So many people have been asking me lately about Art Journaling!?!
I have kept art journals since I was in high school and it was a requirement to keep a journal for anything creative that we did. Back in those days it was called a Visual Diary! I didn't always enjoy documenting my though process as I was always in such a hurry to create the artwork...and dive into the paint!
As my studies progressed, and I suppose as I got older, I realised that what I was creating in my art journal was a piece of art in itself!!
I think with many things that we do, whether it be creative or not, we are in such a rush to get to the job done we tend to forget, or not thoroughly enjoy the journey to get to that finish line!
Now I think it is ALL about the journey...and much less about the finished product!
Since I am so involved with Copics, I have really tried to bridge the gap between traditional art journaling and art journaling with Copics. I endeavor to integrate the two wherever I can.
So I decided to take one of my art journals to an Intermediate Copic Certification that I was teaching recently. The feedback was amazing!
I thought I might show you just two of the pages.
This page has been created with ONLY Copic markers and multiliners. Who would have thought that there is not one drop of paint anywhere on this page!
The second page has been created with ONLY Copic multiliners and a touch of Spica! Even in journals....you STILL need bling!....right????
I absolutely love to doodle...and so this page was born from the simplest doodle, that took on a mind of its own!
If journaling is something you are interested in, please let me know, and I'll tried to post a little bit more on it and especially on how you can integrate journaling and Copics!
Happy Creating .... Mandi-Lee