spotlight: Jane Maday!

Many of you know Jane’s work and books because she’s a wonderfully talented illustrator and author. I’m so excited and honored to share that Jane very kindly agreed to a feature in the new Creatopia™ magazine and she’s amazing.

Check it out for a peek at two of her newest books with sample pages! Find out more about the books that are out now and featured in the Spring 2021 Edition of the Creatopia™ Magazine! It’s 52 pages of gorgeous spring things (Jane’s on page 28) and is completely free to download, get your copy now!

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Paint a Sunset Scene for Your Wall – 3 Day Challenge

She’s doing it again! The Ah-mazing Tracy Weinzpafel is hosting a fun and creativity exploding 3 Day Workshop to show you how to create these stunning home decor pieces for your own home. It’s March 31 to April 2 and will be taught by Tracy herself. Sign up here!

What you get when you sign up:

Step by Step Instruction – Each day, your lesson is broken down into easy, manageable steps.

30 Day Access to the Lessons – Can’t attend the LIVE lessons? You’ll have access for 30 days.

A fun supportive community – Create wall art – make new friends at the same time.

The materials list is right here:

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