|December 22, 2010|
It seems that just about
every artist has something to say about keeping an art journal. The sizes
and shapes of the journals vary, the frequency of use differs, and how
important the journal is to the artist’s creative life may change over
time. But one thing seems to resonate: journals are a creative tool.
Journals are so popular that there are entire books written about how to
create them and use them, like Pam Carriker’s Art at the Speed of Life in which Pam shares projects
and ideas to help her readers live a creative life. One bit of advice from
Pam is “Think multitasking versus individual project.” Take a
But how do you get
There are many kinds of journals, from leather-bound to homemade, and just as many ways to use them. What you put in them is up to you. For example, you could:
Dawn Sokol suggests doing the pages of your journals in stages to get past the blank page. Her “Pages in Stages” technique: painting, collage, and doodling/writing, takes the stress out of beginning because you can do the stages in any order, as many pages of the journal as you’re inspired to do at a time. Your journal pages develop over time and there is no pressure to finish one whole page at a time.
P.S. Don't forget you can pre-order Pam Carriker’s Art at the Speed of Life.
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