Journal 365 is now available for regular purchase directly from the manufacturer!
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Over 6 1/2 hours of video instruction on 4 DVD’s with a ‘no fluff-get down to business’ approach. Journal 365 consists of 12 video lessons that vary in length, totaling over 6 hours of instruction in all. Each lesson was intended to be a starting point from which to create many journal pages over the course of a month. With 12 lessons you will have journal inspiration for a whole year!
Lesson 1- One
‘One’. It’s easy to keep adding and adding to a page with many interesting and exciting things to your page. Working with one image or word simplifies things and causes you to focus on the meaning or feeling that it evokes. It’s powerful.
Lesson 2- At Face Value
Creating a Self Portrait can be intimidating if you’re not accustomed to drawing faces. The KEY is to remember it doesn’t have to be an exact replica of your face. You are creating the ‘essence’ of you, not a mirror image, and this journal exercise is intended to help you do just that. You will learn some simple techniques that teach the tonal values of shading and be able to create a self portrait that reflects the inner you.
Lesson 3-Story Construction
We’ll focus on creating stories with collage and paint. By using magazine images, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera, it’s easy to create pages with a story all their own.
Lesson 4-Recycled Collage
Reusing your own artwork in your journal pages helps you get the most out of the time you put into creating art.Lesson 6-Making Your Own Mark.
Lesson 5-Back on Black
Creating on a black page creates drama and depth!
Lesson 6-Making Your Own Mark
Stamps are a great addition to any journal page, but in this lesson we kick it up a notch and carve our own stamps! By creating your own stamps you will continue to set your journal pages apart from the rest as you develop your own style of visual journaling.
Lesson 7-Behind the Mask
Most of us put on a ‘mask’ as we go about our daily life. It’s that ‘face’ that people want and expect to see from us. Each mask is different and we all wear them for different reasons. A lot of the time it doesn’t even really seem like we are wearing one because it’s so comfortable behind it peering out.
Lesson 8-Word Search
In this lesson we start with a whole page of words and then artfully cover them up until we are left with only the words that matter, giving a voice to the page as it evolves.
Lesson 9-Arcimboldo Style Self Portrait
In this lesson we will try our hand at a different type of self portrait. This can involve the amount of painting and drawing that you feel comfortable with. You can create it with collage only if you like. This lesson was inspired by one I taught to the 7th graders art class and it’s a great exercise to really search inside yourself to get at the real you.
Lesson 10-15 Minute Journal Pages
Let’s face it, sometimes there just isn’t any time left in the day to create art. On those days I love to spend just 15 minutes (I even set a timer to force myself to hurry) and create a fast and slightly messy journal page.Lesson 11-Monochromatic Media
Lesson 11-Monochromatic Media
By mixing several different types of media, in the form of collage, paint, and water soluble crayon you can create a visually pleasing journal page while only using one main color. Working with a Monochromatic palette forces your creativity to the surface and allows for interesting exploration of your favorite color or you can challenge yourself with a little used one.
Lesson 12-It’s a Wrap!
This has to be the easiest way on earth to get a really cool looking background for your journal pages. No two will ever be the same and it’s guaranteed fool proof! These pages have the look of tie dyed t-shirts without the mess that comes with the real thing and you can create them so fast you won’t believe it. Use them as is or as the base for more developed pages.