No, I have not quit blogging, and I would tell you all if I ever made that decision. Just been real busy is all.
Creating for the gallery is a very big job and also creating a website for the gallery is a job I can’t seem to get done. I am working on it, though.
But now the Santa Fe Art Journaling Retreat is much on my mind because it is only seven weeks away, and I am planning, planning, planning. Last year, it was SO great, and I want this one to be even better. Aim ever higher, they say.
I did the journal page you see above because I thought it would be fun to put some of those “thoughts” on paper.
I am also thinking a lot about this being my last Santa Fe Art Journaling Retreat – at least for a few years, but maybe forever. Although I have as much fun as anybody, it involves a very huge time commitment, so I just don’t know if I can dedicate that time in 2015. Especially if I still have the gallery.
Anyway, this year’s Santa Fe Retreat has been sold out for some time, but I have very recently had three spots open up due to unforeseen circumstances.
I am recruiting again to fill those three spots.
If you are one of the folks who has told me you would love to come – maybe next year or the next – you might want to think about this year instead because it may well be the last hurrah.
I would just love to meet more of you in person.
Here’s the description page (3 spaces available)
Your Opinions Please . . .
As busy as I have been, I have also been doing a LOT of art journaling. Somehow, it helps keep me grounded – especially when I am doing it in the garden at the end of the day.
It’s funny, but I have had the urge to document the pages as I am creating them – taking photos of each stage as I go along. Thinking through the steps.
And an idea for new workbooks came out of this.
I would find this type of book really interesting and a good learning tool, but what matters, dear readers, is what you would think.
I would call the books something like “Art Journal Chronicles”. They would be e-books like I always publish.
They would have articles about creating art journal pages on different subjects, both simple ones, and more complicated.
There would be step-by-step instructions, but also the WHY of the steps.
Why did I choose this subject?
Why is it interesting?
How should I draw it on the page?
Which colors and paints are best for this subject and why.
I would include photos for you to work from so you can follow along, and then you can take the principles learned, and apply them to your own subjects.
I think I would also like to throw in articles about different supplies, books on journaling, etc.
Would this interest you?
I realize when asking this that I don’t know how many of my readers are interested in art journaling or sketch booking, because you came here from so many directions.
I would love to know if these would be as popular as some of my other books because I love e-books!
Please take a moment to give me your opinion – yay or nay.