I'm a mixed media artist who has kept written and drawn journals ever since I can remember and I love to share my passion
for this extraordinary practice with others. We'll explore a variety of mixed media techniques, respond to writing prompts
and combine the two during the daily video and written instructions.
If you've never made your own journal before I'll urge you to make one with simple instructions for the long stitch book
and I'll show you a number of ways to approach an original cover design; one of my favorite parts.
Then we'll delve into various ways to paint and embellish our pages as we explore the concept of the book as an art form,
psychological journey, playground and secret keeper.
You can decide whether or not to invest in new supplies.
I'll show you the ones I use over and over - the ones that really add to the fun of keeping a journal.
I think you'll want to have most of the supplies that I love and the supply list is reasonable.
My goal in is to balance the two and then to let you decide how much time you choose to spend on each.
I strongly believe that writing out your daily concerns is good for your physical and mental health.
As one reader put it, you get those things out of your head and body by putting them into the journal.
On the other hand, I think the art, whatever your style, comes from a different part of the psyche and that
working from both hemispheres of the brain is what joins our hearts to our minds.
It is a practice that focuses our intentions and helps us make choices.
I'll leave it open for a least 8 weeks, giving everyone plenty of time to revisit the demonstrations and familiarize themselves with all the techniques.
Yes, for those unable to take the class now there will be an eBook made available at the end of class.
Anyone who has signed up for the class will be able to purchase the eBook at a reduced rate.
There will be a private Facebook group and a closed Flickr group where we can post images and share discussions about our work.
I will make myself available for questions and support until the class ends however the class site with all the videos will be up for you for an extra month.
If you can think of questions I haven't answered here, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be glad to answer them for you.
"This really is the best online course I have taken. Such attention to detail." ---Sharon
"Like everyone else, I am sad to see the class end. This is definitely the best online class I have taken." ---Lois
"The videos for this class are wonderful! The images are so clear, the sound is great."---Ginny
"This is the best online class I have ever taken." ---DeAnna
"Thank you Judy for the thorough lessons and how brilliantly each lesson built on the previous lesson. ---Judy S.
"I can hardly see the monitor right now as I am streaming tears. I so agree with all the beautiful messages already
being sent your way. I entered this class with enthusiam that I would learn so much and I did. I have surprized myself &
that is so rewarding. I am so appreciative of your sweet giving ways, plus the whole class has been such a great support to each other.
As a newbie to painting with no formal trianing I have been given confidence by this class to go for it and just fill my life/ canvas
even further with these lessons you have shared. ----Stephanie
"I am enjoying the heck out of this class too....looooooove it....I finally feel like a real artist!!! Thanks so much." ---Patti
"Judy, this was an amazing online class filled with so much information. I am at a loss for words to express my deep appreciation
for your sharing.....just know that I do. Thank you!" ---Kristina
"This is one of the most wonderful online workshops I've ever taken!! All videos and techniques described are exciting and motivating!" ----- Niki
"Thanks for opening my creative eyes! This is definitely one of the best online classes I have taken .. and I've taken quite a few! "---Fran
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