So I leave tomorrow for ArtFest, where I will be teaching and taking classes. Above is a photo of my class samples. We'll be constructing a journal from start to finish, and play on the pages inside too. Often, when I post about journaling I get some questions, so I thought I'd answer them all in one post. How about anyone who has any questions for me regarding journaling, just ask them in the comments section here and I will do a post with all the answers when I get back next week?
And to answer the main question I get:
How do you construct your journals?
I make all sorts of different journals, from all sorts of different materials, but the method I use the most is Teesha Moore's method which I learned on her website. She taught me to love her favorite paper too, so fabriano artistico 140 lb. hot press (smooth) watercolor paper is what I use most when making a journal from scratch (sewing in the pages). (I order online from danielsmith.com).
If you've been thinking about starting an art journal, I say now's the time! There is no wrong way to do it; just allow yourself to buy a moleskin, or a journal on etsy, or stack a bunch of paper together and bind at Kinko's. Anything. Allow yourself to start...you can always throw it away or cover over anything you don't like. Got the itch? Scratch it! I know that the first issue of ArtJournaling is sold out, but there will be a second one out soon too, so you'll be ready to go.
See you next week!