A Year of Art Journals


A Year of Art Journals

There are not as many art journals circulating as there used to be, and I miss them.

I think people are nervous because they don't always make it back.  You send the journal out, and you don't know if you'll ever see it again.  It's understandable how that would ruffle people.  Sometimes people put the journal away and forget, and other times the disappearance is more sinister.  Either way, I'm going to take the chance.  I'm looking at it from the perspective that it will be fun to see how many make it back, and how far those that don't make it, get.

One journal a month will be sent out into the world for a year.  That's 12 journals, so I won't be able to babysit them.  I would like people to check in here when they send and receive, so we can all watch the progress, and attempt to keep tabs on them.

They will each be numbered inside the front cover, so everyone will know which journal they have.  Please post in this group when you send and receive, and anything else about the journal you would like to share.

There are only a couple of simple rules to help keep things moving smoothly.

1. Only keep the journal for 2 weeks.  If you need more time, contact me or post here, so we know what's going on.

2. Do not alter other artist's work, even if you don't share their views.  That being said, do not use art as an excuse to be offensive.

3. Paint, draw, collage, whatever you want, but it must lay flat.  The journals need to be able to close all the way, so they can be mailed easily.

4. Please only use the number of pages allowed in the rules printed inside the cover.  Each journal may be different depending on the size.  We want to be sure there's room for other people.

5. When you've completed your pages send the journal on to someone else or return it to me, and post here so we know where it's going.  Please look inside the cover and say which journal you have when you post.  They're all numbered.

If you are interested in participating, please post here and let me know.

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Comment by Keye C. yesterday
*raises hand* Mind if I join? ;)
Comment by PJ Matilda on Saturday

Journal #1 April 2017 will be on the way to Ruth Monday.  This is a little watercolor I did on the first two pages.

Comment by PJ Matilda on Saturday
Ruth Giles
Toni Hanner (ToniPoet)
Jimmy Connors
Robyn Banks

Here are the names I have so far for Journal #1.  I didn't get to the post office today, but I will for sure Monday.

Please let me know when you receive, when you send, and which number journal you have, so I can keep track of the progress.

I will post here when journal #2 is ready and you can let me know if you want to participate in that one also.  There are going to be 12 in all (one for each month), so I don't want to assume everyone wants to do all of them.

I will let you know when each one is ready, and you can let me know then.

Comment by Robyn Banks on Friday
I would like to join too. Please add me to your list
Comment by jimmyconnors on Friday

I'm interested in participating, too, which I wanted to express by joining this group.

Comment by PJ Matilda on Friday

This is wonderful!  I'm so excited!  Thank you for taking an interest in my project, and thank you for featuring my group.  

I'm just doing a little drawing in the front pages to get it started, and I will mail it out tomorrow morning.

To keep things simple, lets have the journal travel in order of everyone who posted.  So I'll send it to Ruth since she posted first, then Ruth can send it to Azzaro, and so on.

If the next person on the list lives too far from you and you don't want to send to that person, you can send it back to me, and I'll send it to the next person.  I'm comfortable either way.

Comment by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on Thursday

PJ, I'd love to be part of this project!

Comment by on Thursday

This sounds great, count me in! If anyone wants to send it to the UK please message me for my address.

Comment by Azzaro on April 19, 2017 at 11:49am

I would be interested in taking part

Comment by RUTH GILES on April 19, 2017 at 11:39am
Yes - I 'd like take part!

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