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Circus Edition Cut and Collage Book

When is a book a toy? When it’s a Paper Play Book! The newest edition of the Art Journaling Paper Play Book series is available now. Find vibrant and colorful circus images ready for you to cut and collage into pages, tags and so much more. It’s 18 pages of images and circus theme word art with other 120 elements to brighten your collage work. Just cut and create!

Get your copy now on Amazon!

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From My Library: Make Your Own Art Journals

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How to Make Books: Fold, Cut & Stitch Your Way to a One of a Kind Book This is one of my favorite books about making books. It’s a good looking and beautifully made hardcover with some of the most accessible methods for bookmaking I’ve seen. While the folded books are simple and easy to do, there’s lots of room for personal expression. The author also includes more involved constructions for when you’re ready to branch out.

Artist’s Journal Workshop: Creating Your Life in Words and Pictures I love this book for it’s insight into an artist’s journal – not the same as an Art Journal. This book focuses more on how to use your journal to further your creative practice and develop your own creativity. The author is a lifelong practicing artist with a wealth of information and guidance.

Create Your Own Artist’s Journal Again, this book is more about keeping a journal to record your own thoughts, impressions, drawings and reactions to the things you encounter. The author includes her own lovely watercolors and helpful information on incorporating journaling into your daily life.

Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials This book is full of inspiration for upcycling all kinds of things into journals. The instructions are simplified a bit but adequate and the whole book encourages experimentation and creative exploration.

MORE DISCLOSURE: I like to review and share products and services I use and think you might like. If possible, I use a referral link, which means if you click one of the links and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. This helps support the free and community resources I provide – thank you for your support!

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A Whole Library of Awesome Art Instruction

If you’re not able to come to our live event with Karen Cambell, how about the next best thing? Learning from her books! She’s totally inspiring and fun and makes everything crystal clear in person and her books are just like her. Check out this list of her best loved books including the newest on how to draw hands…I know, hands!!

Creativity is Curious

Creativity likes to find pockets of shiny and new in your daily life. That doesn’t mean epic and overwhelming, it’s more the gentle surprise of a daffodil budding where there wasn’t one yesterday or a little  time looking through a new book or the bit of happiness when you notice how pretty the rows of brightly colored produce look in the grocery. Nurture these little pockets of delight in your day and see what possibilities open for you.

Create Your Life!

Monette

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Do You Have an Artistic Style? Yes, You Do – Learn What It Is!

Happy March!

I always like the beginning of a new month – because, possibilities! I’ve been trying out new things in the studio lately and learning lots – from revisiting palette knife painting to exploring the instant book form we’ve talked about before and a few other things. Of course, it’s not all gone perfectly – I’ve made a few ugly bits too!

It’s good for your creativity to stretch and push and even make some ugly art. After all, ugly art comes before good art. Do you take time and space to learn and try new things? It doesn’t have to be  a big commitment, even trying something small for the first time is a creative expansion.

Artistic Style – What is it and do you have one?

Hint: Yes, you do! Are you struggling with trying to find your own style even after watching a jillion You Tube videos? Check out this video from the Art Journaling for Beginners You Tube channel where I talk about that exact thing. We talked about what artistic style is, how to describe it, how it varies with the medium used and even looked at some examples to make things clearer. This video will finally help you find your style.

Make Your Own Art!

Monette