Week #2 – Back to school
Week #3… – Pumpkins and Fall-inspired food
Week #4… – Pick a different palette
Week #5… Leaves!
Week #6…NO more than five colors!
Week #7 – If you could be anyone for one night…
Week #8 – Flame-inspired art!
Week #9 – What does gratitude mean to you?
Do you journal?
Do you make art?
Eh, who cares?
You’ll still love what Daire and I have in store for the wonderful season of Autumn. So get your apple cider ready (and other fall-like things) and get set to…
I love art journaling. You can see a few pages from my very first art journal here:
What’s an art journal? Get a book – notebook, sketchbook, moleskin, whatever works. Make some marks in it. Jut express yourself as you would a diary – words optional.
These are two of my favorite books about art journaling. But don’t worry. We’ll give you a bunch of fun prompts! You can also engage with fellow art-journalers and join our Facebook group!
Daire is a great blogger who loves art journaling. She gives you some great instructions to start getting inspired:
So how will it work?
“Fall into art journaling” will last for 12 weeks, starting from next Monday.
Every week you will receive a fun prompt to inspire your art journal play. We will also be sharing our own interpretations of the prompts, insights into our creative processes + tips on how to get going. Think of it as a 3 month creative extravaganza!
How can I play?
Sign up below and we’ll invite you to join an exclusive creative community, where you can share your art journal stories, and link up your pages.
When I was first healing, I kept an art journal to illustrate what I was feeling – and these were the most frequent images that came up.
|We identified my wounded self as my “wounded bird” – which is why I often feature so many birds in my paintings|
|One of my first canvases – just me scribbling how I was feeling and painting over it.|
|At a time when hope was scarce, I could pinpoint where I was in what felt like a free-for-all, and also figure out who I was in the midst of it.|
|My first art journal|
|An art journal I made from a children’s book – sort of an altered book now.|
|“Dancing to the Heartbeat of the Universe”|
I started to daydream about my future and possibilities began to feel limitless again…
|I allowed myself to dream and set goals again.|
Being able to paint my way through obstacles gave me even more appreciation for the crazy power of the human spirit, and I started to feel more compassion for both myself and the world around me.
I made this painting based on one of my favorite quotes:
“When you come to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen. Either there will be something solid for you to stand on – or you will be taught how to fly.” ? Patrick Overton
|“Edge of the Unknown”|
|“Gutless & Grateful” for it’s NYC premiere in 2012|
Trust is the hardest thing in the world. And once it’s tested and lost, it’s hard to trust “Trust.”