Friday, January 7, 2011

Beginning Journaling

One of the fun things about teaching art is that you get your hands on a variety of media.  Every few weeks you switch into something new.  I've developed that habit with my own work as well.   My personal preference for art making is paper cutting.  Over the last couple of years I have also developed a love of pysanky (egg decoration) and 3D paper buildings.  I do one of those for a few months, then switch into something else.

I recently decided that would like to try art journaling, so I signed up for an online course with Strathmore, an art paper company. 

The first assignment was to take photocopies of your work and incorporate them into a journal page.  This is my first attempt.

6 comments:

Julie said...

This turned out really fantastically, Jan! I like the colors in it too!!! I never got over to Strathmore to check out the class...maybe I still can.

Flash said...

Beautiful...just, plain beautiful!

The Adventurous Art Teacher said...

Love it! Maybe I should have joined up for that, looks like fun. It was free right?

Fine Lines said...

I am doing this class, too. I'm a bit behind, but am looking forward to catching up today. I've copied my pages and bought a new, larger journal for this project. I have set aside today to "play and create" as soon as I finish looking at blogs and have had breakfast. It'll be a fun day, I think. Love your journal page!

nweames said...

I love Pysanky! Please post some. I love the journal idea as well. What a great way to use the art you make in creative ways.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Wow I think your first attempt looks super!