One of the exercises I had my students do in my art journaling class was to create a "manifesto" for the first page of their journals. I remember doing something similar in two of the best online classes I have ever taken - Journal Your Christmas with Shimelle and Got Paint? with Emily Falconbridge, so I decided it would be fun. These were the two "samples" I showed. The first one says, "I am an artist. I have a right to creative time. I can express my thoughts, feelings and daily activities through images, words and color. I am an artist." The second one starts with the Picasso quote: "Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working." and continues, "The is my place and my time to work artistically. Inspiration . . . come and get me!" I hope to share some of my students' work next week.
Have you ever done a "manifesto" page at the beginning of a project? Did you like it or find it corny?