For the past 6 years I have been art journaling, seriously keeping a visual diary of who I am as an Artist, developing techniques, learning new products and building a comprehensive working knowledge of working in mixed-media layers. almost religiously for the last 3 years of those 6 years, I have been keeping an "Inspiration Journal".
I have used this journal each week as a teaching tool. Just as a student practices her craft, I practiced the creative freedom of letting go, painting intuitively and learning and developing my skills as an artist. I have learned acceptance and creative confidence and in doing so, made that process open to you in the hopes of empowering you each week to believe in the process too.
During those same 3 years, I began trusting the process, I took the next leap into implementing these skills in a larger format, taking the process another step further and applying my art on canvas. I quickly learned bridging the ideas from art journals to canvas gave me a broader understanding of the medias I was working with.
48 weeks, my year long course for 2014, incorporates not only the skills learned through art journaling but also the knowledge gained through working on larger scale canvases. (Kinda like "inspiration Wednesday" and "Canvas Create" had a baby!)
48 weeks is a year long comprehensive online course that empowers each of us to allow the natural ebb and flow of our artistic styles guide the creative process, building a strong foundation for your art, your creative confidence as well as an incredibly vast repertoire of techniques that stretch beyond just the art journal page.
I wanted to create this workshop as the touchstone of each students creative journey. This year long course explores dozens of fascets of the creative process and takes each student beyond the art into a creative awaking each week.
We will create together, working on the pages of our journals each week expressively documenting every milestone as we complete the 48 entries, documenting our growth as an artist in 2014.
Because I have always wanted to fill and complete an A3 Moleskine journal, I am using this LARGE format journal (16 x 22") as my diary of this journey. The actual book you use does not change the process or the practice. I want you to work with whatever you feel the most comfortable working in, you can even choose to work on canvases if that fits your style.
48 weeksis a work at your own pace online course that includes 48 weeks of NEW creative and expressive art that will inspire you to dig deeper into your creative soul, develop your personal style and leave it on the page. Every 3 months you will receive another 12 weeks of course lessons. these lessons are fully downloadable, which means they are yours forever to save, re-watch, rewind and to reference for a lifetime.
I invite all of you to join me this year as I share from my heart, my creative journey and artistic practices that fuel the passion I have for art.
"Art makes the spirit soar.
And when the spirit is lifted, life follows."
- Adrianna Trigiani
we've have design 3 options to make it easier for you to take part in this 4-semester year long course
then some india ink and words. at this point i feel a bit defeated. i dont like it and i step away for an hour.
so i start to doodle and add the sticker title. I STILL HATE IT!
so i take out the gesso and palette knife and start adding layers of gesso and green gold over the left side of the page. ADD some joint tape and the circular TP tube stamps of pink and a final one over the left eye and i finally found some peace.
i want to practice what Dina taught me and find myself in the process. you may see some more faces in my future maybe event tomorrow for Inspiration wednesday. i have a lot to learn and DINA YOU ROCK for giving me the confidence to believe i COULD DRAW FACES!!!
i just couldnt resist working in this ginormous, MEGA-sized moleskine journal. i am dying to see what it will look like when it is filled with pages and pages of art.
this A3 Moleskine Sketchbook journal measures 11 3/4 x 16 1/2" (when closed) and based of my first creative dive into the journal, the pages seem to be quite strong and ready for whatever paint i have to throw at them.
i do not have any scheduled plans for the "MEGA Moleskine" videos, but i plan on recording the process as i work in my new oversized journal (however long it may take me to fill it) and post the videos and pics to the blog as i finish each entry.
watch my creative process as i work on the first pages in my new "MEGA Moleskine" journal (as i am affectionately calling it)...