Art Journaling 102: “I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #7
Welcome to our “I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #7 by Tangie!
Prompt: List 5 people you know. Then describe them in 5 words.
One way to approach this prompt is to think of 5 people you know with something in common, such as 5 neighbors, 5 family members, 5 men, 5 women, 5 influential people, 5 teachers, 5 children, 5 people who cook well, 5 funny people, etc. I myself decided to focus on 5 neighbors. Heather, in the page with the red balloon below, focused on loving family members that share their best with her. Tam featured 5 women in her family that shared things in common.
My next step was to think of personality adjectives for each neighbor, and of course, I looked to google for help. I used this list of 130 Positive Personality Adjectives. I get so overloaded with my brain, that sometimes it helps to look at a list when I get stuck.
You might decide instead to list 5 reasons you are grateful for each person. You don’t have to follow the prompt exactly, instead of 5 words, it can be a list of 5 reasons. For more ideas, see the Must Read Prompt: Describe the People in Your Life below.
Another thing that I did in my art journal page was to use something symbolic to represent my neighbors. I used some artsy birds for each neighbor whereas if I were creating a scrapbook page instead, I would have used their photographs. The art journal frees you to be creative and find alternatives!
Inspiration for “I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #7
Heather aka sparklyduck75
Dad is visionary, charismatic, talented, generous, and wise.
Mom is intuitive, warm, creative, affectionate, and pragmatic.
Grandpa is thoughtful, gentle, faithful, intelligent, and resourceful.
Grandma is loving, devoted, selfless, resilient, and sensitive.
Don is genuine, caring, gracious, discerning, and compassionate.
Grace is spirited, joyous, tender-hearted, perceptive, and friendly.
I am loved by amazing people who share their best with me.
CREDITS by Tangie Baxter:
Cartography Set 9: Sea Papers; Cartography Set 10: Mists; Up Up and Away.
Fonts: Oysters and TigerLily by Tangie; and LovedByTheKing.
Tam aka tamhanley
I realized that of every group of 5 I came up with, there were a lot of things in common, so I used the grid configuration on this background to line up pictures to represent 5 women in my family (mom’s side) and let the things they shared in common “touch” each picture. Then I “covered it in gesso”!! Even digitally I think that’s my favorite part!
Tribalations Splatter Graffiti http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Splatter-Graffiti-Borders-Tribalations.html
Lost and Found http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Lost-and-Found.html
Journal Anthology http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Journal-Anthology-SKU26950.html
Journal Anthology 7 freebie
Gesso Messy 3 http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Gesso-Messy-Episode-No.-3.html
Gesso Messy 5 http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Gesso-Messy-Episode-No.-5.html
Marion the Librarian http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/-RERUNS-Marion-the-Librarian.html
Cirque Joyeux http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Cirque-Joyeux.html
Inchies Girlies Artists Sheet http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/-ARTist-Sheets-Inchies-girlies.html
Steampunk Jetadore Collab http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Steampunk-Je-t-adore-Collab-w-Studio-Rebecca.html
Most of these women I wouldn’t know if it weren’t for my dog. I didn’t meet them until I started walking Friday every day.
Credits: by Tangie Baxter unless noted otherwise
Paper: AJC11 Parcel 20, AJC Parcel 36 with Amanda Sexton,Orchid Elixir, Journal Anthology 6, Journal Anthology 8, Enchanted Art Box with sherriejd, AJC Parcel 28; Dot: Deconstructed No. 4, Notables, Industrial Velvet; Splatter: Enchanted Art Box with SherrieJD; House: Dream Spilling; Gesso: Gesso Mats; Alpha: Wonderland; Styles: Paperworn Styles and Gesso Styles; Fonts: AJFbreadbutter, AJFtweedledeeALT; Other – Birds: CrowAbout Studio B Lil Birds; Template: April 2012 Blog Freebie by Amy Kingsford
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Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com
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