December 2015

Art Journaling Monday!

Welcome back to Art Journaling Monday! 🙂 Another quietish art journaling week, as holiday stuff took its toll. Hopefully everyone’s having a good holiday season so far?


“Can’t a girl get her beauty sleep without having to worry about her picture being taken?!” -Mayhem

(The furry bit along the bottom of the photo is Chaos.)

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Art Journaling Monday!

Welcome back to Art Journaling Monday! 🙂 Kind of a quiet art journaling week, actually. Two family birthday gatherings, my work holiday happy hour, my book making class, homework for my book making class, and wrapping presents all took their toll on my art journaling.

Happy holidays if you’re celebrating one this week! 🙂


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos

I love when you can see the stealth tabby stripes on his face. 🙂

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Linkity thinks the gift guide thing is a little out of hand

No linkity next week! Hopefully there’s enough here to sustain you. 🙂

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‘Tis the Season of Gift Guides

Think, Learn, Make, Do

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Reading Update
Printmaking+Mixed Media: Simple Techniques and Projects for Paper and Fabric by Dorit Elisha. Good overview of all sorts of different types of printmaking, from monoprinting to screen printing and more. Definitely found some things I’m going to try out in my art journaling. This is one I’ll be picking up used for reference.
Stencil Girl: Mixed-Media Techniques for Making and Using Stencils by Mary Beth Shaw. I did get some ideas for using stencils in my art journaling, but I wasn’t particularly interested in the sections on woodburning, metalwork, cake decorating, or encaustic.
Dreaming from the Journal Place: Transforming the Sketchbook to Art by Melanie Testa. This one didn’t really work for me. It covers a lot of ground – from drawing and painting to carving rubber stamps to extremely detailed instructions for dyeing fabric. And it felt like the journal bit was more of an afterthought than anything else.
Sidney Crosby: A Hockey Story (Revised and Updated) by Paul Arseneault and Paul Hollingsworth. So-so young adult hockey biography covering the years 2002 through the end of the 2007 season (the season before the Pittsburgh Penguins lost in the Stanley Cup Final to Detroit). This was of the very “rah rah” sorts of YA books – it didn’t touch on the vitriol Crosby faced from parents and players alike, nor did it mention any of the injuries incurred along the way.


“I wish the birds would come back.” -Mayhem

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Congrats to diannakay, who won Nice and Snow (With a Kick #1.1) by Clare London!

Congrats to Calila, who won A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips, and Thou by JL Merrow! A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips, and Thou was released by JMS Books on December 14.



Welcome back to Art Journaling Monday! (And the ArtiCulture winter class schedule is up, if you’re in the Twin Cities!)


“I don’t approve of art journaling because it means Mom is sitting at the table, not making a lap for me to nap on.” -Mayhem

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Linkity from rainy Minneapolis



Congrats to diannakay, who won Nice and Snow (With a Kick #1.1) by Clare London!

Congrats to Calila, who won A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips, and Thou by JL Merrow! A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips, and Thou will be released by JMS Books on December 14.



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Bookity

‘Tis the Season of Gift Guides

Think, Do, Make, Learn

Cookity

Gluten Free

Artsy Crafty

Cool

Cool or Wha…?

Wha…?

LOL

Teh Cute

Reading Update
Journal Bliss: Creative Prompts to Unleash Your Inner Eccentric by Violette. Ok art journaling how-to book. A bit light on content and a bit too new agey for me.
101 Mixed Media Techniques: Master the Fundamental Concepts of Mixed Media Art by Walter Foster Creative Team. Good overview of a wide variety of mixed media art techniques. Unfortunately, the techniques are all presented quite briefly and you’d probably need to find more detailed instructions elsewhere.


“No one understands how I suffer.” -Chaos

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