Monday, December 29, 2008

Last Journal Challenge of 2008!!!!!

Attention my little band of faithful journalers! Here is the very last challenge of the year.  I hope we can convince a few more readers to join in the fun! You don't have to do every challenge or be able to get it done in a week. Feel free to drop in and do any of the challenges that appeal to you!
Last week's theme was I BELIEVE... and I posted my page here.  Does anyone else want to share?
This week I propose a SELF-PORTRAIT journal page.  I went with this idea because I got a very cool book for Christmas titled, Mixed-Media Self-Portraits Inspiration and Techniques by Cate Coulacos Prato.  I spent Christmas Day doing some of the exercises.  You can approach this theme any way you want to.  Make a realistic self-portrait, a stylized self-portrait, an "inner you" self-portrait, alter a photo by drawing or painting on it, do a digitally enhanced self-portrait.  Many people have trouble using themselves as a subject because we are so conditioned to be hyper-critical of our faces, bodies, etc.  Therefore, I challenge you to jump in and fearlessly make a journal page that somehow represents YOU as you are right now, or as you see yourself, or make yourself over into your artistic vision of yourself!


Clevelandgirlie said...

Hi Jen! Happy Almost New Year. Hey - I got that book too. I LOVE IT. It is so cool. I was thinking about putting a shout out to see who wants to do a self-portrait. I've been wanting to try one of these for a long time. I was just looking at that book this morning. Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Tinker said...

Lovin' your journal pages, Jen.
A self-portrait journal page sounds like a great idea - can't wait to see yours!

shabby*girl said...

Hello, Jen!!!!!! So nice to connect with you again! I'll add your blog link to "my favorite places to visit"! PROMOTE...and it will be easy for me to check out your blog frequently! Looks nice! Love the art journal. I am going to Hobby Lobby today to purchase a NEW journal for the NEW YEAR!!!!! Stay in touch! ~Missy
P.S. I'll see you over at Suzi Blu's!

shabby*girl said...

Thanks a million, Jen! We must think very much alike...I thought about a partial nest on her head acting as a halo! I really do appreciate the help! Thanks for the sweet compliment as well. At my age, we need all that we can get! Hee Hee! ~Missy

Diane said...'ve got me thinking now. For some reason journaling has never been a strong desire of mine. I did just buy the book you referenced, looks very good!

Tamara C said...

I will DEFINITELY be doing this challenge since a WONDERFUL little holiday elf sent me THE COOLEST journal in the ENTIRE WORLD!!! How did I get so lucky?!! You are the coolest girl in all of Puppetland, sweet Jenn!!

Your Taking Flight book is a bit delayed due to weather. But Kelly Rae says it will be on it's way by the second week of the brand new year. :) Yay!

Champagne Sparkling Hugs Topped With Glittery Fairy Dust Kisses, Tam