Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
For me, art journaling is a natural form of creative expression. It’s also a way of documenting my life. I love to use various embellishments on my pages. When I first started creating, I would visit local scrapbook stores and buy up tons of manufactured embellishments, until I realized that the best ephemera to add to my pages is from the everyday...
An apparel tag
Fortune cookie fortunes are always a sure bet, along with postage from envelopes you receive.
A rail ticket
Part of makeup packaging
A torn bit from a sugar packet and a fruit sticker
A coffee cup wrapper
A wristband from a night out to see D.L. Hughley
A piece of packing tape
Dawn DeVries Sokol is the author of Doodle Sketchbook: Art Journaling for Boys; Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls; and 1000 Artist Journal Pages. She is also an avid art journaler, teacher, and lettering illustrator, and has designed books for publishers all over the U.S. She discusses doodling and art journaling on her blog, www.dblogala.com, where she also teaches online workshops. Register for her next workshop, Doodling December, until Dec. 1.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Two weeks ago today little Lucy was born- such little time but it feels like an eternity that we all have know each other. Things are going well and we have "hunkered down" in our cozy home and are getting to know each other (lots of snuggling, sleeping, healing and just hanging out going on). We seem to be finding a groove (one that is constantly changing but a groove none the less). While we have moments of overwhelm and confusion we seem to be conquering the learning curve when it comes to taking care of a newborn. My body is on the road to recovery, we are actually getting good sleep (disrupted sleep but good sleep) and much to my surprise I am finding time to create every day and juggle my business. But the best part of the last two weeks is getting to know and fall in love with this new little person.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Jane LaFazio, a full-time artist since 1998, truly believes she is living the life she was meant to live! In that time, she has cultivated a wide range of skills as a painter, mixed media, quilt artist and art teacher. She’s known for her fun-loving, creative teaching style, and providing a relaxed supportive environment in the classroom. She teaches workshops online and at art retreats internationally. Jane’s artwork has been featured in Cloth, Paper, Scissors and Quilting Arts magazines many times, and in Danny Gregory’s An Illustrated Life, and in numerous books.Jane has made 7 appearances on Quilting Arts TV, in season 300 and 800.
Her instructional DVDs “From Art Journaling to Art” and “The Small Art Quilt” is available on Amazon.