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Free Art Journaling Class

Hi!

I started an art journal, made from an old hard-cover book.  And I am sharing the entire process with you!  Click on this link to go to the Artistic Imprint Instagram Page and start creating your art journal along with me.

I will be posting lessons almost immediately after I have worked in my journal, showing you step by step what I do.  When I get into the actual art journal entries with collage and painting, I will probably have some videos for you to watch.  For now the lessons are photos with written instruction.

If you have any questions about any of the lessons, you can post your question in the comments section in Instagram.

These lessons are totally free.  You will probably want to follow my instagram account, but you do not need to.  All you need to to is follow the hashtag #aiartjournal2019.

So you may be wondering why am I doing this, why for free, and what's the catch?

I do this because I love to share what I love to do.  I love to see others be inspired.  I love t…

Book Recommendation: Rise Above, Free Your Mind One Brushstroke at a Time by Whitney Freya

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In the summer of 2017 I had a returning desire to make creative gifts to sell, and also wanted to start teaching on-line art classes. But I felt there was something missing from my business approach, something missing from my art, but I could not put my finger on it. I was taking Amber Kuileimanilani Bonnici's semi-annual free Woman Unleashed Online Retreat at the time. In this online retreat she gathers women in the businesses of art, spirituality, and yoga, among other things, to teach a free lesson in their field of expertise. Whitney Freya was one of those teachers. After enjoying Whitney's class, and before I joined her community, I followed her on You-tube. I felt a connection to what she was saying, a knowing that resonated with my soul. I felt that she had the key to what I felt was missing from my art, and my life. I was not ready to sign up for any of her classes yet, and couldn't hit the buy now button for her book. There was so much going on in my life. I felt…

Overcoming Self Doubt - a Quiz

Write down the answers to each of these questions on one sheet of paper.

1. How often do you start a project, have a great idea, have a dream?

2. How many of those projects were started, great ideas and dreams acted upon?

3. How many of those projects were finished, great ideas developed, and dreams fulfilled?

4. How do you feel when you have a project, idea or dream?

5. How do you feel when you prepare to start the project, idea, or dream? 

6. How do you feel once you have started the project, idea, dream, and you get that feeling that what you are doing doesn't matter, or no one will like it, or something along those lines?

7. How do you feel when you completed a project, developed the great idea, or fulfilled that dream?


I bet you are feeling a bit down after answering those questions.

You can probably come up with at least a dozen reasons why you shouldn't follow through with something.  Is that how you want to spend your precious time on earth?


Now, get out another sheet …

Patience, Ingenuity, Persistance and the Creative Process

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Patience, Ingenuity, and Persistance are part of the creative processes of design.  
How do I know this?  From years of college level and beyond study and certifications?  No.  I learned this by looking at my own design process.  How do I move from a problem or idea to the final product?  
How often do YOU have an idea in your head, something you need or want, wish you could make, etc, and rather than figuring out how to make or design it, you give up because it will take time and thought, and patience. 
Without patience, ingenuity and persitance, anything you want to create will not make it to completion.
Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do."
So with that in mind, it's time to start a project we've been putting off, work at it a little bit each day, from planning, to gathering materials, to working on it step by step.  The more we practice starting, following through, and completing a project, the more likely we are to succeed at the next project.  What be…