Thursday, January 15, 2015

Cardboard Journal Workshop

Yesterday was my day to host the workshop for our Eastside Art Group.  There are eight of us, each with differing artistic talents.  Eight beautiful souls participating in a monthly project.  I can't remember how we met individually.  I do know I met Jacki first.  I think she invited me to come to Linda's annual holiday boutique where she was selling some of her art.  The others were there.  Linda suggested that we get a group together and do 
monthly art projects.  The rest is history.  
A few months ago I was searching for some inspiration for my project.  I didn't have to go very far.  I found it on Michelle Ward's blog.  I was so excited to do this project as I knew each and every lady in our group would make journals in their own style.  I knew Erin's journal would be flowers and rain boots…..
I knew Jacki's would have a paper collage face in it…..and here's the beginning of a face.
I knew she would use interesting papers because that's what she does.  She's a paper collage artist and collects anything paper.  She has quite a stash.  She had to leave early today so this will not give you the "finished product", but you get the idea….
I expected Linda's to be eclectic and unique.

Libby's would be free and easy just so like her!

Diane's would be really colorful and fun!

Norma's was a surprise.  Usually she does projects as a gift for her granddaughter.  But hers ended up a representation of a "getaway" for her.

and mine (still unfinished) - I loved Michelle's black and kraft theme, so I went with that.  It was fun collecting stuff that fit that theme.

A big thank you to Michelle for the idea and instructions.
~Give ~


michelle ward said...

Marilyn, thank you for the heads up about your post chronicling your cardboard journal projects. Looks like it was a fun time, and as you said, each artist made it their own. Love hearing and seeing that you had a great time - how cool to spend creative time with kindred spirits. Bravo!!

Jacki Long said...

Very cool presentation of the day's work Marilyn,
it was a great project!
And your blog captured the individuality and the vitality of the day.
Good job Eastside project director!

My Painted Garden said...

Thank you Marilyn for a fun and creative day! I love my little book.
Have a wonderful day.

Susan W said...

These journals are amazing. Looks like a great bunch with sooo much creativity and talent.

Diane said...

Wow fabulous journal and love all the pictures.

Hugs diane