Sunday, August 1, 2010

Interview





Hi everyone! I'm so excited to tell you that Connie over at DirtyFootprintsStudio is interviewing a group of art journelers over on her blog and has asked us to all share our own stories. You can see the rest of the interviews HERE, and my interview is below. Enjoy!

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ART JOURNALING?
Ummmm..... about 2 1/2 years I would say as it became part of my creative routine while studying for a Holistic Art Therapy diploma

HOW HAS ART JOURNALING IMPACTED, CHANGED OR ENHANCED YOUR LIFE?
Well it is a totally new and very FREE way of expressing my creativity with NO RULES. It allows me to write what I want, paint or draw what I want and then cover it up and start again if I wish. Splash paint, stamp, scribble, doodle, experiment without the restriction of needing to repeat, explain or justify it as art. It is just for me unless I choose to share and it helps me process feelings and situations.

WHAT ARE A FEW OF YOUR ART JOURNALING SUPPLIES?
Love, love LOVE gesso!! A little used material up until I started to journal, I now use it to base coat, cover up, stamp on, stencil to create texture, write or scratch into, etc, etc, etc........ Also love my watercolour crayons, copic markers and white gel pen!

WHAT WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT WOULD YOU GIVE AN ART JOURNAL NEWBIE?
PLAY, PLAY, PLAY!!! Take the pressure off yourself to create art and just experiment and practice going with your intuition. The more you do it, the more reliable it becomes and you end up with something better than you ever could have planned or imagined. TRUST yourself!

WHERE CAN WE CONTACT YOU - give us some LINK LOVE!
On my website www.janfoxdesigns.com
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4 comments:

  1. I just love the background on the second page! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thanks hon, it was mainly done with my homemade alcohol inks. If you haven't seen the video on how I do it, it's on Utube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6z5JgUOw3U

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  3. Hi Jan, I too love that Journaling has no rules. I really like your pages;especially the second page, Love the colors! I will have to check out your video link~ Thanks! I had a lovely visit here, Theresa~

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  4. This is great and I totally agree. I think everyone needs to journal. And however you do it is the right way for you!

    Cheers Patti

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