Friday, July 30, 2010

30 Journals in 30 Days + Mine!

Connie of Dirty Footprints Studio has been holding the " 30 JOURNALS 30 DAYS " project all month and today, thye last day of July, is a special celebration of journals at Dirty Footprints Studio!!
As Connie says: "It doesn't matter if you're an Art Journal virgin, vixen, or veteran--your experience with Art Journaling is valid" and she asks everyone to share their journaling experience. To be part of the project, post your interview on your blog and post it here.

Here is my interview:

How long have you been Art Journaling?

I really only began art journaling a little over a year ago, about the same time I started my blog. I had kept diaries and journals as a teen, but did not add artwork. I was more focused on the words.

How has Art Journaling impacted, changed, or enhanced your life?

Art journaling has opened up a completely different way to look at things. Taking part in full moon dreamboards

or in response to challenges, has enabled me to use pictures to respond to questions or prompts. The saying "A picture is worth a thousand words" is so true. Adding art and collage has really made journaling more fun as well.

What are a few of your favorite Art Journaling materials?

I use a lot of found materials for collage; magazines, sharpie markers, watercolour pencils, acrylic paints, hand -made painted papers.

Who are some of your favorite Art Journalers?
My first experience with an art journaler was with Leah of "Creative Every Day". Since then I have come across so many wonderful journalers.
Leah Piken Kolidas of "Creative Every Day"
Jamie Ridler of "Jamie Ridler Studios"
Kathryn Antyr of "TrueNorth/Collage Diva"
Elizabeth Golden of "The Last Door Down the Hall "
and of course:
Connie of "Dirty Footprints Studio"!
There are so many awesome journalers and artists that it would be impossible to include everyone. Connie will be listing many other journalers and it will be wonderful to have that resource on her blog.

What kind words of encouragement would you say to an Art Journal newbie?
Just do it!
Have fun with it!
There is no right or wrong to journaling - it is all your own thing!
There are videos to watch on youtube and books to read and blogs to visit - there is no end to the resources available.

Where can we contact you...give us some link LOVE!!
Email me at:

Short Bio.
I have been teaching elementary school for 30 years. I love teaching, especially art. I will be returning to Grade 3 next year and could retire in a year or two. What's next? Hopefully, teaching art to children!
In the past 2 years, since my mother died, I have really tried to add as much art and creativity to my life. It has been quite a learning curve! I have taken many art courses over the years, but I've not taken any formal training. Taking online courses has been new and I've now done several - ones with Connie and CollageDiva for example.
Taking part in challenges and working on my own art projects has been fun as well. The whole blogging community is a very supportive one.


ABCcreativity said...

great interview! your pages are so sweet.

Ingrid said...

thank you for your comment, dearest! loved your interview!

judipatootie said...

Hi Bev!! So glad to see you participated in 30 Journals in 30 Sys.. so did I, will you drop by please?
Hugs, judi parker