Archive for the ‘Art Journals’ Category
This month’s carnival has some great posts featuring some of our favorite things. Visit the following blogs for great reviews and more. Art Journaling
- Never tried art journaling, but you’d like to give it a go? Checkout this post by Daisy Yellow, Art Journaling 101.
- Watch the creation of an Art Journal Page : Follow your dreams from beginning to end at Clips-n-Cuts.
- Using an ink drop technique you can easily create textural backgrounds or interesting abstract art. See how it’s done using Quinn’s Ink Technique at Quinn Creative.
Notebooks & Journals
- Check out the Write-Now notebook by Poppin Notebook reviewed at The Rants of the Archer. Is this notebook fountain pen friendly, or not?
- Discover the advantages of using a pocket notebook and a few stand-out notebooks from Jet Pen’s Pocket Notebook Selection Guide.
- Do you like writing or sketching on loose leaf paper? If so,the Daycraft Envelope Folder might be a good alternative to using permanently bound notebooks.
Pens & Markers
- Wondering which alcohol-based marker to buy? Read this review at Natto Soup which compares Copic vs. Prismacolor markers.
- After reading this post, you’ll be green with pen envy over the Ken Cavers Green Swirl Acrylic Cigar Fountain pen.
- If luxurious fountains pen appeal to you, visit Gourmet Pens for a thorough look at Graf Von Faber-Castell Anello Titanium Fountain Pen.
- Check out this video review of the Monteverde Invincia Grand Prix Pen with a racing inspired design at Goldspot Pens.
Inks & Other Reviews
- Would you love to write or sketch with rich, red ink? If so, read this review of Sailor Jentle Grenade ink.
- Find out which 10 art and writing products Tina loves to hate and why in her review, Tina’s Bottom 10.
- Take a look at Conway Stewart by Diamine Kingsand Ink, an exclusive fountain pen ink bottles that just arrived on US shores in January 2013.
I recently submitted a sketchbook to The Sketchbook Project. The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project where participants from all walks of life are sent a sketchbook to fill the pages and return it for inclusion in a traveling exhibition and permanent collection at The Brooklyn Art Library. Anyone – from anywhere in the world – can participate in the project. This year the tour will head to Brooklyn, Austin, Atlanta, Toronto, Chicago, Portland, SF and LA!
My submission included modified, digital photos I had taken around central Kentucky. I created twelve two-page spreads, each representing a month of out of the year. Each photo was printed on an Epson Ink Jet printer onto watercolor paper, and modified using pens, markers, oil pastels, gels and other artist mediums. Once complete, the pages were bound into a book a wrapped with a modified cover photo of beautiful Cave Run Lake in Daniel Boone National Forest, Morehead, Kentucky. These are the pages in the book, starting with the cover, January, February and so on.
To see the massive collection of sketchbooks at The Brooklyn Art Library, here is a link to the details: Brooklyn Art Library. If you want to get a closer look at my journal once you are there, the call number of my book is 194.12-9.
Are you interested in participating in a collaborative Sketchbook Project? Check out this post by Mari over at CreateWriteNow.com for details of an exciting opportunity for creative journalers.
Attention all creative journalers! Your art journals, travelogues, memoirs, to-do lists, short stories and other masterpieces are wanted to join a traveling exhibit with the Brooklyn Art Library.
The Sketchbook Project , created by Brooklyn-based company Art House, is a global collaborative art project that encourages anyone – writers, artists, accountants, mechanics, chefs, children, you! – to take a blank sketchbook, fill it with personal thoughts, designs and emotions, then return it by January 15 to be included in a traveling exhibition and permanent collection. Talk about journaling on a global scale!
Here are the basic rules:
- Anyone, anywhere in the world can participate (“This project is for anyone who craves an outlet for that undeniable creative bug.”). Thousands of people participate each year, and every sketchbook is a unique piece of art.
- It costs $25 to join the Sketchbook Project (and $30 more to digitize your book and make it available to anyone around the world – books receive half a million viewers each year), which includes a custom-designed 5×7, 32-page sketchbook made in Portland, Oregon.
- To participate in the 2013 exhibition, you need to send your completed sketchbook back by January 15, 2013. It will then go on tour, hitting cities across North America, including San Francisco, Austin, Toronto, Chicago and Atlanta. Your book will keep in touch from the road, sending you an email or text message updating you on its journey.
- Your sketchbook will then take up residence in the Brooklyn Art Library’s permanent collection and play an important part in journaling history.
Interested in participating in the Sketchbook Project this year or in the future? What kind of journal would you create? Share your thoughts in the comments, and read more about the project
I love what Jorge did with his Moleskine Sketchbook.
A friend of mine sent me this link to this journal/sculpture. I don’t know who created it or what it is made of, but I thought it was interesting and beautiful. If you click on the photo, it will take you to a larger version of the image so you can see all of the details. If you have any information about this piece of art or its maker, please leave a comment.
One of the journals in the Journey of Journals was themed “Journey”. I thought it would be interesting to create a spread that represented my journey of life in the form of a passport.
A selection of images I created in CorelDraw and by hand were layered in PhotoShop to create a passport collage. I altered the illustrations to look distressed and to give the appearance of being hand-stamped. Once I was happy with the layout of the pages, I printed them out on my ink jet printer and pasted them into the journal. This type of collage can be created using any combination of photographs and images that you may have using PhotoShop’s powerful layers feature. The great thing about doing this digitally is that you can open it and make changes or additions in the future for similar or entirely new images.
If you click on the photos, you will see a larger version of the image.