Sunday, March 13, 2011
I hope all of you have had a wonderful creative weekend.
I wanted to share with you what I am reading because I know when all of you share the latest and greatest 'art journaling books' it makes me very happy... so...
First up is this lovely book called "The Journal Junkies Workshop" by Eric M. Scott and David R. Modler. This book intrigued me because it was written by two men, where as most art books that I have are written by women (besides Danny Gregory), this makes the book not as 'mushy' and touchy-feely but really raw, ya... raw is the word that comes to mind but in a fun raw type of way! It is chalked full of ideas and techniques and I am enjoying it so far.
Here is a small look inside...
As you can see, some really neat stuff!
The second book I want to share with you is a little bit different.
I have been looking at this one on line for awhile and finally decided to buy it ~ Visual Journaling - Going Deeper Than Words by Barbara Ganim and Susan Fox.
This book is very touchy-feely ~ definitely written by women - LOL. From what I have read so far it is a lot about getting in touch with your soul through imagery and color. I must admit it is rather disappointing on the eyes, not like all my other journaling reads that are filled with juicy beautiful images of journal pages and such. This one is going to take awhile for me to go through and a lot of inner examination.
Finally... for all you "perfectionists" out there, and you know who you are!!!! I purchased this book!
Yep... Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith!!!! Awesome idea isn't it? It's so awesome that I seriously had an anxiety attack reading through it and discovering what the author expects me to do with this little book (I say as I clench my teeth- SERIOUSLY!)
Perfectionists beware!!!! I didn't realize it bothered me until I set it down and thought about it...
Her suggestions like... "CHEW ON THIS" (She wants me to chew on the page?????)
glue,staple or tape these pages together????
poke holes in this page with a pencil...
use this page as a napkin as you eat a meal...
Okay, it's official! I AM DEFINITELY a PERFECTIONIST!!!! Just the thought of doing the activities in this book makes me want to hyperventilate! But, having said that, I am going to work with my hubbub and my son who are going to help me through it ~ even the part where it says to tie this book to a string and go for a walk dragging it behind you OUTSIDE!
Okay... breathe Kelly... Breathe! You can do this! LOL! Wish me luck!
So just a few juicy and somewhat irritating reads for your lovely bloggers out there. If you get a chance to check them out please let me know what you think about them!
Big hugs and many blessings to you as you begin a brand new week, daylight savings time and all!
Posted by Kelly Watts at 5:42 PM