30 Journals 30 Days: EVELINE HESSELS
Published on July 13, 2010
How long have you been Art Journaling?
I have been Art Journaling for about 3 years now. I moved from Holland to the UK almost 4 years ago (for Love!!) and after I settled I was looking for a new hobby. At first that was pebble painting (the ‘Timeless’ I often use in my name is from when I used to sell painted pebbles in my Etsy shop), and one day when having a look around online I stumbled across YouTube on Art Journaling. It was different than the visual journals I had seen before. I had always kept a written journal, but this seemed so much fun that I had to try!
How has Art Journaling impacted, changed, or enhanced your life?
As someone who has kept a written journal since she was 9, Art Journaling is a completely different way of getting your thoughts, feelings and experiences on paper.
Writing is one dimensional. Art Journaling is Writing Plus. I see things, hear things, find or buy things that will ‘go in my book’. It’s not something I do in private anymore. I share my pages on my blog, Flickr, on Artjournaling.ning.com. There are so many Art Journalers out there who inspire me on a daily basis. If it wasn’t for Art Journaling, I would not have so much fun online, and I doubt I would do any Youtube videos. Or even watch them, for that matter. I have made many friends through Art Journaling, and I could not imagine life without it anymore.
What are a few of your favorite Art Journaling materials to use?
I like to keep things simple, and if I can, cheap. My must-haves are acrylics, baby wipes, and watersoluble crayons. Throw in a couple of pens and I’m sorted.
Who are some of your favorite Art Journalers?
There is such a long list of absolutely brilliant Art Journalers that it’s difficult to name just a few. But here goes:
What kind words of encouragement would you say to an Art Journal newbie?
Your Art Journal is YOURS. You can do whatever you like in your Art Journal. If you can somehow attach it to your Art Journal, it can go in there. Don’t compare your work to that of others, but learn as many techniques as you are interested in. There is no ‘wrong’ in Art Journaling, and if you don’t feel like sharing your work with the rest of the world, you don’t have to! But most of all: have fun!
Where can we contact you…give us some link LOVE!
MyYoutube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/EvelineUK
My ArtFire shop where I sellpaper bead jewelry: http://www.artfire.com/users/Timeless
But I am spending most time on myTwitter: http://twitter.com/evelinetimeless
Videos Starring Eveline:
Eveline Hessels (36) is a Dutch Art Journaler who moved to the UK four years ago to be with her Love. She currently is happy at home, working on paper beads, Art Journals, ATCs, Inchies, and other art projects.
And then there’s that Top Secret Project she is working on together with some amazing people… too bad she can’t say anything about that just yet…..
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