Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Let's start a weekly Art Journal Challenge...


I  was inspired by Ophelia's blog to start a weekly art journal challenge and share it on my blog.
If anyone wants to join in I would love you to share comments and photos of your journal pages.
My goal is to challenge myself to explore more meaningful topics in my visual journal.  Our art journals should be a safe place to try new techniques and express feelings and ideas. The results are not to be viewed as finished art pieces but as works in progress and visual pathways of our journey through life.  I tend to stick with the same themes, colors, and have totally stayed away from  any dark or negative topics.  I want to be able to express the spectrum of emotions and 
a fuller range of thoughts and ideas.  Because I am uncomfortable doing this verbally, I don't want to continue to ignore or push away the less positive issues I deal with.  If I work on a visual expression of both positive and negative aspects of daily life I think it will enrich me as an artist and as a person.   I will post the first theme Monday and we can see who is  interested in  joining the challenge.  We can work on our journals during the week and share comments and photos the following Monday.  No stress, just sharing our interpretations on a common theme.  Let me know if you want to join in!

9 comments:

Clevelandgirlie said...

Oh yeah - I'm in sister!

Ophelia said...

This is fantastic....would love to join you!! And, I'm glad you are inspired.
Ophelia
www.opheliasart.blogspot.com

The Backporch Artessa said...

Jennifer I love journal challenges. I'm on the road for a bit for work, so I won't be able to scan, but I'll try to post!

serabera said...

Jen that sounds like a great idea to get me to work in my journal. count me in!

Deana said...

I ahve been wanting to do this..just didn't know where to start!! I'm in!!

Jill said...

I love your journal art, Jen! Hope you are doing well. Things are fine and boring here in NC...I'm interviewing for a new job cuz I don't have enough stress in my life (LOL)...

Earthtone Studios said...

Hi Jen,

this is one of my favorite pieces of art! I love the idea of your journal challenge. I hope to play along.

Sue
earthtonestudios

RoseMary said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm in. It is hard to keep on track with me babysitting my 23 month grandson, but this sounds like to much fun, to miss.

BunnyKissd said...

I'm a late-comer to the party, but I'm going to do some catch-up and join you! ^-^