Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Scared of Art Journal's?

Remember this week's Challenge is to make a Crochet Journal. Which I have started, but there are many kinds of Journals.

Recipe Journals (I touched on in this post)
Craft Journals (like my Crochet Journal)
Art Journals
Daily Journals
Bible Journals
Garden Journals
Nature Journals
Bird Journals
Health Journals
Science Journals (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Do you get the idea? I know I will probably hear about this; but, to me, Scrapbooks, Journals, Smash Books, etc are all Journals of some sort :)

Well, Art Journals SCARE me. I love them, but was always saying "no, I can't draw a straight line" Stick figures aren't exactly considered "art"! And then I came across this free e-course

Kristal Norton

I am only half way through the course and I am enjoying it immensely! Each lesson is short and to the point and doesn't take more than 10 minutes to read or watch.  And the e-course is FREE!

Check it out and give it a shot! Especially if you are wanting to make a Journal but feel you don't have the time or talent to make one!

If you take the e-course please let me know what you think too! I have placed the Badge to the right in my blog or click the image above for the information and sign-up page.


P.S. I am not receiving any kind of compensation for this post, these are my opinions only and want to share what I find and enjoy.


  1. I also love the idea of artist books - more formal art book, but still super great. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

    1. Yes, me too, but to me that is for people who can draw! Most of my "art" is questionable at best :) I just want to be able to put my feelings into colour and not worry about perfection. At least that is the goal :D

  2. Don't start me on art journals I have a few of these in various states of progress, although its been a while since I seriously worked on one. Check out janeville.blogspot.co.uk, her work is part way between an art journal and artist book. The other blog I'd recommend is the sketchbook challenge, really inspiring

    1. Thank you for the links, very inspiring!

  3. I LOVE getting painty & messy when I'm not with my wool! The e-course sounds interesting! Great to hear you are enjoying it! Gez

    1. Hehe - it is not too difficult for me to make a mess! Thank you for the comment and welcome to the Challenge!

  4. The course sounds really interesting! I know what you mean about being intimidated by art journals - they look so gorgeous, like they must have taken enormous talent and technical skill. But I guess the idea is to focus on the "journal" aspect of it, and see what you end up with once you've expressed yourself.


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