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    10 Basic Art Journaling Supplies

    This post is in answer to the question posed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Her question: What five additional supplies would you add to this grouping of basics to complete your own personal art journaling kit? Julie’s kit includes: Journal Black Pen Watercolor Set Black Ink Pad Alphabet & Number Stamps I totally agree with her first three items. I don’t use stamps or the ink pad in my art journaling. Here’s why: Part of my exploration in art journaling is to practice drawing. To rely on stamps takes part of my practice away. I don’t use stencils in my art journals for the same reason. The process of carving stamps…

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    Do or Do Not. There is No “Try”.

    At this time of year there is a lot of talk of resolutions or what I call resolution light: intention. But what about action? Resolution or intention are not going to get you what you really want unless you back it up with doing the work necessary get you to that end result. What will you actually do to get closer to those goals? How do you do it? What decisions will you make today to start moving forward? Are you like me and love list writing? Or do you just dive in and wing it? What ever your style, I hope you will do it and enjoy the journey…