30 Journals 30 Days: TAMI CHACON
Published on July 18, 2010
How long have you been Art Journaling?
I discovered art journaling when I stumbled on an article about Dan Eldon while I was teaching a creative writing workshop to a group of teens. I was blown away by his journals. I didn’t start my own journal for quite some time and even then I would not have called them art journals. I was just playing with color and cutting things from magazines. Looking back at that first journal I realize I was art journaling, I just didn’t know that was what it was! I discovered Sabrina Ward Harrison when I bought one of her books for my eldest daughter. And then I discovered blogging and I was hooked!!! I have several different sizes of journals, some hand made, some store bought and I go will work on one and while I wait for something to dry, I will open a different one. It is one of my great pleasures. If for some reason, I don’t have the chance to play with my journals, it is upsetting. My days are much better if I take the time to at least put a layer of watercolor on a page.
Who are some of your favorite Art Journalers?
What kind words of encouragement would you say to an Art Journal newbie?
Just do it. Grab some scissors, some paint, a glue stick, and some pens. Scribble, doodle, have fun and see what comes out. There is no wrong way to art journal. There is YOUR way and that is the best way for you. It will bring you joy and soul searching questions and some answers to those questions. It is a great way to find YOU!
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Explorer of art, music, and life – Mom, daughter, wife, musician, teacher,
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