Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Art Journaling Workshop

I have never been one to keep a writing journal filled with my innermost thoughts. And I had never even given a second thought to keeping an art journal...until now. I am currently taking an online workshop in Art Journaling with the very talented Pam Carriker. Pam frequently shares her journal pages on her blog and I was intrigued by this wonderful form of self-expression and what looked like "plain old fun." Well, I'm hooked. There is something wonderfully "freeing" about this business of "art journaling." There is no right or wrong, no concern over "saleability," no critic waiting in the wings. It is art for art's sake and it really is "plain old fun!"

If you have ever toyed with the notion of keeping an art journal I strongly recommend Pam's workshop. It is easy to follow, professionally presented and enables one to work at her own rate.

Below are examples of my journal pages in progress. Thus far, we have completed Lesson Two (but you can join the class at any time and not miss a beat.) These pages will be further embellished as we go along. So come on along and join the fun!




© Nancy Lefko

10 comments:

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, Nancy! These are absolutely dreamy1 Lots for the eye to play with. I love the clocks and the soft colors.

pinkglitterfae said...

these are lovely!! I'm in Pam's class too but have only gone through the first lesson. I can't wait to learn how to work with collage in my pages :-)

Lucy said...

Very nice Nancy and I agree, journalling is a good way to just do art for art's sake. Something we get away from when we are in the business to sell what we create, the pleasure is sometimes lost with the pressure of saleability. Looking forward to seeing the evolution of your journal :)

Ginger*:)* said...

These are so beautiful. The echo thoughts with grace.
They seem to come from deep within where words are not necessary.

Elizabeth Parsons said...

art journals are so wonderful-- i use them when I need to fill up my cup- it's art for me- not for public- and that is the freeing part for me. My husband gave me a beautiful leather boung Cavalini art journal and the paper is so luscious...a real treat to work in! Have fun with your new found love! thanks for sending class info to your sister!
eBeth

createitcottage said...

These are beautiful!! I especially love the wings in the first one!!

Rose said...

Nancy these are great! Not sure if my comments are being posted or not. I haven't started mine yet but hope to do so soon.

sketched out said...

What a great idea and wonderful things are coming out of it. Beautiful! I'm tempted to give it a try.

QueenBe said...

Your journal looks awesome. I have never been one to keep a journal, but you have my wheels spinning. I love yours.

Flying Colors said...

Oh these are fantastic! Both pages are beautiful...
Specially like the purple, yellow and pink one of "TIME" :-)