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Pop-Up Event: Art Journaling Live Demonstration

Art Journaling Live Pop-Up Demo with Tracy Weinzapfel – FREE in the Art Journaling for Beginners Group 🥳

Saturday Jan. 30, 2021 at 10:30 AM EST/ 7:30 AM PST

Join me to welcome Tracy into the group for a fun live demonstration of art journaling techniques. We’ll be talking about her upcoming 5 Day Heart Art Journal Challenge so don’t miss this pop-up event! Find or join the group here.

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Spread the Love: 5 Day Heart Art Journal Challenge

It’s February and that means Valentine’s Day. Let’s have some heart-ful fun with an art journal challenge!

February 8 – 12, 2021

She’s back for a Valentine’s Day Special: Join me in saying “Welcome” to the energetic and bubbly Tracy Weinzapfel for a 5 Day Heart Art Journal Challenge!

Join the challenge and learn how to create a beautiful art journal page from start to finish. Create these beautiful heart projects – the FREE traceable template is included! Follow along with Tracy and learn how to shade, add details, doodle, and more! A full supply list is included.

All the fun happens the week of Feb. 8 – 12 and the cost is only $10! Can’t make the Live video? No problem, the replays will be available for later so sign up now to join the fun!

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Keep it Simple – Low Stress Art Journaling

My all-time favorite journal making paper

Does that nice journal scare you? Or maybe you keep waiting until you have ENOUGH time or the RIGHT idea so you can do justice to the page? It’s kind of stressful, huh?

There’s another way – keep it really simple, I mean single sheet of paper simple. Truthfully, this is my favorite way to make journal pages of all kinds. I use a single sheet of letter size paper and fold it in half for a folio sheet. Then, I can write, draw and even paint on either the half pages or the whole pages freely. If something goes really wrong, no big deal! It just goes into the bin and I can start a new one.

Once I’ve accumulated several folded sheets, I can combine those into a journal or keep them in a folded cover folio. It’s the simplest way to make a journal I know and not at all intimidating. Take some of the stress out and try simple pages!

This is my all-time favorite paper to use for journal sheets – it’s a writing paper from Strathmore with a good rag content so it even takes light watercolor well.

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Art Journaling – Am I Doing This Right?

Photo by Noémi Macavei-Katócz on Unsplash

Yes – You Are! There aren’t any rules for art journaling.

It’s not a special thing that you have to do “just right” for it to count. Your art journal doesn’t have to be perfect or perfectly orderly. It can be a diary with only text or it can have only images or be a combination of both. It doesn’t have to be completely original on every page – it’s OK to use images from other sources. There isn’t anything special about the tools or materials – there is no “correct” pen, ink, paint or glue. It’s not any particular shape or size nor does it have to have special paper for the pages; it may not even be a book at all.

The most important thing about YOUR art journal is that it’s yours and it pleases YOU. If there was a rule, that would be it.

If you’re still a little stuck on all that freedom, check out this handy Ebook I wrote for you – The Art Journal FAQ

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Art Journaling: Say Goodbye to 2020

It’s been quite a year! And, now it’s time to say goodbye to the past year.

It’s easy to forget the importance of looking over our past, valuing it, honoring it and saying a proper goodbye. Without doing that, it’s hard to turn to the future and clearly see the possibilities there.

So, our own wise and insightful Carolyn Hawkins of WhollyPiecemeal is helping us with a way to manage the transition into the new year with an Art Journaling Goodbye to 2020. She suggests making three pages, a triptych if you like, or dividing a page into thirds. The three pages/divisions represent:

  • Where you are and have been in the past year,
  • The transition space you’re in now, and
  • What your dreams and goals are.

Create your pages to say goodbye to 2020, honor the transition and welcome the future!