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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I Got Mail!
Amazon.com is my go-to store when I want to order. Being a prime member means I get free two-day shipping. All year long! I got this box of wonderful stuff today and I am still excited! On top of the stack is the 11 3/4" x 8 1/4" Moleskine watercolour album A4, made of heavy paper, 200 gsm 25% cotton fibre cold pressed, identical on both sides, acid free, neutral PH, archive quality ISO 9706, without bluing - not even sure what all that means except . . . it's time to watercolor! like a boss! Truly, I love moleskine! Their books are excellent quality, durable, sturdy, dependable, love the paper as long as I use the book for its intended purpose. No watercoloring in the ruled books, or the sketchbooks.
I can not wait to get started with this one! An art journal is your collection of who you are, where you have been, what makes you - you! This book presents art journal pages from various artists around the world - 1,000 art journal pages actually. Everyone should be able to find a style, or an artist, that suits your taste. This collection provides a wide array of ideas, techniques, and themes to inspire and inform mixed media and journaling enthusiasts. Something for everyone! Presented by Dawn DeVries Sokol. Contributing artists that I recognize are Ingrid Dijkers, Michele Haan, Adolfo Serra, Carla Sonheim, Judy Wise, and Lori Zimmerman. There are many, many more! And I'm loving these beautiful, full-color pages!
One more! I can already tell this is going to be a favorite of mine! Amazon describes the book this way - With Journal Fodder 365, the Journal Fodder Junkies will lead you on a year-long adventure in drawing and writing, in painting and collage, and in the flotsam and jetsam of your daily experiences. You will uncover simple strategies to make the visual journal a part of your life and you'll discover new techniques for refining your personal narrative in an authentic and unique voice. This book is brilliant! Lots of techniques demonstrated with step-by-step photos and full-color illustrations. You are going to love this book - I expect I will be returning to this one time and time again!