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.

A few notes 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. When you've completed your pages you can send the journal on to the next person or return it to me, whichever you like.  Please look inside the cover and let us know which journal you have when you post.  They're all numbered.

5. If you are interested in participating, please let me know.  I don't want to assume you want to participate just because you join the group.  Sometimes people like to watch for a while.

6. Please let me know which journal you want to participate in.  I don't want to assume everyone wants to participate in all the journals.  There's going to be 12 in all; that's a lot of journals.  Of course, you can participate in as many or few as you want.  

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Comment by James Chester on May 1, 2017 at 2:24pm

I'd like to join.  I did several altered book circles a few years ago which I loved.  This looks like fun to me.  Please count me in.

Comment by Keye C. on April 27, 2017 at 9:45am
Journal numero uno it is. Thanks, PJ.
Comment by PJ Matilda on April 26, 2017 at 9:03pm

I did a couple of pages before I sent the journal out.  I'm reposting it because I added glasses after I posted the last version.  It's the little things!  lol

Comment by PJ Matilda on April 26, 2017 at 2:07pm

Welcome Keye!  I added you to the list for journal #1.

Comment by Keye C. on April 24, 2017 at 10:56am
*raises hand* Mind if I join? ;)
Comment by PJ Matilda on April 22, 2017 at 11:04pm
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 April 22, 2017 at 12:52am
I would like to join too. Please add me to your list
Comment by jimmyconnors on April 21, 2017 at 9:13pm

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

Comment by PJ Matilda on April 21, 2017 at 1:48pm

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 April 20, 2017 at 3:38am

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


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