Although the idea of a group combining art and therapy here really appealed to me, I know I could not make the commitment to a daily journal. So I passed on that opportunity.
But it got me thinking that perhaps others here would benefit from the story I submitted to 1001 Journals. It's about art, its about therapy, and it's about overcoming obstacles (aren't we all?).
The Story Behind Journal #1680
I’ve heard about how some artists use… Continue
Added by Laura Rivera on May 31, 2009 at 2:01am —
It's a Saturday and for the first time in gawwwd knows how long the sun is shining in Scotland!!! And not just Sun but warmth as well - 26cel! Can I hear a PARK DAY!
Now thats a rare and precious thing. :)
I hope everyone else has a lovely weekend too.
Added by Nicole Umina on May 30, 2009 at 7:56pm —
I'd like to Thank everyone who has expressed a desire to join and participate in this Group. It didn't take long to fill up - there are still a few people to get back to me, don't worry if you are one of the people I have talked to over the last 24 hours I have kept your place you just need to pop over and hit the join. I understand people had to go to sleep or work etc before I could get back to their requests to join and the group hadn't formally opened when I first did my blog.
Added by Nicole Umina on May 30, 2009 at 7:30am —
Be sure to click on each square to see the surprising details. Here's the link:
Added by Donna AKA artsycalgal on May 30, 2009 at 6:46am —
This is the same baby elephant I posted about a month ago when it was only a couple of days old. Wish I could be one of the Keepers so I could give this little guy a big hug! Be prepared to smile big and go awwwwwwwwwww.
Added by Donna AKA artsycalgal on May 30, 2009 at 4:21am —
Have been hard at work in my studio, creating a mosaic puzzle piece that will go into a mural on the children's wing of a hospital in the Southern U.S. Was recruited for this project by a friend and am not even sure (without looking it up) of the location. The work is small and tedious, thus quite time consuming.
I have had the flu for 5 days now and have really been out of it, doing little more than lying around, sketching and occasionally checking in with the computer. Feeling… Continue
Added by Stacy Alexander on May 30, 2009 at 12:48am —
Maybe not quite there yet.
Looking out of my window just after midnight last night, I could see a sliver of a beautiful yellow moon, hanging low in the clear sky. The stars bright, as if dancing around her.
I opened the window wider still, and leaned out to smell the air, sweet, new, fresh carrying a charge with it. That wonderful smell of early summer nights, the scent of blossoms and flowers, especially the early dog roses, all carried on the evening air. All was quiet,… Continue
Added by Marie Reeves Knight on May 29, 2009 at 10:59pm —
Okay Guys this is not about self promotion I really need help!!! I have fifteen 2d canvas artworks that I need to post to my Etsy store. I finally had the chance to take pictures outside. My studio is an awful place to photograph.
Any way after taking all these pics I upload them and they all turned out yucky :(
The other photos in my store where taken in my previous home which had awesome natural lighting.
Outside I thought was a good idea but it just made them look… Continue
Added by RichAnt on May 29, 2009 at 4:34pm —
....I love it! :)
Has anyone else read "The Think Big Manifesto"
by Michael Port?
I really loved this book. I recommend it highly.… Continue
Added by Melissa Cunningham on May 29, 2009 at 3:19pm —
Art Therapy – You and Your Art
Hiya Peoples – Gary and the Gals have invited me to create an Art Therapy Group. So I thought I would post a heads up before I open it up to interested parties.
The group will examine your relationship with your art – where you will learn how to open a dialog and hopefully help overcome problem areas such as stress – creative blocks – fears – etc. By learning some handy reflection exercises and making some time each day for just you and an… Continue
Added by Nicole Umina on May 28, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Mixed media (oil, spackle, charred driftwood, glass, crushed graphite, and canvas collage on canvas etc, etc.) in visual art, refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed.
There is an important distinction between "mixed-media" artworks and "multimedia art". Mixed media tends to refer to a work of visual art that combines various traditionally distinct visual art media. For example, a work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage could… Continue
Added by Renée/ROUSO on May 28, 2009 at 8:00am —
This is my try on O'Keefee exercise. Im 1 month+ late but i wanted to give it a go. Tell me what you think. Im not sure about the fishes color. Thanks guys and feels great to be back to painting and to you.
Added by Mary Alexandra on May 27, 2009 at 11:28pm —
...yes I KNOW i'm SHOUTING!! I would be SCREAMING it from the rooftops if it weren't 5 am!! Instead, I'm doing the happy dance of joy all over my living room! Happy, happy, joy, joy!! :)
WOW! You can only understand how happy I am if you know that I've had stuff up on ETSY for an embarrassingly long time and that this is my VERY FIRST SALE of any sort! I was about to think it would never happen.
I'm so excited I can't even sleep.
I sold an original canvas… Continue
Added by Melissa Cunningham on May 27, 2009 at 9:26pm —
Grrrreat News ! GO Gary GO !!! Renée / ROUSO
Added by Renée/ROUSO on May 27, 2009 at 5:11pm —
I have been really getting into my assemblage artworks again. It is like i go in spurts. I'll work my butt off for the next month producing as many different and varied artworks in this series as i can imagine. So far i am loving the results and i have so so many more ideas i want to do.
I love the feel the boxes give, mystery, secrets, unknown things, hidden treasures. It is like being a kid again imagining your in an attic and you stumble across a loose wooden floor board. Having pulled… Continue
Added by Greef on May 27, 2009 at 8:39am —
Social networking and Ning are all new to me, so if my posts and comments are scattered all over the place, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! ( plus I'm verrrry old and slightly brain damaged from years of paint and chemicals!):-)
I retired from the art show circuit, due to my inability to keep up. Since then I've joined a couple of local and online art groups because I wanted the motivation to keep painting. I have a fear that if I stop painting I will never start… Continue
Added by Eva Macie on May 26, 2009 at 3:16am —
Here's a call for submissions from a great site I have some stuff posted on: www.1001journals.com. The project that started it all, the 1000 Journals project, is pretty amazing, too.
My journals are #1680, #2511, and #3628. Check out the site---there is some wonderful and inspiring art there. I encourage you to share any art journal pages of your own!
Call for submissions: Share your journals, share your stories
We're putting together a 1001 Journals… Continue
Added by Laura Rivera on May 26, 2009 at 2:09am —
The Germans just can't have a simple, short word for anything
, can they? Oh wait,... they do
in this case: Gedenktag. (D'oh!
OK, being totally serious now... Today in the US is a holiday that we call "Memorial Day." I imagine that you each have in your respective countries a similar such holiday designed to honor those who've fallen in the line of military duty, securing and maintaining your nation's freedom.
As many of we here in the US have the… Continue
Added by Leo Spampinato on May 26, 2009 at 1:42am —
We will be leaving Wednesday for Georgia. The house looks very empty - and it echos! This week we pack the last of the stuff, pack the car, clean the house, sign the papers and off we go. Feels good to be here finally. I'll check in from the road.
Added by Jan Lopez on May 25, 2009 at 1:18am —
Hellllo and greetings,
Well and woow,,, from the time i began here on this wonderfull site, its been such a positive change and effect on my being. Im trying to relate to the way everyone does it here, with appreciation, comments, sharing, and lots of thank yous,,,i would like to say thank you to everyone who has said hello and thankyou, and all the comments, and if there is anything i am doing that seems innapropriate or disrespectfull ,,,, please let me know. i can handle the truth, i… Continue
Added by Earl Alworth on May 24, 2009 at 11:21am —