I was following a ustream by Paula, AKA JOURNAL ARTISTA and she was demonstrating how she builds backgrounds and the diversity of layers in art journaling. Paula is having a giveaway of Crafter’s Workshop Stencils and all you have to do to enter is create some art, using a stencil (hand made or store bought, doesn’t matter)! You then blog it, Flick’r upload or what ever, and create a link back to her blog or stream… I love these stencils and have realized what I was missing out on. ( fingers and eyeballs crossed that i win some!)
I am just beginning a new journal, but this instead of moleskin paper (which was totally not appropriate for the death and destruction, I reigned on it), they are designed for Mixed Media. I chose The Strathmore Visual Journal that Was featured in the Strathmore Online Workshops and I love it! My love of journaling and mixed media has increased 100% just by being able to interact with this wonderful artistic community on Ustream. I was ashamed of my work , since I create alone. I now have the courage to put it out there and hope that my progress shows (as good as it feels)!
Having support, feedback and dialog means everything… I’m hopeful!