Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process
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Bravely document your life's journey with Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process. Artist Nichole Rae is your creative companion and guide as you explore your art journaling journey in three easy steps.
Begin by putting the journal in art journal: A variety of prompts and writing styles help you breathe life into your hopes, feelings and intentions.
Then put the art in art journal: Use your writing to develop a theme for your art journal. Illustrate your story by adding photos, illustrations and ephemera.
Finally, explore your creative process: Ponder color, words and symbols as you build beautifully layered collage pages.
Along this art journaling path, you'll find the strength to listen to your heart and find your creative voice.
All you have to do is Embrace the Journey.
- Journaling prompts
- 15 mixed-media and collage techniques
- Dozens of inspirational journal pages
You are creating these cards for you; quiet the voices inside that may be holding you back from creating freely. Fear, perfection and worry can clutter our minds when we are working on something new. Make yourself aware of these voices and quiet them with positive affirmations. When working on this project you can choose a theme or leave it open to evolve as you create. You can focus on the words, color or ephemera you have collected to determine your card’s theme. Theme Ideas: Positive
the options a computer document offers. I felt the anxiety begin to fade away when I started to type my thoughts and feelings. I was able to type, delete and type again, as well as choose my fonts and layout. I could keep this document in a folder on my desktop and come back to it when I felt like it. I had a place to write and collect my thoughts, finally journaling the voice that needed to be set free. In this chapter I will share with you how I journal, going deeper into the writing process.
About the Author I am an honest writer. A creative mess maker. I am an artist. These words hold my heart, my creative journey … My life. Nichole Rae (Rae is her middle name, something she has stepped into in the last year) has been creating since she was six. Cutting images and words out of magazines and collaging shoeboxes on the living room floor was just the beginning of a creative journey that would unfold over the years. Shoeboxes turned into sketchbooks filled with favorite images,
time to journal; even ten minutes to put your thoughts down on paper will be enough. We all have random downtime in our days: waiting for an appointment, for a train or for a meeting, traveling, etc. These environments can often be inspiring if you are open to them. Music may be playing or you may be by yourself for a moment in your busy day when you can explore the thoughts you carry. THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING YOUR TIME The art of journaling is a beautiful process. There is no right or
may want to find books on the ocean, birds, flight, etc., depending on what theme I explore in my journaling. I spent the last ten years near the ocean, and am often inspired by this. A common question you may ask is, “When do I begin collecting supplies?” The creative process coincides with the journaling process. When journaling, a time comes when I know I want to start creating my journal. I will look at my journaling process and see how much text I have collected. I may be in the middle of