Saturday, July 24, 2010
"My First Moleskin Art Journal"
I am excited to have started my new Art Journal. I've heard so much about Moleskin Journals recently I'm not sure where I've been all these years. It seems to be just what I've been looking for. Why don't they carry them at Art Supply stores? I'm means isn't that where artists usually go to find a sketchbook.... My friend Jeanne told me to be sure and get the one with the lavender cover because that's the one with the thickest paper. It's amazing and so far has been able to hold paint, markers, sharpies, paint pens etc... Also I got it at Barnes & Noble for less than $20.00. The sketchbook they sent me for the Sketchbook project was actually a Moleskin so I guess officially that was my first one but the one they sent me was not the one with the lavender cover, that one have very thin pages. I actually had to glue three of them together each time to withhold all my goop(O:
So if anyone is in need of a new Art Journal for Mixed Media I strongly recommend the Moleskin Journal with the lavender cover(O:
These are the first two pages of my new Art Journal. My plan is to fill each two page spread with a different Art Journal Technique or tool that could be used for my class. I have decided to teach Art Journal classes after the new year so for the next few months I will be researching as much as I can and each new technique I learn or have learned in the past will be expressed by creating a two page spread with techniques. I will be holding my classes every week on Fridays and each Friday I will teach a new technique. All my students will have to do is bring their Art Journal and I will be supplying the rest of the supplies. I'm really looking forward to it.
Page 1: Self Portrait by altering a photo and adding text withing the facial features. I basically wrote a short bio withing my features and gave myself extra long hair since I happen to be growing mine out and plan to have it really long again(O:
Page 2: A two page spread of a butterfly coming out from the center with wavy text behind. I chose to list supplies I like to use when I work in my Art Journal.
Have a great weekend everyone!!