Monday, January 31, 2011

Quick To Assemble, No Glue Journal

In keeping with the My 20 Minute Journal post I made awhile ago, I now have posted  the tutorial on "Journal 2."

Sunday, January 30, 2011

About My Work

Journal 1 is no longer under construction. You are welcome to view my introduction.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

First Entry For Journal 7 Blog

I must admit that drawing and watercolor still feel very awkward to me. One reason is because I do not practice either as much as I should. So even though life has a way of imposing other demands thus putting a squeeze on ones priorities, I am learning to shuffle those priorities and finding time that I didn't know I had.
This is my first entry in "Journal 7" with, I hope,  many more to come. 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Italy Journal 2010 of Rome and Umbria region

` Last August I attended a workshop at La Romita School of Art in Terni, in the Umbrian region of Italy. Beforehand I spent several days in Rome along with a few other workshop participants. My knees gave out early on, but with the assistance many patient people and a crutch and pain relief medication I saw the trip through and have many wonderful memories through my journal and photos.  See the journal and photos of Rome and La Romita adventure in blog "Journal 5, meanderings".

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Check Out Journal 5-Meanderings

See France and Italy journals and scenic slide shows in Journal 5.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Twenty Minute Sketch Journal

Here is another way to approach journaling for the less confident among us. Put together a "down and dirty" journal, something that you don't have to worry about ruining.  Keri Smith has published several journaling books directed toward confidence building.  Here is my version.

A simple pamphlet stitch holds one section of pages together. The front and back pages of the section are then tucked into the folds of the paper that are folded over thin card stock weight paper (or use cereal box cardboard) to create the inner journal cover supports. I need to diagram this in the "tutorial" section of this blog. Stay tuned.

Above you see the section sitting on top of the inside of the cover.

On the left side of the above photo you can see the paper folds into which the front section page would be inserted.  The same would be done with the right side.

Just keep in mind that putting together a rough journal might be the trick to help loosen up a hesitant journaler. Don't make it too precious at first.