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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!


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Beginners Video Playlist – Start Expressing Your Creativity

Mixed Media Painting LadyAre you expressing yourself creatively with art journaling yet? I know, it seems overwhelming, what with all the different techniques and supplies to think about. What if you could have someone practically at your elbow while you work?

Especially for Beginners Video Playlist

Here you go! Check out this You Tube playlist on the Art Journaling for Beginners Channel – I’ve chosen it especially for you to get started and keep going. These videos are from the amazingly helpful and fun Karen Campbell to show you exactly what you need to get going. Check them out! (Be sure to subscribe to the AJfB channel while you’re there to keep up with new things coming your way.)

Mixed Media Art Journaling Live Class – Perfect for Beginners!

If you loved Karen’s videos and her bubbly teaching style, now’s your chance to join us in person and learn how to make the gorgeous Lady of Spring project. She’s designed it especially for Art Journaling for Beginners and it’s really and truly a beginner project – I promise!

Karen breaks down every project to the smallest, most doable part and shows you exactly how to do it. You’ll also learn to understand your products and mediums so you can use them with confidence for every project you undertake. It’s going to be a full day of art journaling and fun at The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, NC. You’ll want to sign up because space is limited. I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

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Simply Stunning Art Journals – Beginners Art Journaling Class

Group News!

Look for the hashtag #resource to designate posts from our resident experts. They post informative and educational material for you and now you’ll be able to find it even faster – just search for the tag in the group and have the posts collected together. Don’t forget to check the Units tab for basic learning and tutorial series from them too!

Looking  for a beginners Art Journaling Class?

I got ya!

Art Journaling for Beginners is working with Craftsy* to offer selected art journaling classes. Craftsy is where creative people can learn cool stuff from experts all over the world.

I’ve spent some time – very enjoyably too! – looking through their beautiful site and chose this class especially for you.

It covers all the basics:

  • how to get started,
  • backgrounds,
  • adding interest,
  • focal points,
  • shading and highlighting, and
  • finishing a page.

Once you’re enrolled, you can watch it on any device – anytime. It’s half price right now so you save some bucks for art supplies. Nice!

And, Craftsy offers a Happiness Guarantee. If you’re not happy, you get your dollars back (within 60 days) but I’m thinking you’ll love this beginners art journaling class!


Simply Stunning Art Journals – $19.99

Retail Price: $40.00
You Save: $20.01

Create art journals that express your creativity and inspire your inner artist. Learn how to turn your blank pages into beautifully executed designs.


* These are affiliate links – that means if you buy this, your cost is the same and you’ll support AJfB and all the free resources available to you. Thank you so much!