Artist Journal Workshop : Creating Your Life in Words and Pictures, Paperback

Artist Journal Workshop : Creating Your Life in Words and Pictures Paperback

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Discover the Joy of Art Journaling An artist's journal is a powerful creative tool, offering you a safe place to experiment, explore, consider and improve.

Artist's Journal Workshop provides all the guidance, structure and inspiration you need to create a meaningful art-journaling practice.

Starting with the question, "What do you want from your journal?" you'll build a sound journaling concept that will serve your unique creative needs and give you the freedom to practice, play and develop as an artist. Featuring rich visual examples on every page, you'll receive continual guidance and inspiration from: *27 international artists who share pages and advice from their own art journals * More than 25 hands-on exercises to help you personalize your journal while developing new ideas and techniques * Journal pages featuring travel sketching, nature studies and celebrations of daily life * Prompts for visually commemorating life events and milestones * Support for working through creative doubts and blocks * A range of artistic styles and perspectives to study and admire * Instruction for trying your hand at new methods and materials This is the perfect opportunity for you to begin realizing your artistic potential--one page at a time.

Begin the journey today!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 300 colour illustrations, 25 black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
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  • Category: Book & paper crafts
  • ISBN: 9781440308680



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Artist's Journal Workshop is a wealth of information and inspiration. Many wonderful examples are included; not all that of the author's. As for technique used, the focus is mainly on drawing and watercolors (rather than, say, altered book techniques such as collaging and stamping). Additionally, encouraging questions are asked: for example "What do you want from your journal?". Johnson's suggestion (p. 8) is: "How you've imagined using a journal is important. You may not end up doing exactly what you imagined -- or even wanting to do what you imagined -- but unless you have a goal, a plan, a vision, you won't know where to start". The(both technical and artistic)information presented here is not intimidating; rather, it is very inviting and has increased my enthusiasm for my own artistic endeavors and journaling. Since recieving this book, I have referred back to it quite a few times.