It's February and time for our first 2014 Art Journaling Chat and Challenge!
Are you interested in learning digital Art Journaling and wondering what the fuss is all about? Excited about the layouts you've already created and anxious to make more? Join Marilyn (MariJ) and Jody (Jode2771) in the chat room on Monday, February 3rd at 7 AM ET for an Art Journaling Chat and Challenge. During the chat we will discuss and review the basics of Art Journaling, provide a prompt for starting your page and Jode is available for layout tips and questions. Jode and I will post our layouts right before the chat and update this thread afterwards with the Art Journaling prompt and any tips or points we discussed.
Come join the fun and talk about ideas in our first chat of 2014! Sure hope to see you there.
PLEASE NOTE: We are conscious that ScrapGirls live in all parts of the globe, so our aim is to alternate months and times. So while this is an early morning ET chat, (therefore evening for many members) next month we will schedule an evening ET Chat in order to make it easier for others.
Here is my layout "NEW"
and here is Jode's Page
During the chat, we discussed "basics" of Art Journaling and how it is like keeping a written journal except it's made of art not words. Art Journaling pages are usually photoless and use symbols along with words or phrases to express your thoughts. For example, you can use a cartoon little girl to represent yourself or a heart to show love or maybe even a vivid, busy background to show excitement!
For this month's challenge we are focusing on journaling as expression and part of your page design. We talked about starting to type and to keep typing whatever comes into your mind and how you can "hide" your words if they are too personal. You can also use words or word art along with the symbols you choose or type the same word over and over on your page - be creative in your journaling and try to make it part of your art!
This month's layout prompt is:
Think of the word 'new'. What does it evoke in you? Do you have something new going on in your life right now or have something that is brand NEW? What does 'new' mean in YOU? How do you feel about 'newness'?"
Journal your thoughts on "New", place them on your background and add symbols and words. When you are finished, please post your layout in the Art Journaling Chat and Challenge Gallery
for all of us to share. We can't wait to see what you create. Have fun!