I recently shipped off some journals to Australia. When I dragged my son to the post office he said " you sell all over the world now"?
He's so cute.
It's been a nice steady progression and I enjoy coming up with new prompts all the time. I currently have over 50 kids I send to every month, ages 3- 13. A big growth since starting it a year ago. Go on over to the Journal Club tab and check out the details, you just might find that the little artsit in your life is in need of
It's the beginning of a new month again and that means one thing! Journaling letters for all the kids go out today!
In case you are unfamiliar, these little gems are sold as a package deal. You order the journal, completely customized, and then each month for a year a new prompt (idea) is mailed. Art for a whole year!! What kid wouldn't love that? And there is an adult version too.You can check out the details here.
That's the word I used to describe my new oil pastels to my husband.
I got the raised eyebrows. He doesn't get it.
I just bought these babies today. I will be going back tomorrow to purchase more.
They are buttery, creamy and silky smooth. Vibrant in color.
They easily glide over different surfaces such as paper and paint.
They are yummy. There comes a time when the upgrade is
SOOOO worth it. I will be having some fun in my artsy-fartsy world.
This weeks weekly wonderful is a challenge of Black & White. Use ONLY these colors in your creation. You can make a dessert, take a photograph, paint something...whatever your little heart desires.
This week's challenge was especially difficult for me because I LOVE color! But to go without it was fun. I may just have to create something else this week just because it was so out of my element.
Make sure to post your Weekly Wonderful on the Kathartsis Facebook page.
I bought this box the other day to keep my journal supplies handy (and organized) while traveling. This summer I used a bucket and it was much too heavy and big, not to mention I filled it with supplies I didn't really need. I saw this fabulous wooden box at Michaels and it was screaming "Paint Me!".
I had fun covering it with paint and stamping all over it. Finishing it off with chipboard lettering and dimensional paint. Gives me a good idea for an all day workshop. :)
I took my own advice the other night and just doodled. I was much to tired to be in my studio and felt like I needed to just be a blob in front of the tv. Yet, I felt like I needed to put a pen on the paper. So I did both! I took a very simple shape and filled it with bubbles of all sizes. It is a repetitive process that needs no thinking but yet satisfied my brain.
It is a fun shape that I will probably cut out and use in an art piece down the road. But for now it will sit in my small collection of images just waiting to be used.
The other night I created this self portrait. It started out as a collage but but turned into a self reflection. I really enjoyed the process so don't be surprised if you see this as a prompt in class.
The three birds represent the loves of my life; my husband and my two sons. They are a joy to be around everyday and complete the person I am.
I took a small time out from blogging to film my artwork process. Fun stuff! So now I get to share the fun with you. Hope you enjoy them and it makes you run and get your supplies.
AHHH, a much needed journal page. I feel better!
Since many of you are not familiar with the Creative Journaling process, I thought I'd give you a quick overview of what I do as a Creative Journaling Mentor.
First you will be given a prompt and then guided through the process of creating a page. The process of journaling is naturally stress- relieving, which releases endorphins, which makes you feel good.
Start your page off by writing down some words or painting color on a page. During a workshop you will be continuously guided through the creation process but if you are on your own you can listen to music, read a poem, or reflect on your day; you can use anything for inspiration. Continue creating on your page, anything that comes to mind, follow what the page is trying to say to you.
I teach you about how colors work together, different types of media and layering process. We then wrap up the session by making any finalizations (ie.lettering, shadowing). As a bonus, if you do not finish within the session, you are guaranteed an email followup.
For more information, please check out my Classes page.