1. That page is gorgeous! How did you do it? Paint? Pens? Pencils? Enquiring minds want to know!

    Also, I just read that particular post/chapter in Jeannine’s book the other day, and it has convinced me to start a journal as part of the warmup process. Just for me.

    But my, I love what you did there!!

    • Thanks, Kelly! I learned a lot (and enjoyed myself very much) while journaling this page. I don’t plan to share my journal pages far and wide, but random samplings are kinda fun, right?

      Here’s a list of art supplies I used. They last a long, long time, so don’t let the prices scare you! Lay in a handful of items, and see what speaks to your style and sensibilities over time. Warning: they’re addictive! Hint: I shop at Michael’s, with their emailed 50% off coupons at the ready.

      1) Mixed media journals work best for collaging & painting with different mediums– the pages are textured, so they grip the color/glue and add visual interest. http://www.amazon.com/Strathmore-Mixed-Media-Journal-8-5X11/dp/B008HTCZYA

      2) I colored the background and flower with Derwent Inktense Pencils, and then brushed them with water. I’ve tried watercolor crayons and other colored pencils, but I ADORE Inktense because, while you can certainly color things with a feather-light touch, the results are more vivid than most sets you’ll find on the market.

      3) I used pastels for shading, but it’s probably not a great idea to do this with every journal entry, since the chalk can smear & cross-pollinate with nearby pages. But if you’re tempted, here’s a relatively inexpensive set to try. http://www.amazon.com/Prismacolor-Nupastel-Colored-Pastels-27049/dp/B000N3382G/ref=pd_sbs_hg_5

      4) I love using Stickles for dimensional accents, and the single bottles you can pick up by the check-out stand at Michaels (or Joann’s Fabrics) for about $1.50. http://www.amazon.com/Ranger-ISG-33813-Stickles-Glitter-Turquoise/dp/B007P56L1U/ref=pd_sim_ac_8

      5) Permanent ink pens that write on textured paints are hard to come by, but I like Sharpee fine points, and gel pens by Sakura. Google for other artists’ recommendations, as everyone has an opinion about this! http://www.amazon.com/Sakura-Color-America-Rollerball-Medium/dp/B0018N7WLS

      Those are the only products I used on this page. Here’s a couple more suggestions to consider:

      6)You can affix collage items with Mod Podge, glue sticks, or Gel Medium. I like having gesso on hand, too as it makes a fun color wash & can blur, say, a dictionary page or other ephemera you want to add as background.

      7. Buy cheap paint brush sets that you can throw away without guilt! Sea sponges add interesting texture to acrylic paints. Try spattering ink/paint across a page by tapping your loaded brush, or blow the watercolor onto a page through a straw.

      Have fun! Let me know how much you’re enjoying this, won’t you?

  2. So glad we can share a habit, and I’m never minding that your journal is so much prettier than mine. I love how you connect to the visual world, and all that lies behind its door. And of course I’m happy that you’re find affirmation in my book — thank you!

    • I think this connection to the visual world comes of my mother’s early (then-gentle) encouragement: “Look!”

      And more so, the spiritual invitation: “Behold!”

      Both were/are equally important, in that they’ve helped me identify text and subtext, perceive similarities and differences, grow roots and wings.

      I love your book for these very reasons, and more.

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