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  • January 7th, 2010 | 1:03 AM
Getting started in art journals

For the people that asked, I thought I'd share a few of the places I've found very helpful as I am getting acquainted with art journals. These
folks represent some of the best art and a variety of styles. I've discovered that I don't care so much about a journal that I write a lot of words in - I have this blog for that. For me it is all about learning how to make art. But you might want something different.

Sarah Whitmore. Sarah offers a major chunk of her soul journal class for free on her website. She also hosts a wonderful group on Yahoo.

Teesha Moore Omisgosh her journal pages are something else. She talks about her basic techniques here but go to YouTube and put in her name and you will see tons of fabulous videos.

Julie Prichard offers some great tips on getting started as well as Video tutorials

Ricë Freeman-Zachery has great info and podcasts with some wonderful artists. She hosts a terrific group on Yahoo
and if you go to YouTube, she's got some great videos there.

Milliande share so much info both on her website on and YouTube. She has some amazing videos.

My introduction to art journals came via newport2newport  who introduced me to Aisling who has a lot of helpful info here and here.

Kelly Kilmer has a great blog and is always teaching classes online.

Suziblu is popular. Also a lot of her videos are on YouTube.

A quick and simple way to make an altered book journal can be found here

A question a week for an entire year can be found here.

This is just the tip of the ice berg. If you have an absolute favorite site for beginners, please leave it in the comments.
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There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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January 7th, 2010 11:36 am (UTC)
Teesha's work is so incredible! I'll add Jessica's Love This Journal, 21-day online class. Check out her class and others at http://blog.journalcraft.co.uk
January 7th, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
Wow, Susan. Thanks so much for putting all this info in one place. I'm bookmarking this!
January 8th, 2010 05:55 am (UTC)
A couple months ago, I went to a really cool exhibition called "Book As Art." Check out my blog post about it:


There's a link to the exhibition, which has some inspiring, amazing pictures.

My main takeaway:

They spoke of book arts as particularly suited to women's stories. Books are a mix of public and private with a cover that's shown to the world and something personal contained within. There's a tension in the form between external expectation and what lies within.

It's great that you're doing this and finding new ways of expressing yourself through book forms :)
January 8th, 2010 07:54 am (UTC)
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January 8th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
Great list! Thanks for sharing! I'm always looking for new tips and techniques to help me in my writing.

(p.s. I'm running a poetry contest, too, if you're in the mood!) :)

January 11th, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
I don't have any different ones to offer. I've taken most of Jessica's and starting a new one, am in Kelly Kilmer's class and wow, now you are showing me more to look at. Whoee, it's too much fun.
January 11th, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
OMG, thank you so MUCH! My craft room should (finally) be completed in the next month, and I can't wai to get started. You are the BEST!
January 12th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
I am swooning over all these links. What a feast! Thanks for sharing!
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