Hey! It took me awhile to post pictures of my Summer of Love art journal for various reasons. One, I didn’t get a book until about four or five days into the class. Two, when I did get my book, I had a day to mess around with it before my friend Jenna came to stay with me for a week. Three, when Jenna left, my family and I took a vacation to Puerto Rico. And even though the class is over, I’m still filling up my journal as I’m way behind on all the prompts and of course I’m adding a few of my own page ideas. Plus, I probably won’t stop filling it up until September, which is more than a month or so away.
Anyway, I love making this art journal. I never would have thought to journal in a book you make yourself. For awhile, I was journaling in an old planner I still had laying around. But this is way better because I can actually use the pages from the book I destroyed and it’s way more decorative than old scribbled up planner pages, which I ended up covering or painting over with gesso anyway. Essentially, I’m making a book from a book–well, more like building upon a book and making it better.
But I’m really having fun with this. I haven’t been art journaling for very long–a few months at most–and I’m already building up my scrap paper collection. I think the more I journal, the more I’m aware of saving receipts and scrap memo paper, labels, etc. I’ve even been saving magazines that I would have normally tossed after a few months. I’m even incorporating some of the photos I’ve been taking throughout the summer. Not all are prompts from Kara’s class, but most were taken using certain techniques I learned from doing the prompts (like the transfers in one of the journaling pages below and most of the photography). This class was probably one of my best investments this summer and I encourage anyone who’s interested in art journaling or photography to take this class. Even though it’s over, the prompts are still up on the private blog and you get a pdf of the whole class, to do the prompts at your own pace. It’s fantastic for art journaling beginners (like myself) and well as getting to know your camera better. So it’s definitely worth it! Check it out:
And below are a few of the pages I made for my journal!
To see other work I did from Kara’s Summer of Love class, check out my Summer of Love tag here.