To begin, I am most happy about my e-digest, Reflection and Sparks. It all came together as a result of being asked to share my art journals with the SAQA group in Houston. (Studio Artists Quilt Association). I had been keeping art journals but hadn't given much thought to describing my process or formulating a tutorial. At the same time I was teaching a class at Houston Community College called Illustration Techniques."
What I want to share with my blog readers now is the art that one of my student's created after he saw my Reflection and Sparks artwork and followed the tutorial instructions I provided.
He told me that it was about how he felt after meeting his father for lunch that afternoon. He said that creating the page in an art journal gave him a lot of satisfaction and he was proud of it.
I wanted to share Jose's art with you and encourage you to explore art journaling. You can find out more about the creative process I taught Jose and all my students by getting a copy of Reflection and Sparks. You can order a printed copy or a digital file.
In the meantime, I will be sharing more of my own Reflection and Sparks in volume 2 in 2015.
It is my hope that others will share their art pages as well.
I'd like to share my creative process with you. My 20 page e-digest called "Refection & Sparks" is filled with pages from my art journal. The artwork is meant to inspire others to take a blank sketchbook and fill it with their own "reflection and spark" ideas. Step by step instructions are provided. No artistic experience necessary, just a strong desire create with words and images.