Strip Away Stress

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The reason I love to “work” in my art journal is that it completely strips away my stress. Without the pressure of creating art for a commission or for a gallery, I am free to just play with my art supplies and the devil may care who likes it or not.
Although journaling is personal, you may be curious about what other artists are putting into their art journals. That’s why I love Somerset Studio’s Art Journaling Magazine and why I was even more thrilled to be included in the July/August 2015 issue.

5 artists explain how art journaling alleviates stress (quotes all found in this month’s magazine!)

 

  1. “I create for myself…I do it for the pleasure of creating, to enjoy the process only” ~ Kasia Krzyminska p.27 (tweet this)
  2. “Facing a safe haven to grow and reflect in has been key to my unfolding as an artist!”~ Linda Arandas p.31 (tweet this)
  3. “I’m left with a sense of completeness and spiritual fulfillment” ~ Darlene Maciuba-Koppel p.37 (tweet this)
  4. “I can play, experiment, and just explore different things” ~ Leslie Wood p.45 (tweet this)
  5. “Art journaling is the one place that allows me to break free of the world” ~ Amber Walker p.51  (tweet this)
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A page from my art journal amongst other lovely inspirational gems in the summer 2015 edition of Art Journaling

 

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My art has been published by Somerset StudioArt of Man and the New York Times among others and collected by an international audience. When I’m not working on art in my studio, you’ll find me in a museum spending time with friends or family. Explore my art at SchulmanArt.com or join the fun at TheInspirationPlace.net

 

What do would you like to learn about art journaling?

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  1. looking for ways to create depth to the page without bulk to the book. just started journaling but find that I need to shorten up the 'story'

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  2. I am always interested in learning how everyone journals on-the-go. We travel every month and I am always trying to fit some creative time in the car or hotel.

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  3. After being very ill for over a year, I started art journaling. I am a professional artist, but the journal is just for me to play. It is helping very much in my recovery!

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  4. I'm always doodling and jotting notes. I need a really nice notebook/art journal to get all my ideas into one place and let loose!

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  5. I'm always looking for new techniques to try out in my journal, and ways to get over the fear of the blank page!

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  6. I am just starting out on the art journalling journey, would love to know how to be more free form as I am quite specific with my art.

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  7. I want to learn how to love my handwriting and use it more spontaneously and creatively with my art in my journal.

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  8. I want to learn how to incorporate my life lessons into beautiful pages and become familiar with new products and tips. Thank you.

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  9. I stepped away from my journals for a few years and I am just now starting to revisit them. I've missed the process. There are so many new materials available now. I would love to learn about the favorite tools used by Art Journalists and why.

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  10. i really want to learn more about color coordination, balance, and just letting go of my white page phobia and make something beautiful! thanks for this opportunity!

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  11. I want to learn how to make a photo look good with the rest of the page, vintage photos and color photos, backgrounds that work well, etc.

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  12. I am new to art journaling. I love the freedom it gives to express yourself. I would like to learn more about drawing faces and incorporating more elements into mixed media as well as results from different products that I see used in videos and from some groups I have joined on Facebook.

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  13. I am new to art journaling. New to doing painting, writing, drawing of any kind. I find myself at lose ends these days with no job and being 61. I signed up to an Art Journaling Challenge on Facebook and have been enjoying it. Would like to find out more about drawing faces and doing more with multi-media. Would love to incorporate some of my sewing and weaving into journaling. I would love to learn more about the products.

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  14. Thank you for sharing …. I just love learning anything to do with Art Journaling – new techniques or new ways to use a product ….there are no rules in Art Journaling and my imagination is on a go slow and needs inspiration ……

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  15. Art journaling provides many opportunities to record your mood for the day, capture special moments of family & friends and to utilize the endless supplies in my creaTive stash😄 Immerse into your creative inspiration on a page today!

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  16. I am interested in learning about incorporating text and found objects into my journal. I love seeing other works to become inspired.

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  17. I would like to learn how to blend watercolor washes with a lighter hand so I have light space in which to journal. Or maybe I should try writing with a white pen?

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  18. I'd like to learn how to add hand written journalling without it looking like a five year olds has got hold of the page.

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  19. I always have problems with inspiration. I will sit in front of my art journal trying to figure out what I want to do with the page. Congratulations, by the way, on being featured in the new magazine!!

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  20. I don't really have a problem with 'letting loose' with art-journaling. It's sharing the pages when I am done. LOL I love to watch how different folks use the different techniques! Oh, and therapeutic! My gracious! Thank you for this opportunity!

    Su

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  21. Have been gathering materials and ideas–planning to start my own SOON and love to see ideas from other people!

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  22. Congratulations to you for getting published! I would love to learn everything I can about art journaling! Thank you for the chance.

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  23. I love to learn new techniques and I would try them in an art journal. I haven't begin one yet, but I'll do in a near future. Thanks for the chance.

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  24. Definately would like to learn more about art journaling..rightnow I know basically nothing 🙂 Looking for a new way to express myself and from what I have seen art journaling is what I want to do…

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  25. I would love to know how to find inspiration. I lead a very boring life with each day bluring into the next. So, how do I get inspired and find something to journal about?

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  26. I'm always watching out for inspiration and different things to try. New techniques or new things to journal about. I love it all!!

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  27. Miriam, I am ripe for more instruction about creativity and looking for all the tips & techniques I can find to learn more. Thanks for your support and inspiration too!!!

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  28. Congrats on being included in such a lovely magazine! You are a perfect fit for Somerset Magazine. I love art journaling and wonderful artists keep coming up with unique and creative ways to express themselves , I always love to learn more!

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  29. I need inspiration on how to begin. With a place to start I think I can springboard from there 🙂 I'm hoping I can get that bit of inspiration!

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  30. I'd love to see one with a transfer of a photo. I have been playing with this with toner based copies of photos and it usually works but not always. I'd love to know your experience and how you then finish your page.

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  31. I always love seeing grand collaging ideas! Everyone has their own technique and I love seeing the process!

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  32. I would love to learn some out of the box ideas for things to use in art Journalling, especially things that build up lots of yummy texture, beyond just paint and paint pens.

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  33. I would like to learn how not to try and be a perfectionist in my spreads. There is always inevitably something that didn't work out and when I try to fix it – well, it doesn't always work. I often feel like started over and have on occasion, which is not productive.

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  34. I need more practice with creating layers and not having it turn into a muddy mess. Also, how to keep pages from bleeding over into other pages! Thank you so much!

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  35. i've always been a big fan of Frida Kahlo. i always go to see her art when an exhibition makes it's way down here. her colors are fantastic!

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  36. Oh I'd be happy to just get the ebook! Although being the winner would be even more fun. This really makes me want to work on a proper journal

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  37. I need to learn how to make my art more personal. I need to find my own unique style. Sometimes I'm all over the place!

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  38. I would like to know what art journal books you use- is it a mixed media journal? Why do you prefer this over painting original works? Do you use acrylics or watercolor? Is the quality good enough so that if you want to use your journal page to sell, you still can tear it out of the book or do you have to recreate it on an art board. – I am totally new to art journaling… Thanks for your tips!

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  39. I would love to learn how others are inspired and are able to finish the page… I have some many unfinished pages.

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  40. I would like to learn if there are some definite do's and don't's – for instance which inks you cannot add gel medium over or which paints bleed, etc.

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  41. I'd like to learn more about how people select focal images. I love doing backgrounds, but sometimes am at a loss when it comes to focals.

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  42. I am looking to find the best journals that have sturdy paper that doesn't bleed through. Also, how to get started. I can never figure out what to do with the first page!

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