Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Get your journal on in a composition book!

I have been so consumed working in a composition book as my new art journal! Fear is such a terrible thing, just by removing the fear of "messing up my good journal" I was able to cut loose in a cheap composition book which are not only fun to decorate but also powerful in leading me to be open, honest and real. I have learned and stretched my creativity by just completely letting go, playing and doodling. I started drawing these funny and whimsical faces and I love them! I have been creating and playing with these faces in my journal and now I am expanding to canvas. My comp book is my journal, sketchbook, diary, scrapbook all rolled into one and really reflects me and my style. I have had so much fun I have created covers for my next few books that are waiting to be filled. There is definitely going to be a whole lot of journaling going on at this camp! There is also a comp journal group on yahoo you can check out http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CompositionArtJournals and a flickr group at http://www.flickr.com/groups/composition_book_art_journals/ Go for it, get your journal on!

Inside journal pages

New books waiting to be loved


Blogger Karina said...

this is so great! i'd love to get info and learn from you!

10:48 AM  
Blogger iHanna said...

Hi there art journaler, thanks for the comment in my blog recently! I can tell you're having a great time with your journal - love those girls you did! I hope you do more and keep creating!

7:39 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Hi Sheila, what a fantastic idea!
I love to write and just collect
composition notebooks, never thought of using one for a journal,
and here I've been combing Barnes
and Noble for a journal. Can't
wait to begin my new project.

Your journal is exquisite, the
faces of the woman and the text
completely jump off the pages.

5:46 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

ANd, I'm with Karina, would certainly love to learn from you.

5:47 AM  
Blogger Apple said...

I love that first cover on the composition notebook!! :)

6:27 PM  

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