Sunday, November 6, 2011

Pass the Book: Raw Art Journaling

I was the very lucky recipient of the book, Raw Art Journaling by Quinn McDonald.  I received it from Melissa, who is hosting Pass the Book, Year 2.  I have had the book for a while, so it is time to send it one its way.  The book is a wonderful introduction to art journaling, and I think it would be particularly appealing to someone who is curious about what art journaling is all about and wants to know where to start.  The book emphasizes making meaning with words and simple designs, so don't be scared away if you don't have a bunch of acrylic paint or pile of collage images!  In the spirit of the book, I made this art journal page.  My page was also influenced by two recent posts (here and here) by Dina Wakley at her blog, Ponderings, and it features a wonderful quote recently featured here by Deb of Paper Turtle.
If you would like a chance to check out Raw Art Journaling, simple leave a comment telling me so.  In about a week, I'll pick the next recipient of the book and send it on to you.  There is a bit of a catch.  After you get a chance to read and digest the book, you need to offer it up and pass it to someone else!  If you feel moved by the book, it would be nice if you posted a picture of how it inspired you. I'm sure anyone - a beginner, intermediate or experienced art journaler - would find something inspiring inside the pages. 
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Today I am grateful for: All the creative inspiration I find in blogland.

11 comments:

Amy said...

I am going to tentatively put my hand up because I am interested to learn more ... you just never know!

Karen said...

Like your post Rinda but please don't put me in the draw as it looks far too scarey for me!

helena said...

I'm also in the curious and wanting to know more about art journaling camp

Sian said...

I'd certainly be interested in having a look at this one, so I'm putting my hand up too please :)

Cheri said...

love your page and the book sounds really good Rinda. I'd put my hand up, but I really think this time I should sit out and let it go to one of the novices who might be inspired by it.

Dina said...

This looks cool, I love it.

humel said...

I'd love to have my name in the draw please Rinda - it sounds a very interesting and inspiring read :)

Karen said...

I'm actually very interested in this, but am passing this time as I know I'll be too busy in December to do it justice. I'll wait til the next round to put my hand up.

Fiona said...

Would love to have my name in the draw as art journalling is something I am "putting my toe in the water" about.

Yvonne said...

Love your art journalling, Rinda!

Melissa said...

I like your page Rinda, especially your use of stencil letters/symbols in the background. Thanks for the great description of the book. I've been intimidated by art journaling and it really inspired me to jump in. Can't wait to see where it goes next.