Friday, May 11, 2012

Art Journaling

In 2000 our 14 yr old son was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Prior to that I had used my art gift doing commissioned art works in the form of Oil Portraits and Murals. I remember one day leaving the hospital to just drive.  I came back with a sketchpad and various other art supplies. My intention was, "Keep an art journal".
I kept notes on CBSCs, test results, doodles, and other thoughts. It didnt get very far.

After many feeble attempts to keep an art journal, fast forward about a decade, and I get Cathy Johnson's book "Artist's Journal Workshop". It changed everything about my art journaling.

Now I actually have pages to share, and a personal goal to meet.  Our local URBAN SKETCHERS meet once a month, and I intend to go whenever I can.  There are so many groups on facebook, online, and in your area.... look up Urban Sketchers. Check out fb page for Artist's Journal Workshop, look into Flickr groups. 

I have a new friend in Singapore through all of this, and a group of people in my area that I am so excited to get to know better!
Here are a few more sketches.... and get Cathy's book! You can be a beginner who thinks you have no talent, or a professional Artist.... It can add new things to your life.

Blessings, Diana

Question:  How do you stay creative??