How long have you been Art Journaling?
I started Art Journaling shortly after starting my blog back in 2004. It was then I entering into the magic new world of online creativity, craft, art and mixed media adventure. I bought Lynne Perrella’s beautiful book Artists' Journals and Sketchbooks from Amazon and read it several times before I jumped in and started my first art journal, a big spiral bound book that was filled with sturdy papers.
How has Art Journaling impacted, changed, or enhanced your life?
Many artists keep a journal to record their artistic development. I think I owe my artistic development to the Art Journal. It is because this practice I sometimes dare to call myself an artist these days. I use it to continuously experiment with collage, paint and new techniques. Filling it fuels my happiness and stretches my brain.
What are few of your favorite Art Journaling materials to use?
I use about everything that is flat and can be glued down in my different Art Journals. I love to make little water colour drawings or to paint bold backgrounds with acrylic paint using old credit cards, sequin waste (as a stencil) and hand carved stamps. Though the one thing I can not be without is the handy glue stick. I use a ton of glue for my collages every year.
Who are some of your favorite Art Journalers?
On my blog I have a whole link list of wonderful bloggers that share their Art Journals online, go check it out. To mention a few places where I go for information, I like flickr groups like Journal Junk and Collage Kids.
What kind words of encouragement would you say to an Art Journal newbie?
Don’t be afraid to mess everything up, that is the best part! You are a free person, try to ignore your fears and the hesitation that might hold you back. You can do it, I know you can!
Where can we contact you...give us some link LOVE!!
Come by my blog and say hi, it is called iHanna’s Blog. You can also look at Art Projects at flickr and by original collages at my Etsy Shop and feel free to follow me at twitter where I mostly share links to articles on diary keeping and art journaling!
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