|A great art journal exercise is to cut out words and phrases from magazine and arrange them in your art journal.|
Cutting and Pasting by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt
|(if you like this idea, why don't you pin it?)|
Art journal relieves anxietyArt Journaling is a great project to do with your family. Keeping an art journal has helped my daughter relieve stress during her Junior year. This particular art journal session we did the night before her SAT's. I knew she was nervous about the test but as we cut and pasted I could see her tension visibly melt away. (my own projected anxiety as well)
Choosing only empowering wordsThe idea for this art journal prompt came from the One Little Word class I am taking through Ali Edwards, but I did mine in an art journal. The idea is to flip through magazines and cut out words that "speak" to you. A twist I added was after I cut out my pile of words, I limited myself to one page which forced me to make choices. For example, would I rather have the word "chocolate" or "Family?" I was surprised that "trips", "getaways" and "chocolate" did not make the cut.
|Mother-daughter time in the art studio while we both work on our art journals...|
Avoid Women's Magazines
For the exercise, both my daughter and I used the same magazines. We used a Vogue knitting, Men's Health, Art News and a few others...but no Women's magazines which may have had too many "weight loss" or "beauty" words in it.
I love the result and I also love looking for meanings in the word arrangements that were both conscious as well as subconscious choices. For example, I purposefully put "art" on the top, "happy" in the middle and "children" paired with "family" at the base. I noticed the the word "passion" had been paired with "art" rather than "sex" and so forth.
|All the tension leaves her body where she crafts for fun.|
PSS Want to see this blouse in color? Check out my post on the "Color of the Week"
PSSS want to know more about how I art journal? Check out all my blog posts tagged "art journal"
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