journaling, journaling, journaling

 |  March 24, 2009

Please check out the amanobooks blog as I’m working on a series of posts regarding visual journaling. Today’s post features work by the talented Amber Gibbs as well. Be sure to check it out!

I originally planned to focus mainly on writing tips there, but writing about visual journaling is more fun, I have to admit. I also want to write some journaling tips specifically targeting creative types, but don’t want to alienate the non-creative types either. I’m striving for a healthy dose of both types of posts. But right now, I am going to focus on creative aspects.

When I first began my journey into painting, I had a journal that became such an important tool in finding my voice and figuring out what I wanted, what I was striving to hit upon in my work. Using a journal as a companion in the studio can be so helpful that I would like to share my experiences there on the blog as I hope it will help others who find themselves in a similar position.


{from this journal, 2006}

If you would like to have your visual journal spread featured or if you have an idea you’d like to share please email me at bridgette @ amanobooks.com

6 Comments

  1. by Anonymous on March 25, 2009  1:24 am Reply

    I looked at your store, how lovely and interesting the art work is, the little encaustics and I especially like the blue book in the large picture with a stone? or twig? at the side.

  2. by Janette Kearns Wilson on March 25, 2009  1:26 am Reply

    How that last message came out "Anonymous" defeats me it was Janette from Contented Colour>

  3. by bridgette on March 25, 2009  8:25 pm Reply

    Thanks Janette! It's driftwood that's attached to that cover.

  4. by ~eRiN~ on March 26, 2009  1:02 am Reply

    beautiful artwork! love this post...I have passd the 100 day mark on my art journaling project 365 Days of Being 30...www.365daysofbeing30.blogspot.com

    erin

  5. by Susan Tuttle on March 26, 2009  2:31 pm Reply

    Hiya my friend,
    how are you?
    i love your handwriting.

    i like to try complete stream of consciousness journal writing -- i don't think at all about what i am writing, and when i read it back i am always blown away by what comes through -- like it came from somewhere else.

    OLTL is off the charts -- very dark these days -- the writers better make some more positive things happen.

    xo

  6. by Patrice on April 4, 2009  12:35 am Reply

    ha ha ha... my journals and sketchbooks are so messy, I'd never share them willingly - but I do love the idea - and the wonderful work being done these days by other artists, like you!

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