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Friday, August 8, 2008

Tools of my trade

As of recently I have been very much into art journals, and keeping mine up, and selling kits in my store, which if you are an artist/writer art journaling is amazing and awesome.

First what is an art journal??

Art journals generally combine visual journaling and writing. Every imaginable style, media and technique is used by art journalists. There are no rules!
An art journal is a visual diary, a place to play, experiment, imagine, remember, try new techniques, and to document your daily life, your ambitions, and your dreams. It is also a place to scream cry to lament to fantasize and to get in touch with your innermost self.

It is like journaling scrapbooking painting and college combined into one fantastic playful messy experience!

OK
Now my tool that I use every time I journal?
Paint and paint brushes! I love love love paint, I love the messy feeling and the paint on my hands. Sometimes I find paint splotches in random places after I am done, I always laugh.
So my favorite tool right now, is my brushes, foam, small, big, wet, dry, new, old, BRUSHES.

This is just a tool that as an artist, I cannot do without. I buy them whenever they are on sale i just love having new brushes to use with all my paints.

7 comments:

Christopher And Tia said...

This makes me want to go paint...

pamela michelle said...

I often find paint in my hair after a painting frenzy. It makes me laugh :)

kim* said...

i'd like to see some of your splotches.

TheresaJ said...

Makes me want to start journaling...

Frozen Yoga said...

I just started a collage art journal after a reading a great book called 'Alphabetica'. I'm excited to keep it going!

storybeader said...

fun post. I guess my three (!) spiral notebooks would be considered art journals. I've always thought of them as record books, keeping track of my work, with photos, poetry, prices, material lists, and the occasional doodles from craft fairs.

miesmama said...

time to go and paint!