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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Art Journaling Reference Book












Hello lovely people... I hope you are all having a wonderful lazy Sunday summer day. Of coarse "Summer" is negotiable in Calgary, Alberta where I habitate! LOL.
I have begun the long process of putting together an Art Journaling Reference Book. I found a great little daytimer at Walmart for only $15.98 (yahoo!) and have since then taken out all the needless pages (for my needs anyway) and have gone to work on gathering all sorts of goodies to replace them with! In a hidden pocket lays my butterfly journal... then I started pulling out some zentangles that I made way back when and cropped them up for this binder. I also did this to my alphabets, my copic marker charts, my texture charts and numerous other goodies you can see above. When I am finished I hope to have a full reference book that I can take with me to when I teach art journaling classes.
The very last page contain my business cards! Yay! I realize now that my logo "Teaching You To Fly One Wing At A Time" now seems silly with everyone taking Kelly Rae Roberts - Flying Lessons courses! However, I made them last year and am sticking with them... besides... this is exactly what I want to teach - healing for women struggling with getting through life! Teaching these women that they are precious and beautiful and able to fly!
Well, it works for me too!
Wishing you all a fabulously creative week!



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17 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

You're off to a great start and your book will be a great teaching tool!

PaperPumpkin said...

This is FANTASTIC!!! If it was in an art shop or a bookstore, I would certainly purchase it! You inspire me to collect my ideas for techniques together in one place... And, never think your "Teaching You to Fly One Wing at a Time" is "silly". It's wonderful, and so are you! Thank you so much for this post! ~Kathy

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Kelly you are a genius. I found a couple of these folders the other day and wondered what I could do with them. Fantastic idea. BTW what weight paper are you using for these pages?
I dont think your logo is silly, it is about you and I love it!!
Lee:)

Nancy said...

What a great teaching tool for you...very clever idea....
I think it's great that you are helping women with art journling...What a blessing you will be to each of them....

Healing Woman said...

Organization is a wonderful thing. Wish I could practice more of it like you do. Great idea on your new organizational tool.

Rebecca Anthony said...

Kelly, You have created an incredible book of reference here. It will remind you of all the wonderful things you are artistically capable of. These techniques will be such a gift to your students. I wish you all the best with your classes!!

Rita A. said...

What an absolutely wonderful planner for a inspiration book. I love the whole concept and what you are doing. I've wanted to do something like this and now I have a model. THANK YOU.

Katsui Jewelry said...

I like your "one wing at a time." I will never be a flier...I am in a wheelchair half the time and have a pain disorder so my art and craft time is limited. one wing if fine for me! I was a school psychologist for years and there are many of us out there...so go for it Kelly!

Hugs,
Suz

Creative Carmelina said...

KELLY!

I am loving the organization in this post! It makes me want to squeal with delight, I don't know what it is about it, but I love, love, love being organized in life, but especially when it comes to my artful life!

I want this book for my own library!
Guess I'd better start one of my own!
Thanks a bunch for the incredible inspiration!!!!!!

ciao bella

CREATIVE CARMELINA

Terri Kahrs said...

What a wonderful way to keep everything handy for reference! Brilliant idea, Kelly! Hugs, Terri

Amy said...

This is awesome! I think this would be a best seller!
Blessings!
Amy
http://apronsandart.blogspot.com

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

I'm so amazed how organized you ARE !! OMG !! I hope you heal as many women as you can cuz we all deserve the BEST =) Go Kelly Go !

freebird said...

Wow, this is terrific Kelly. You've got a great idea and you should incorporate it into your art journaling classes. I went to Kelly Rae's site and see that her flying lessons are about how to do business with your art rather than how to express yourself whereever you are right now which is what you are doing. Two totally different things and I think you should keep it as it really has a different connotation. Hers sounds like how to go solo (leaving the nest sort of) where yours sounds like you might have fallen out of the nest or might be afraid and stuck in the nest and help has arrived.

White Violet Art said...

Hi Kelly!

I love your art journaling reference book! Such a great idea and a wonderful way to showcase your skills! It will make a fine tool for teaching for sure! Great job!

Cindy

Kristen Watts said...

Wow! I am so impressed by your organization! I love your texturing guides, what a great idea! I did something similar for zentangle references, but love the idea for organizing ideas on technique and so forth. Great Job!

Jo said...

I'm just catching up on all your wonderful postings that I've missed over the busy Summer Hols. Wow, I just loooooove this reference book that you are creating - awesomely inspiring and a real 'feast for the eyes' in its loveliness!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

And, gosh, Kelly, I'm in awe too that you are revisiting all 400 blogs from the blog hop!! What a sweetheart you are!
Hugs xxx

Ophelia said...

This is such an awesome idea!!