July 31, 2010

30 by 30

Connie at Dirty Footprints Studio wanted "to expand the 30 JOURNALS 30 DAYS community and share your own unique Art Journal LOVE journey all you need to do is post your interview on your own blog--and then on Saturday, July 31st go to Dirty Footprints Studio and link your post there on a Mr. Linky."

She went on to say "The cool thing too is that everyone that participates will be permanently linked on the 30 JOURNALS 30 DAYS project page. You will become a permanent part of this project--and an important part of the inspiring Art Journaling community."

Connie asked the following questions:

How long have you been Art Journaling? A very short time really. I have been looking at other people's for quite a while. My first journal was in March of this year. I'm very happy with the results and have recently started another one Royal Decree (because that is the name on the cover of the store bought note pad)

How has Art Journaling impacted, changed or enhanced your life? It has enabled me to do quick little pieces of art that I don't have to think about and that has opened a new outlet for me. I also see where it can be very handy for trying out new techniques and a way of working out a layout/design for a larger piece or even inspiration for one.

What are a few of your favorite Art Journaling materials? Gesso, gesso for everything (almost), acrylic paints, stamps, pens and paper - oh yes paper

Who are some of your favorite Art Journalers? Off the top of my head I'd have to pick Karin Bartimole, one of your recent interviews for the 30 days 30 journals bonanza. As well as yourself and everyone on the Art Journaling NING site. I mean really Connie how can anyone pick just a few people? There are still so many I have not meet, yet.

What kind words of encouragement would you say to an Art Journal newbie? Just jump right in there. Don't start with an empty / blank journal my tip is to pick a page at random or whichever one you like - write on that page the following "this is not a blank journal it is meant for me to art and for that reason I release myself to do so." OR just tear a bit of paper out of it and it is no longer "perfect" and thereof it's okay to mess up. Not that there are mistakes in art, just new opportunity to do something different.

Where can we contact you...give us some link LOVE!!

Blog - My Purple Door Studios             .Twitter - @ArtistPoetGirl

• Short Bio. I have been doing art my whole life. I live and create in Texas and share art and poetry with those who do and those who don't. Married, 7 children between us, 8 grandchildren and one on the way.


ABCcreativity said...

great interview jamie lynn!

Beverley Baird said...

Enjoyed reading your interview. It is amazing how varied our entries are into journalling - but what a joy we all find in it!

Natasha said...

I SOOO enjoyed the work you shared and your interview was great. My favorite thing was the way you look at "mistakes" as new opportunities. Soo true!

Connie said...

This was a great interview!!! And you know what, Karin is one of my top faves too. She is amazing!!

Big hugs,

Jamie Lynn said...

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

This was a great way to get to know each other and now I'm off to read more interviews

happy ARTing

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