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??


Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Diana, you make my day! This is wonderful...

Diana D said...

Kate, obviously I havent been around my own blog during the entire moving thing! But we are settled into apartment living and I want to thank you for checking this out. I hope to get a few of our "posts-in-waiting" up soon. Hugs to you, and thank you again for your tremendous generosity as you teach, share your insights and your beautiful talents!

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

You were missed at our sketchcrawl! I hope you're all settled in, now...and thank you for the kind words. I'll look forward to seeing more from you.