In June's Facebook live Art Journaling workshop
(sponsored by The Atlantic Center for the Arts)
the art journal prompt was
Quotes, Lyrics, Poems and/or Haikus.
Here are the featured art journaling artists for June.
Jackie Hannick's inspired art journal page spread below
When I facilitate these Arts and Wellness workshops, I am always so thrilled when artists find meaning through art journaling.
It is not necessarily a place where one is trying to create a perfect product but instead playing with materials to create a meaningful visual narrative that is based on art as wellness.
And here are the two art journal works of artist Debra Arms Kahler inspired by this month's art journal prompt.
To view the past recorded Facebook Live Art Journaling videos go to Atlantic Center for the Arts Facebook page on link below.
To find out about August's facebook Live Art Journaling Workshop (no July) click like on my Laura's Studio facebook page where updates will be posted.
If you are in Ormond Beach Saturday June 06, 2020 stop by Arts on Granada gallery to visit me from 11-2:30. I will be wearing a mask when patrons enter the gallery and there are social distancing rules in our gallery.
Check out some new work coming!
I have been facilitating Arts and Wellness workshops since 2015
for the (ACA) Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Due to Covid-19, in April, The ACA has sponsored my efforts
in a Facebook live version. This is challenging due to working on an easel
in front of the camera and not on a table art journaling
but I am getting the hang of it.
We have optional Art Journal prompts, and different approaches
to working in art journals.
Here is the first Expressive Art Journaling Facebook Live workshop link from April
with optional prompt: Gratitude for The Small Things
And here is the latest Live Art Journaling workshop from May
Optional Art Journaling Prompt: Nature Inspired Chaos and Calm using coping skills
Join me in June for the next Art Journaling workshop Live on Atlantic Center for the Arts Facebook page, date TBA
Well, here I sat, many times in February-March on my little back screened porch, watching nature both on the porch and outside of the screened in porch.
I sketched the above porch scene from life and during,
it kept me mindful and in the moment of
where I was in appreciation.
Most of us who are able to enjoy the comforts of home at this Covid-19 fearful time, might be,
like me, becoming even more grateful for the small things.
More concerned for others, our health and even fearful.
Before this virus was a threat I began a watercolor journal
documenting my surroundings as an appreciation and a gratitude of my home
And now, it is even more important to appreciate the small things in our life that
we have and that we create right now in each moment with compassion and
concern for all.
Watching my cat Felix in the garden,
the smell of Lemon Blossoms a month ago was so fragrant
I photographed them and painted them in my watercolor journal.
My watercolor journal is a small spiral sketchbook made of watercolor paper.
I call it a journal because
I add words or little stories to some of the pages.
These watercolors are quick sketches, not fussy,
just an impression of every day noticing and appreciating!
Sometimes painted from life, sometimes from my photos.
Please let me know what you are working on creatively that helps you at this time. Leave a comment below
or email me.
Stay tuned for a Facebook Live
Art Journal Demo
April 18th at 1 pm sponsored by the
Atlantic Center for the Arts.
My students who I see monthly, I am sorry I will miss the in person session
but at least we can connect online!
Take Care of yourselves.
Details to come.
I am now an exhibiting artist at the lovely Arts on Granada gallery
in Ormond Beach Florida.
We are part of the Ormond Beach Gallery walk every first Saturday of the month. I will be there this Saturday 5-7 pm.
Also, I will be working at the gallery this Sunday, March 8th 11-2 during
Sip and See where you can come sip Mimosas and see the art!
Click link below to find out more about gallery including address.
I am offering this fun and creative workshop
(no experience necessary)
Saturday, February 29th from 10-2 pm
in DeLand at Casa Montessori School.
217 North Stone Street # B
Deland, Fl. 32720
Minimum 4 students, maximum 10
I will supply boards, paint, glue, scissors. etc.
You will supply your own imagery, either magazine, or photocopies,
ephemera, memorabilia, interesting pattern papers, quotes, etc.
To reserve your space email Laura at email@example.com
To hold your space, total payment of 35 dollars must be made by
Friday February 14th.
You may pay using PayPal or send check to Laura.
Inquire at the above email address about ways to pay.
You will begin before day of class
by choosing a portrait that speaks to you, public or
personal image and you will slowly transform the image with
personal meaning, metaphors, or however you choose.
Any inquiries, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Art Journaling workshop this Saturday, January 11th, 2020. Click link for more info on time and place. The class is technically full through online registration but email me Friday to see if any space opens up. email@example.com
We will begin (optional) with a double page spread,
on the left side create art around
2019 reflections, growth, etc.
On the right side visions of how you want your days to unfold in 2020.
Any goals, etc.
Another way to approach this double page spread is to
have a one word or phrase that represents 2019
and one word or phrase that represents 2020.
Also, feel free to bring any collage elements, photocopies,
imagery for your vision of new year and reflections of past year.
You can also reflect on some of your pages from your last Art Journal.
Check out my newest Art Journal Flip Through video below.
And this page, still serves me! Who doesn't need balance every year, right?
Just in time for the holidays,
I am having a one day sale
at 35 percent off one painting per customer
this Saturday November 23rd.
Email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
Here is my second portrait painting created from working on an online class with artist Emma Patitt on Artismagic.com. She is a hoot and it was fun to be a student in a class instead of the teacher! I took myself on an artist's date folks!
It was so nice to be at the other end of class as the student.
Also, I love painting skin! I see so many colors in everyone's skin.
Don't you? The challenge for me is to not paint so tightly detailed as I love the looser style of painting.
I added collage elements of the poem and the Irish eternal love symbol for the love I have for my Irish cousins and the friendly people of Ireland we met over the summer of 2019.
I also would love to teach a portrait or figurative painting class in 2020 so write me if you are interested.
Artist musings about paintings