My Life in Words
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This week's expressive art journal prompt is one I have used many times in my art journal. Do you have a poem, quote. or lyrics that you would like to create a page spread around? How do both words and visuals lift our mood? What words mean a lot to us when we hear them?
For this Thursday, you may bring any inspiring quotes, lyrics, or poetry you would like to add to your art journal. Print them on computer or practice handwriting again! What? Yes use your own handwriting or print words.
Or, you are free to create a page around whatever prompt you need. Anyway, come join me for this fun and intuitive class!
You are not required to bring anything although, words, scrap papers, old greeting cards surely help create a more meaningful page spread!
Click here for details and to register atlanticcenterforthearts.org/event-or-exhibition/expressive-art-journaling-9/
Also, click link under photo to read about February's artist of the month Sonja Jean Craig and her page spread
in art journaling!
February's featured artist is Sonja Jean Craig. She has attended many Expressive Art Journaling workshops and has agreed to share her lovely art journal page spread with us!
"My heart sang the day I was guided to create these pages. Its song was one that asked me to get off of the page.
To observe my belief systems and limits. Then to push past them. I did this by using pliable metal objects on the piece.
Wanting to express in 3D instead of the two dimensional constructs of staying on the page, without making it too cumbersome for the ‘book’.
This piece is a nice example of many techniques that Laura shows us. We created stencils. We created a paste that fit through stencils. Later painting them. This also took me off the page with some texture.. Adding some painting techniques like sprayed water colors and incorporating collage skills the journal entry came to life.
I see this now and reflect on my continuing journey of self discovery. Stretching the limits.
Patiently climbing and descending stairs. Moving between shadows and the light that creates them.
I am so grateful for this creative outlet that helps me to feel and document my journey in a personal way. "
Sonja Jean Craig
Artist musings about paintings