Well, it is officially over. I just posted the last album of the Between Friends Art Journal Collaboration Project. It was an awesome experience for all of us. I know I was stretched and challenged, but I learned a lot. Not only was I inspired and encouraged, but I picked up quite a few tips and ideas for future projects. About myself, I learned that I work slowly, have trouble adapting to someone else's theme, and I LOVE creating interactive pages. Would I do it again? Absolutely! Again and again. In fact, we are gearing up for another project and inviting others to join us. This one will be ONE journal, with all of us contributing pages. The theme will be Encouragement. My vision for this is for each of us to create a two page spread that will bring encouragement to another woman. My hope is that it will be inspired by God as each of us prayerfully consider what we should journal. I will post details later this week. If you are interested in joining us, leave a comment here or on facebook.
You can read more about the project by clicking on the Art Journals tab at the top of the page or here.
Meanwhile, enjoy these photos of my pages and some of the other artists' along with our meet up:
|A Beach Theme. Collage with textured paper, acrylic paint, a stamp sentiment|
|A 60's Rock and Roll theme. The collage is mounted onto a 2 page magazine spread of Woodstock. The photos are mounted on flaps so that she can raise them to view the original article and photos. Me and Bobby McGee was the song I used|
|When the large flap is lifted, it revealed a CD of 13 versions of Me and Bobby McGee|
|On the back side of the balloon/sign in page, I gave a riddle to find an image of a hidden doodle|
|The artist of this journal wrote poetry. Each of the 9 other artists chose one of her poems to illustrate. I chose a poem entitled "Life". This doodle represents all the paths that twist and turn in life and enjoying the process|
|One of my favorites! The artist/owner of this journal asked us what doors are before us at this point of time in our lives. I suppose you could say the theme was doors.|
|My door opens to reveal my journaling|
|This journal had the theme "The Fruit of the Spirit". I used the fruit of patience and illustrated that God's Word is faithful, and in the process of waiting we grow patience|
Here is My journal. My theme was ONE WORD. I asked them to choose a word and illustrate it. I included some word play, a sign in page directing them to use one word to describe themselves, and a sign out section. My journal started out about 3 inches thick. At the end of the project, it had grown to at least 6 inches thick!
|My Cover: "May I Have a Word with You? (Between Friends)|
|Theme Introduction: One Word Illustrated|
|Sign In Page: use one word to describe yourself|
|Cards removed to view the words|
|Word Play for inspiration and to leave messages to the next artist|
|My Page: A play on words- view of the sea SEE/SEA|
|"You can't miss a living Exhibit" (She used feathers in almost every journal. It became her trademark :)|
|An Illustrated Poem "Wings"|
|A play on Words: Bear using Behr paint samples|
|Incredible Paper folding on this page" All we have is NOW"|
|"Bridge" One of my favorites. I love the collage combined with sketching|
|"When I hear you, I know how THIRSTY I truly am"|
|"Dive DEEP" papier-mâché waves|
|close-up, the tail moves|
|"Serendipity" Lots of pull outs and flaps|
|My sign out pages|
|Some of the artists and friends as we looked at the journals together|
Thanks for sharing this art journal adventure with me!
Because this was my favorite project of the year, I've shared this post here:
4 You with Love Best of 2012
4 You with Love Best of 2012