(the spread on the right was a practice I did while watching a SuziBluTube video. - see below for link)
This week I started an art journal. It's nothing fancy. It's probably the 5th journal I've started in my life. It's the only one that made it to a page 2. I'm actually going to work on page 4 today. Hallelujah. I'm not saying I'll stick with it daily, that would be too presumptuous of me but for now I like working in it. Some of the journaling has been smudged out. It's kind of personal, kwim?
Oh, and don't laugh too much on my self portrait although, yes, I do have that double chin. Too many late night Taco Bell runs I'm sure.
So, being the normal obsessive type person that I am, I started searching on all things Art Journal related. And boy, did I hit the jackpot! I found Flickr art journal pictures:
Thrifty Collage Artist
I found YouTube tutorials (if you know of any other really good videos, share!):
SuziBlueTube (she has lots of entertaining videos)
I found blogs & websites/articles:
Girl and her Journal
How to Keep an Art Journal
A Creative Journal
Craft N Swap
An Altered Fairy Tale
I even asked my fellow Twittering artists their favorite pens to use, over paint, ink, paper, plus I joined this recent yahoo group, Art Journals and they happened to be discussing pens as well!
Sakura (my favs being the Glaze pens
Zig fine-tip pens
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens
Krylon Metal Leafing & Paint pens
Zig painting pens
American Crafts Slick Writers
Stampin Up Write Markers
Koh-L-Noor (don't ask me, I have no idea what they are)
Stadtler Calligraphy Pens
Poster Paint pens
Calligraphy ink and pen nibs
(for fabric) Pilot Fabric Marker Pens
I am still very extremely new to this art journaling. You should see the art journals for sales on Etsy and Ebay. Amazing! I didn't take the time to list them here. If you have art journals pages you've done, would you share them with me please? I would love to see. If you know of other informative blogs, websites or youtubes that would be good for me, please share those as well.