Monthly Archives: February 2013

AJC Highlights of Week 7

Happy Monday my friends.  I’m so sorry I missed you yesterday.  My  household got hit with craziness and before I realized it I was drifting off to bed and woke with a start realizing I never found the time to get the highlights posted!  I am SO sorry.  But I promise you, they’re worth the wait.  As always, make sure to stop by the gallery {HERE} to see all of the great pages up for your viewing pleasure.  Are you ready for the good stuff?

Here are my picks for week 7:

Do What You Love by gdlance
I like the hand carved look of the quote and the hand folded heart.

 

Love by tam65
The artist says she’s printing this one on canvas!  What a treat.

 

Come What May by lch
Awwww!!!  This is so sweet.  I like all the heartfelt journaling and that Eiffel Tower popping right off the page.

 

We-are-Loves-WEBl by leahvoss
Beautiful!  I like all the blending effects used here.

 

Across the World by imsoto2
I thought this was a fun page.  I like all the paint and the words going down the side of the page.

 

make your own door by GlitterQueen
Don’t ya just love all that glitter?  And a super quote to boot.

 

damaged but stubborn by sbpoet
I thought this page was so pretty.  I like the combination of colors and the shadows are perfection!

 

Thanks for joining me for another week of highlights.  Don’t forget to check in next Sunday for more great inspiration.  Until then… I’ll see ya on the trail.

 

If Every Art Journaler Read the Same Book: Friendship Book Club Prompt #4

 

If Every Art Journaler Read the Same Book

Fabulous Friendship Festival Book Club

Prompt #4

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

Welcome friends! I’m glad you are back for a new prompt.

Have you been chatting with us in our discussion about the book?

Have you shared your pages with us yet?

Here is a slideshow of the recent pages I’ve seen created by members of the Studio Tangie Art Journal Book Club (as of 2/17):  CLICK ON IMAGE OR LINK BELOW

 

Source: slide.ly via Julie Ann on Pinterest

 

SLIDESHOW: Studio Tangie’s Art Journal Book Club Members’ Pages 2/13 from Julie Shahin on Slide.ly.

 

Keep sharing and uploading your creations. I so enjoy seeing your talents. Upload to your favorite gallery and share the link (copy and paste the url here on the blog or on our Connect group), or start your own album at our Connect group.

If you are NEW, here are the links you will need to get started:

Anyone can join at anytime!!!

 

Before I introduce the prompt for this week, let me give you the “instructions” for following the prompt.

 

Instructions for Each Week

Step 1. Come to the Studio Tangie blog (sign up for email notifications if you prefer) every Saturday February 2  through April 20 to see the prompts and inspiration based on the assigned readings. Tag:

Step 2. Journal based on the prompts. Pick from one or more of the prompts. There will also be an Art Journal Technique suggestion each week. You can make as many pages or as few pages as you like. Any size, any format, any medium, any supplies, although we do enjoy Studio Tangie products.

Step 3. Participate and make friends in discussion of the readings at the social network as much as you like. Connect in the FREE special group just for us HERE. Register or login with your Facebook account. You can also ask questions there.

Step 4. Upload your finished art journal page from the prompt to the our gallery at Connect (or your favorite gallery), and then post on the Studio Tangie blog, on the corresponding prompt, that you have uploaded your page(s). If possible, leave the url of your page. (Copy and paste). This lets everyone know when to look in the gallery, and I’ll get an email notification.

Step 5. Comment on other group members pages in our group gallery.

Step 6. Make sure you have fun!

 

February 23 – March 2, Prompt #4

Friend Nourishment

 

Assignment – Read: Chapter 4 Friend Nourishment

Pages 77-94

 

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Next, create an art journal page or more from the following prompts.

If something from the book inspires you, instead, go with that. There are no rules in art journaling!

The following prompts are: They Say (quotes), Questions to Ponder, Be Inspired (by specific pages from the book), and Art Journal Technique.

Just do whatever inspires you, however it inspires you.

No rules!!!

The Prompts:

Be inspired by a quotation!

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

 

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Be inspired by one (or more) question(s)!

  1. Tell us about a friendship that is balanced with reciprocal give and take.
  2. Are you comfortable giving advice to a friend? How do they respond? Vice versa: do you take advice well?
  3. Are you good in a crisis for a friend? In what ways are you helpful?

 

Join us in Our Book Club Group at Connect to discuss these questions and the chapter!


Be inspired by the book!

Pages 83, 88, 93

Or any of the pages in between!

 

Be inspired by a technique!

ART JOURNAL TECHNIQUE: Create an Art Doll from different kits by Tangie in a way you have not tried before!

Check out my Art Journaling Figures/Faces Pinterest Board for inspiration!

 

Inspiration for Prompt #4:

Heather aka sparklyduck75

Topic: About balance, advice, perspective, crisis…

I had more journaling in mind for this page, but after I wrote the first sentence, it felt like enough. Last summer I lost my best friend of nearly 20 years, not to death, but to years of unaddressed concerns that finally came to light and ripped us apart. We had waited too long to offer perspective. Instead, we’d done everything we could over the years to make each other safe and comfortable, so comfortable we’d stopped growing and were caving in on ourselves. I didn’t realize until after I’d assembled these mermaids, how right it is that they’ve lost their arms… you use your arms when you swim, to pull yourself forward and give yourself direction. That’s something we’d lost: purpose, direction, mobility, strength.

It’s painful, obviously, but it’s also been unexpectedly liberating for us both. In her absence, my friendships with others have surprisingly deepened and broadened. I’ve opened myself to new friends in ways I never would have before, and I realized I’d been saving up everything I had for her. She has also been far more social than she ever was before. That is a new thing, and good. I can see that as profoundly as we loved each other, we were two unhealthy people trapped in a state of codependence, feeding on one another’s unhealthy psychological and physical habits. In our separation, we’ve both begun to grow. I’ve only scratched the surface of the lessons this experience has to teach me, and the ways it can enrich me, with the potential to make all my other friendships better… and so in many ways, even in her absence and silence, she remains my most precious friend.

 

Credits: BY TANGIE BAXTER: Seaside art doll kit; Flora Finery art doll kit; The Princess with the Sea Green Hair kit; Ocean Life bundle.
Font: Narnia.

 

ms. bailey

Technique Focus: Art Dolls from Tangie’s Kits

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
― C.S. Lewis

Credits: by Tangie Baxter
Art Dolls: aMusing Art Dolls, Flora Finery, Ultimate Art Doll
Papers: Serendipitous – used with Art Journal Edges (AJC 2011 Parcel 10)
Elements: Deconstructed Sorbet, Gesso Messy 14
Art Jouraling Font: Dinah
Journaling Lines: Nevermore

 

Tina C aka tina0319

Technique Focus: Art Doll Using Tangie’s Kits

Papers:
tangie_deconstructed_sorbetppr7

Elements:
tangie_aMUSEing_blackwings
tangie_aMUSEing_legs_3
tangie_aMUSEing_tullemusic
tangie_aMUSEing_umbrella
tangie_aMUSEing_vintagegirl
tangie_deconstructed_sorbet9
tangie_ink_corporated120
tangie_Conversed5_lace_2
tangie_Conversed7_1
tangie_Conversed7_3

Other Elements:
blushbutter_strawberry_69 – knife
blushbutter_strawberry_70 – fork
blushbutter_strawberry_71 – spoon

Fonts – All by Tangie:
AJF Very Good Advice
AJF Tea Cup Full
AJF White Rabbit

 

Julie Ann

Technique Focus: Art Dolls with Tangie’s Kits

 

Here’s a close-up of the Art Dolls with added real-life embellishments: Epoxy button in hair on left doll, crown in hair on right doll, button on body on left doll, brad at neck on right doll, fleur-de-lis and mini brooch on right doll

Another close-up

Credits – Studio Tangie
Papers: Journal Anthology 9, Journal Anthology 10, AJC Parcel 1

Elements:
AJC Parcel 36, Cupcake Dots, Cupycake, Stitchy Stackers 01, Proverbs, Equestrian Dream, Mr. Darcy

Brushes:
Misty Misters

Fonts: Tangie_AJFMadHatter, Tangie_AJFoysters, TangieAJF_tweedledeeALT
Styles: Tangie Paperworn Styles

Products Used:
Flowers, lace: Prima
Diecuts: K & Co.
Epoxy sticker: Heidi Swapp
Various charms
Brad: Crate Paper
Misc. trims
Circle scallop punch
Specialty paper: black
Mist: Dylusions Black

 

Rain

Journaling:
I have worked so very hard to stop intimidating you by my very existence. I am brunette and multi-dimensionally textured while you are blond and committed to safety through more ordinary means…I finally understand that you act this way out of fear and insecurity, too many psychedelics in high school, too much hurt and pain from others judging your efforts at art, relationships, life, as boring, pedestrian, stupid, childish. It has taken me years to speak to the insecure, scared woman inside of you, to fully understand that my ability to master so many different aspects of life made you feel even more inadequate, that your husband knowing us for decades made you behave like an insecure brillo pad, that so much of what I fought to tolerate was really the desperate attempt to not shrink into nothingness.

Baby steps. Playing Scrabble on Facebook, helping you plan your garden, finding something to ask YOU to help ME, no matter how small, asking for your recipes, complimenting your cooking, asking your opinion on everything, my color schemes for a piece, which photo tells the story, making you cards of your beloved doggies, listening to the whispers of who you really are, under all the layers of survival compensation.

And so, now I REAP the REWARDS of connection that is real…to spend 2 weeks on Maui enjoying the heck out of you, to relax into the success of slowing down my overwhelming intensity, to listen, to see and feel the hidden sweetness that is really who you are and to look forward to exploring the evolution of our friendship. Learning to be your friend has made me a better person, a more successful human in this great kaleidoscope of life.

Credits:
Tangie Baxter, Rebecca McMeen: Maritime Steampunk
Field Notes, Summer
AJC 12 Cartography
AJC 13, symbols
Director font

 

Sandy aka ms. mauk

Journaling:
It feels so good to be there for a friend when they are struggling, especially if it seems to help them out. Why then is it so hard to receive the same kind of love from them? Why is the instinct to hide our struggles so strong? Why is it so hard to be the one appearing “weak”? I think that sometimes the most loving (and hardest) thing to do is to let your friend help you!

Quote:
“Oh Master, grant that I may never seek,
as much to be consoled as to console,
to be understood, as to understand,
to be loved, as to love with all my soul”
~ St. Francis of Assissi

 

Credits all Tangie Baxter:
aMUSEing Art Dolls
Seaside Art Dolls
You Are Brilliant
You Are Brilliant Lace
She Journals

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THANK YOU BUNCHES TO MY TEAM FOR YOUR FABULOUS PAGES!!!

Next week, I’ll see you back here for my prompts based on Chapter 5!

If you have the book, and want to know what Chapters we will be reading, or if you want to read ahead (yet know this is not a race! you can read as we go along!!!)

here is the SCHEDULE:

  • Prompt 1: No reading instructions
  • Prompt 2: Chapter 1 – Pages 19-36
  • Prompt 3: Chapter 3, Pages 55-76
  • Prompt 4: Chapter 4, Pages 77-94 WE ARE HERE THIS WEEK!
  • Prompt 5: Chapter 5, Pages 95-119
  • Prompt 6: Chapter 6, Pages 120 – 135
  • Prompt 7: Chapter 7, Pages 136-150
  • Prompt 8: Chapter 10 Pages 189-206
  • Prompt 9: Chapter 11, Pages 208-227
  • Prompt 10: Chapter 12, Pages 228-247
  • Prompt 11: Finale, Pages 248-253

Now it’s your turn! I am looking forward to seeing your pages on FRIEND NOURISHMENT!!!

Please share a link to your page (copy and paste the url) here on this post!

Remember: come join us at

 

Hot off the press: Touch Of Madness Collab, coordinating add-ons and French Papers

NEW at Studio Tangie this week

Touch Of Madness
Collab w/ Creative Victorian Designs

“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.”

― Aristotle

Tangie’s first collab with Netta of Creative Victorian Designs!

A crazy, eclectic kit, JAM PACKED to the brim with art journaling and scrapbooking supplies.
Get in touch with that little bit of madness or sheer brilliance hiding deep inside each of us!

Gorgeous inspiration

Two packs coordinating with the Touch of Madness collab.

Gesso Messy! Episode No. 16 {Madness}

Don’t get your hands messy, get Gesso Messy the digital way!

Comes with 4 gesso clusters

Splatter Graffiti [Borders] Madness

4 Border clusters, perfect for adding a little bit of “edge” or “grunge” to your projects.

Found in a box of old books, a French Primer reader
with the maps and illustrations from the late 1800′s.
Ephemera ready for your projects.

The French Papers No. 1

Comes with four 12×12 papers, 4 black .pngs and 4 BONUS brushes in .abr for PS/PSE

The French Papers No. 2

This pack includes 5 extracted pages, 5 black .pngs and 5 BONUS brushes in .abr for PS/PSE

Have a creative weekend,

AJC Highlights of Week 6

It’s Sunday again!!  At least it is here in the USA LOL!  And that means it is time for a new round of weekly highlights.  Each week seems to just get better and better with so many fantastic pages to look at.  Have you been by the Art Journal Caravan Gallery lately?  If not head over {HERE} and check it out.  I promise… you’ll be inspired.

Here are my picks for week 6:

beginning–web by ozdeb
This is so fun and full of promise.  Love it!

 

wow 6 Love by nannangie
So soft and pretty… I really like this image.

 

Itinerary04 by oldvwblues
LOVE everything about this one.  But the best is the journaling… I like how some words are on word strips and how each word is unique.

 

Believe by rarou47
I was totally sucked in by the colors of this one.  It’s so pretty.

 

06_week02_time by Scrapdragon
I can SO relate to this one!

 

poetic_fr2_w by LyndaROzzauto
I like how the artist used the word strips to tell a story.

 

lemon-lime by CarolW
I’m SO diggin’ this page!  I love the colors and the wonderful mess.  It couldn’t be more perfect.

 

Thanks for joining me for another week of highlights.  Don’t forget to check in next Sunday for more great inspiration.  Until then… I’ll see ya on the trail.

 

If Every Art Journaler Read the Same Book: Friendship Book ClubPrompt #3

If Every Art Journaler Read the Same Book

Fabulous Friendship Festival Book Club

Prompt #3

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

Hello Book Clubbers! Hello New Members!!! Welcome!

 

Keep sharing and uploading your Covers, Title Pages, and Self Friendship Pages. I so enjoy seeing your talents. Upload to your favorite gallery and share the link (copy and paste the url here on the blog or on our Connect group), or start your own album at our Connect group.

If you are NEW, here are the links you will need to get started:

Anyone can join at anytime!!!

 

Before I introduce the prompt for this week, let me give you the “instructions” for following the prompt.

Instructions for Each Week

Step 1. Come to the Studio Tangie blog (sign up for email notifications if you prefer) every Saturday February 2  through April 20 to see the prompts and inspiration based on the assigned readings. Tag:

Step 2. Journal based on the prompts. Pick from one or more of the prompts. There will also be an Art Journal Technique suggestion each week. You can make as many pages or as few pages as you like. Any size, any format, any medium, any supplies, although we do enjoy Studio Tangie products.

Step 3. Participate and make friends in discussion of the readings at the social network as much as you like. Connect in the FREE special group just for us HERE. Register or login with your Facebook account. You can also ask questions there.

Step 4. Upload your finished art journal page from the prompt to the our gallery at Connect (or your favorite gallery), and then post on the Studio Tangie blog, on the corresponding prompt, that you have uploaded your page(s). If possible, leave the url of your page. (Copy and paste). This lets everyone know when to look in the gallery, and I’ll get an email notification.

Step 5. Comment on other group members pages in our group gallery.

Step 6. Make sure you have fun!

 

February 16 – 22, Prompt #3

New Friendships

Assignment: Read Chapter 3, Making and Creating New Friendships

Pages 55- 76

 

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Next, create an art journal page or more from the following prompts.

If something from the book inspires you, instead, go with that. There are no rules in art journaling!

The following prompts are: They Say (quotes), Questions to Ponder, Be Inspired (by specific pages from the book), and Art Journal Technique.

Just do whatever inspires you, however it inspires you.

No rules!!!

The Prompts:

Be inspired by a quotation!

 

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
Samuel Johnson

 

You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

 

Be inspired by one (or more) question(s)!

When was the last time you developed a spontaneous friendship? How did it happen?

Have you created a “family of choice” replicating a healthy or an unhealthy version of your family of origin?

Join us in Our Book Club Group at Connect to discuss these questions and the chapter! I hope to post a video of my thoughts very soon.

 

 

Be inspired by the book!

Pages 62, 64, 72-75

Or any of the pages in between!

 

Be inspired by a technique!

ART JOURNAL TECHNIQUE: Try playing with GESSO in a way you have not tried before!

Check out my Art Journaling Gesso Pinterest Board, for both Digital and Non-Digital Artists!

 

 

Inspiration for Prompt #3:

 

Heather aka sparklyduck75

I know I need space, even in my closest friendships. My introverted nature allows me to love my friends and family and enjoy the company of others, but it also demands plenty of time alone to recover my energy. My friendships develop slowly, then. I spiral in close for a season, then spiral out for periods of solitude, to process and refuel. Then I spiral in again, gradually letting my armor down. I know now to simply honor that need for space, instead of writing myself off as an incapable friend. Solitude allows me to maximize my time together with others.

But when I feel bad about myself and get consumed by poor self-image and my own lack of caring (which is often), I tend to cut myself off entirely–not just in cycles, but all together–both from existing relationships and from opportunities to create new ones. I have struggled to the point of self-cruelty to present an idealized version of myself to others, fearing criticism, ridicule, and rejection. But that rarely achieved ideal is untouchable and inaccessible. My cycles of friendship would deepen faster without my pride and fear in place.

While I must take regular steps toward filling my own cup and staying passionate about my life, I also crave permission from myself to just BE, even if it means letting others witness my many imperfections, personal struggles, and messy house days. There is a definite risk in trusting others to love me in my reality. Am I brave enough to try?

CREDITS by Tangie Baxter: Gypsy Rhapsody; Call of the Gypsy; Orchid Elixir; AJC2013 February Collection.
Font: UglyQua.
Gypsy photo from the Internet.

 

TinaC aka tina0319

Journaling:
“You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ~A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
“The last spontaneous friendship I developed was with Tracy!”

Credits:
tangie_AJC12_OctGift_8
tangie_inkydinkydoopapers2
tangie_collagefodder_newsprint1_4
tangie_collagefodder_newsprint1_9
Fonts: Down the Rabbit Hole & Elephants by Tangie Baxter
Other – Tree: digiscraps_familygatheringsAddOn_FeltHouse01 by Tina Campbell

 

Sandy aka msmauk

Journaling: Do I know how to find a friend? I have 7 brothers and sisters, 7 children, and 17 grand-children. There has always been someone around to talk to, to hang out with, but they have mostly grown up and moved on. Do I know how to be a friend? These people always liked me because they were family. Will someone else like me because I am me? Where do I begin? Why did I wait so long to realize that this is a skill that I don’t seem to possess? I have lots of acquaintances, how do I turn them into friends? Do I have the courage to reach out and try? I must try or one day I may be truly alone.

Credits:
Tangie Baxter:
Gesso Messy 14
Gesso Messy 15
AJC13 Feb Collect
AJC12 Parcel27
What Rapture
Super Duper
Tangie Baxter & DeCrow Designs Collab, Hero Night
Rebecca McMeen, Whim
Fonts: TangieAJFdormouse, Shannon Extra Bold ATT, & Scrap Casual

Rain K.

Quote: “If a man does not make new acquaitances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair…Samuel Johnson”

Journaling:
I am so very grateful that I learned years ago to take care of my relationships, to myself, yes, harder than taking care of my outer world…giving myself a vote, my body vs. my mind or heart or desires to participate, help out, stay late, finish a project, though I am screaming for rest, sleep, food, whatever. I am so much better these last years, the beauty of the mid-fifties, living in a small town, knowing which neighbors need help, laughter, companionship, knowing that regardless of how any of us look on the outside, we are all fighting some type of battle inside.
Since November, a real challenge, learning to work on a board with people that hold exactly the opposite opinion from mine, navigating the murky waters of community politics, and now, yesterday, having been successful, creating a bridge between worlds, a safety zone for my tender soul, with respect for all the other sides. Exhausting, exhilarating, proud, hung over, yes, a little worn out with it all, but happy to be at this phase.

Credits: - All by Tangie Baxter
Font: Tangie MaryAnn
Beastiary of Beasties
February AJC13 suppies
Conversed grunge 8
Gesso messy
AJC12 provisions

 

Julie Ann

Butterfly Sky of Friends, inspired by page 63

 

Julie Ann

On a warm day at the end of July, maybe it was August, summer of 2012, I pulled up the driveway of my in-laws, where they had lived for forty years. We had recently buried my father-in-law. My mother-in-law was in the hospital and would not be able to live alone.

The family found a buyer for the house immediatley and on this day in July, my husband was cleaning out the house after the estate sale. I was here to surprise him and help out.

However, as I pulled up the dreiveway, I was the only one there. He must be making a run to Goodwill, I decided. I got out of my car, and opened the gate to the backyard. It was a beautiful day, I thought. I’ll just rest here by the pool and wait. It might be one of the last times I’ll get to enjoy it. After about ten minutes, I heard a car pull up, and was relieved it didn’t take him long. I made the right choice to wait.

I called out to my husband, “David?” Instead, I heard back a sweet female voice, “Hello!”

I quickly rose to my feet and was at the gate in two seconds to greet this unfamiliar face, and she said with a big smile on her face, “Hi, I’m L____.” She explained that my husband was following right behind her, that they had just made a trip to Goodwill, and that they had gone to high school together, and they reconnected at the funeral.

Even though my husband had turned down all offers to help with the house, L. had showed up anyways.

I exclaimed, “You are a SAINT!” She explained how Ray (my FIL, and) was her Band Director at Bishop Kearney High School , and that he changed her life.

Laurie was most helpful over the next few days, and we became Facebook friends. We found we had a lot in common.

After a few weeks, she invited my husband and me to to go apple-picking, and we all had a lot of fun. From then on, we were instant friends. We started having girl time together: from picking out wall-paper for her house, to going to lunch, baking together, chats, etc.

I haven’t made a spontaneous, instant friend like this that I get along with so well with since high school. In fact, I don’t connect with many people other than those I meet online, so to have a friend like this 5 minutes away is a rare treat for me.

Products Used:
Magazine Image
K&Co. Brenda Walton DieCuts
Heidi Swapp Stickers
American Crafts Thickers alpha
Basic Grey flair
Tim Holtz tissue tape
K&Co. border
Scallop diecut
Acrylic paint
Scarlet Lime Journaling Pen

 

Tutorial: I saved this page from my Buildable Art Journal Tutorial show previously on the blog, and added some embellishments when I added it to this journal. Tutorial Part 1 and Part 2

Products Used:Studio Box Workshop No. 1 by Tangie

K&Co Smash
Hello my name is sticker
K&Co Stickers
American Crafts Apple Sticker
Copic Markers

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Julie Ann

Left Side:

Today’s Quote – “Friendships are discovered rather than made.” Harriet Beecher Stowe

Technique: Gesso frame, also used gesso to “glue” diecut to page

Products Used:Studio Box Workshop No. 1
K&Co. Amy Butler Diecuts
Gesso
Copics
Water-soluble crayons

Right Side:

Boundaries Unspoken

 

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THANK YOU SO MUCH TO MY TEAM FOR YOUR AWESOME PAGES!!!

Next week, I’ll see you back here for my prompts based on Chapter 4!

If you have the book, and want to know what Chapters we will be reading, or if you want to read ahead (yet know this is not a race! you can read as we go along!!!)

here is the SCHEDULE:

  • Prompt 1: No reading instructions
  • Prompt 2: Chapter 1 – Pages 19-36
  • Prompt 3: Chapter 3, Pages 55-76
  • Prompt 4: Chapter 4, Pages 77-94
  • Prompt 5: Chapter 5, Pages 95-119
  • Prompt 6: Chapter 6, Pages 120 – 135
  • Prompt 7: Chapter 7, Pages 136-150
  • Prompt 8: Chapter 10 Pages 189-206
  • Prompt 9: Chapter 11, Pages 208-227
  • Prompt 10: Chapter 12, Pages 228-247
  • Prompt 11: Finale, Pages 248-253

Now it’s your turn! I am looking forward to seeing your pages on New Friendships!!!

Please share a link to your page (copy and paste the url) here on this post!

Remember: come join us at

 

Hot off the press: *NEW* Gel Transfers

*NEW*

this week at Studio Tangie

Do you like those gel transfers in your mixed-media journals like Tangie does?
FINALLY, a way to do them digitally!
These highly textured gel transfers are ready to go,
just put them on your page, they will blend right in!

Gel Transfers No. 3 {Madame} By Tangie

Includes 7 {Madame} transfers

Gel Transfers No. 4 {Faeries}

Contains 8 {Faerie} transfers

Inspiration

Till next time!

NEW 2013 Zine & Art Journal Caravan Website is LIVE!

It’s a happy day! The NEW Art Journal Caravan website is finally live and the 2013 Explorations in Art Journaling Zine is ready for download! You can get the FREE Zine and explore the new website www.artjournalcaravan.com

FREE ART JOURNALING ZINE

AJC Highlights of Week 5

Wow!  What a week!  It’s been a bit crazy, but in a very good way.  How about you?  Do you ever have those days?  Weeks?  I know I do and when the craziness sets in, I like to come to the Art Journal Caravan Gallery and look at art.  It’s so soothing.  This past week has been a good week for gallery browsing, there has been so much good stuff uploaded!  I promise, you don’t want to miss a single thing.  What I’m about to show you are only a few of the amazing art journaling pages on the net!  Head on over to the gallery {HERE} to get your fill.

Here are my picks for week 5:

AgathaQuote by TeaWithLemon
I thought this one was so fun and energetic!  I just HAD to share it with you.

 

Wing Away by zita B
Isn’t this beautiful?  It’s so soft and romantic…

 

WOW open by woodsprite
I just adore fun quirky pages!

 

Archer Angel by lmgdonahue
This one is breath taking!  I was stunned from the moment I saw the thumbnail in the gallery…

 

a-good-mind by scrappingramma
I thought this was so soft and pretty.  And the effects are amazing.

 

The First Palace of Women by acreativeneed
Look at all that glitter would you?  Isn’t it beautiful?

 

Fairy Tales Itinerary #6 by Pinewoodtoo
One of my favorite fairy tales…

 

AJC 2013 – Itinerary #5 – The Eiffel Tower by ecooper99
I’m just swooning over the drawing of the beautiful girl with the Eiffel Tower in the background.

 

Thanks for joining me for another week of highlights.  Don’t forget to check in next Sunday for more great inspiration.  Until then… I’ll see ya on the trail.

 

If Every Art Journaler Read the Same Book: Friendship Book Club Prompt #2

If Every Art Journaler Read the Same Book

Fabulous Friendship Festival Book Club

Prompt #2

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

 

Happy Saturday, my friends! It’s our first official prompt from our book, Fabulous Friendship Festival by Sark. Did you have fun creating your journal covers last week?

Feel free to upload them to our Book Club Gallery, and/or post a link here the blog to where you have uploaded your creations. I would really love to see them!

It’s been a pleasure to start to get to know some of you in our Book Club Group discussions at Connect. Thank you for introducing yourselves.

If you are NEW, here are the links you will need to get started:

Anyone can join at anytime!!!

 

Before I introduce the prompt for this week, let me give you the “instructions” for following the prompt.

Instructions for Each Week

Step 1. Come to the Studio Tangie blog (sign up for email notifications if you prefer) every Saturday February 2  through April 20 to see the prompts and inspiration based on the assigned readings. Tag:

Step 2. Journal based on the prompts. Pick from one or more of the prompts. There will also be an Art Journal Technique suggestion each week. You can make as many pages or as few pages as you like. Any size, any format, any medium, any supplies, although we do enjoy Studio Tangie products.

Step 3. Participate and make friends in discussion of the readings at the social network as much as you like. Connect in the FREE special group just for us HERE. Register or login with your Facebook account. You can also ask questions there.

Step 4. Upload your finished art journal page from the prompt to the our group gallery at Connect, and then post on the Studio Tangie blog, on the corresponding prompt, that you have uploaded your page(s). If possible, leave the url of your page. (Copy and paste). This lets everyone know when to look in the gallery, and I’ll get an email notification.

Step 5. Comment on other group members pages in our group gallery.

Step 6. Make sure you have fun!

 

February 9 – 15, Prompt #2:

Self Friendship

 

Assignment: Read Chapter 1, Self Friendship

Pages 19-36


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Next, create an art journal page or more from the following prompts.

If something from the book inspires you, instead, go with that. There are no rules in art journaling!

The following prompts are: They Say (quotes), Questions to Ponder, Be Inspired (by specific pages from the book), and Art Journal Technique.

Just do whatever inspires you, however it inspires you.

No rules!!!

The Prompts:

Be inspired by a quotation!

 

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.
Stephen Covey

 

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.
Golda Meir


Be inspired by one (or more) question(s)!

  1. Can you be comfortable being alone with yourself?
  2. How do you “fill your well”?
  3. What steps can you take to be your own best friend?
  4. Do you keep a journal? Do you find yourself writing back in your “wise self” voice?

Join us in Our Book Club Group at Connect to discuss these questions and the chapter! I hope to post a video of my thoughts very soon.

 

Be inspired by the book!

Pages 28-30, 34, 35

Or any of the pages in between!

 

Be inspired by a technique!

ART JOURNAL TECHNIQUE: Try Creative Lettering in a way you have not tried before

Check out my Lettering Pinterest Board, and also this Text Board.

 

Inspiration for Prompt #2:

Julie Ann Shahin

Hybrid
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.
Golda Meir

Digital Credits:
Hearts: AJC12 Parcel 6
Lightbulb, Gesso: You Are Brilliant
Butterfly: Red All Over
Paper Scraps: Stitchy Stackers 01
Gesso Frame: Gesso Messy 6
Background: Quote Backgrounds
Fonts: TangieAJCtweedledee, TangieAJFtweedledeedum
Style: Tangie Paperworn Style

Physical Products:
Fabulous: Rubon modified with pen
Layered stickers: American Crafts
Word phrase stickers: Heidi Swapp
Washi tape
Label rubons: Hambly
Mini letter stickers: Making Memories
Water-soluble crayons
Journaling pen

 

TinaC aka tina319

Choose, Respond, Change – digital version (see hybrid version below)

Journaling reads:
“Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate freedom…The power to choose, to respond, to change. ~Stephen Covey

Credits:
All images are from Tangie Baxter’s You Are Brilliant Kit
Fonts are: Old Crab, A Teacup Full & Gryphon by Tangie Baxter

Choose, Respond, Change: Hybrid Version

 

Heather aka sparklyduck75

What steps can you take to be your own best friend?

I’m a *terrible* friend to myself, truly, so some of these will seem like no brainers to others, but they will be life-changing for me as I begin to treat myself this way (for instance, sleep seems obvious, but I have a habit of staying up till 4 or 5 in the morning, and sometimes don’t go to bed at all, then my days are ruined). I tried to think here of things I’d say to, or do for, a friend but never emphasize or offer to myself:

Live forgiven. Be gentle. See beauty. Encourage. Give grace. Care for my needs. Drink water. Take vitamins and iron. Respect my body. Move it. Prioritize art. Fill my cup. Enjoy my family. Set boundaries. Sleep.

CREDITS by Tangie Baxter:
AJC 2010 Starter Kit; AJC 2013 Starter Kit; AJC 2011 Parcels 30 and 47; AJC 2012 Parcel 11; A Door Opened.

FONTS, top to bottom:
JellykaDeliciousCake; CalamityJaneNF; SimpleSnails; TheWorldIsYours; JellykaKing’sHat; FTRosecube; TheKing&QueenFont; Tangie’s Jabberwock; JaneAusten; Tangie’s Chesire; JellykaVampireStreet; Lewisham; SweetlyBroken; MarketDeco; Turnpike.

 

ms. bailey

Lyrics from You’ve Got a Friend by Carole King: “Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there to brighten up even your darkest nights.”

Do you remember the child you used to be? That little girl is still there waiting to give you unconditional love and acceptance. She is a friend you can always turn to. She will always be on your side.

Credits
From Tangie Baxter: You are Brilliant, Gesso Messy Episode 6, Splatter Graffitti Masks: Set 1 and 3, and Virtuosity, Being Me Alpha (recolored with a stroke added), Dream Spilling Alpha, Tweedledee Font.
The image of the girl is from Creative Commons on Flickr.

 

Rain

(Click on image for larger version)

Can I be my own best friend? Yes, in a word, yes. After 54 years of life in this body, a bit of a difficult time getting all the molecules going in the same direction, yes, finally I can say I am my own best friend. It shows in so many ways these days…art appointments with myself, having a holiday at the beach without the requisite, “I should lose weight before publicly wearing a bathing suit”, that has played in my head over the years since kidney surgery gave me asthma and an extra 15 pounds. The lovely integration happening in my marriage, my home, my beloved family. And now a new grandbaby on the way…navigating a new chapter and phase of life.

I’m letting my hair go gray, salt and pepper, with mostly salt, seasoned just like my food. I’m reveling in the health I have fought hard to achieve, so grateful to God that I am alive in this moment, that I am still here in this body, to laugh and cry, and get out of bed again tomorrow morning to greet the day and the wonders of everyday life unfolding.

The tea is hot, my heart is warm, and I reach for Gary’s hand with the total comfort of twenty years on.

Today we watched a very elderly couple walking down the beach hand in hand, laughing at the baby whale slapping its tail fluke, and Gary said, “There we are in another twenty or thirty years”. Please God, yes, give me lots more years to just plain old enjoy the beauty and grace, the evolution of self into the person that only I can be. Me.

Quote: “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life” Golda Meir

Credits -Tangie Baxter:
Compendium of dreams
Field notes: Fall
TBM journaling card
Bestiary of Beasties
Live green swirl paper

 

Julie Ann Shahin

Fill My Well – Digital Version

Journaling: Watch movies. Free Kindle books. Surf Pinterest. Take a     bath. Music. Cuddle. Walking. Go to crops. Meditate. Skype. Draw. Vacation. Daydream. Browse craft store. Go boating in Summer. Healthy food. Be Creative. Photography. Green      Tea. Time for fun. Dog. Facebook. Journal. Adventure. Girl Time. Dance. Spirituality. “Me” Time. Favorite TV. Get a massage. Family time.

Credits:
Being Me by Studio Tangie (paper color altered)
Steampunk Je T’adore Collab by Tangie and Studio Rebecca
Font: Tangie AJFWonderland

Fill My Well – In My Journal

Intention and Letter to Self

Journaling: Practicing Self Friendship

I intend to treat myself as a cherished friend everyday.

Dear Julie Ann,
Thank you for your friendship. We have been through thick and thin together, and I am honored to have been on this journey with you. I am so proud of all the soul work you have done to re-kindle your friendship with yourself.

I’m grateful you are learning healthy ways of eating, plus going to exercise class, longer walks with the dog, writing affirmations, following your dreams, making new friends, and giving love. Thank you for all you do.

I’m grateful for how you cherish your alone time. Yet you are open to spending time with others. I am grateful you are authentic with the people in your life by finding your true voice, and trusting your intuition.

I’m grateful that you have an animal friend in Friday, who has shown you that friends may not always be human. I’m grateful for green tea, art, meditation, music, and all things nurturing. Thank you for starting this book club, and for giving me new reasons to be my own best friend.

Love,
Julie Ann

Products used:
Flower: Webster’s Pages
Various markers
Adhesive: Beacon 3-in-1

 

Sandy aka msmauk

What steps can you take to be your own best friend?

Journaling: Promise me you will always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ a. a. milne, Christopher Robin to Pooh

Credits:
Tangie Baxter:
Thoughts of Thee
Collage Fodder
AJC12 Parcel 12
AJC12 Parcel 20
DOD Cuatro
Dost Love Life
Super Duper Girls
SBA Port Au Prince
Journal Anthology
Ultimate Art Doll
AJC Journey 13
Steampunk Maritime Alpha
Glittered Red Alpha
Conversed 1 Alpha

Other: Paula Kesselring: Fresh From The Farm (chains)

Fonts: Tangie Baxter AJF Larkspur & tangie Baxter AJF MaryAnn

 

Heather aka sparklyduck75

I’ve been avoiding doing this for weeks and almost talked myself out of it, till my book arrived today for the AJC book club and the first chapter was about being a friend to yourself and even writing yourself a letter, the very thing I’d been avoiding (although don’t worry, the book doesn’t ask you to do anything this wrenching!! not at all). So FINE, I’ll do it, I’ll do it. Now that the scab is ripped off, the healing can begin. Bear with me.

Dear Heather,

I hate the man who locked Quasimodo in the tower. I hate his cruelty, his reckless abuse toward that tender-hearted soul. I hate the things he caused the boy to believe about himself. But the shame is mine. I’ve done all this, and more, to you.

I’ve denied you any love and friendship. I’ve refused to nourish you, either with healthy foods or with simple kindness. I’ve kept you covered, hidden, afraid for anyone to see your ugliness. I’ve silenced your voice. I excuse away any positive thing others may say about you, but I accept and feed you on their negativity. I’ve denied your freedom, refused your pursuit of happiness, forced you to sustain yourself on the barest minimum. You don’t even have panties without holes in them. It’s amazing you’ve survived this long, solely on your faith in God and in the goodness of others.

I’ve turned you into what you are, then hated you for what you’ve become.

I’m so sorry, my dearest one. I ache for you, for all I’ve done to you, and ask you to forgive me. I crave your grace, and you deserve it from me. You have no reason to believe I love you, but I will convince us both.

I promise to give you the love and confidence and encouragement I give so freely to others. You deserve more than enough. I celebrate all the lights of God within you. You are free and you are worthy of my love. It will be the greatest joy of my life to rediscover you.

BY TANGIE BAXTER:
Papers and rose stamp from You are Brilliant!
Cage and paint splatters from Journal Anthology 9

OTHER RESOURCES:
Blood is actually recolored honey (!) from Baby Bee Garden by Lorie Davison.
Mended heart from Every Little Bit Counts collection.
“Raging Beauty” sketched figure by Gavade at deviantArt.

Font: Jellyka Gare de Chambord.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH TO MY TEAM FOR YOUR AWESOME PAGES!!!

Next week, I’ll see you back here for my prompts based on Chapter 3!

If you have the book, and want to know what Chapters we will be reading, or if you want to read ahead (yet know this is not a race! you can read as we go along!!!)

here is the SCHEDULE:

  • Prompt 1: No reading instructions
  • Prompt 2: Chapter 1 – Pages 19-36
  • Prompt 3: Chapter 3, Pages 55-76
  • Prompt 4: Chapter 4, Pages 77-94
  • Prompt 5: Chapter 5, Pages 95-119
  • Prompt 6: Chapter 6, Pages 120 – 135
  • Prompt 7: Chapter 7, Pages 136-150
  • Prompt 8: Chapter 10 Pages 189-206
  • Prompt 9: Chapter 11, Pages 208-227
  • Prompt 10: Chapter 12, Pages 228-247
  • Prompt 11: Finale, Pages 248-253

Now it’s your turn! I am looking forward to seeing your pages on Self Friendship!!!

Please share a link to your page (copy and paste the url) here on this post!

Remember: come join us at

OCT 2013 Art Journaling Workshops!

Stargazer Dream Maker Art Journaling Workshop

 

Session #1 October 4th & 5th Workshop Fee $175


SESSION #2 is SOLD OUT!

If you are member of the Art Journal Caravan there is a place for you to coordinate sharing of rental car/hotel etc.

 

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HOTEL INFO

Hampton
http://m.hilton.com/mt/hamptoninn3.h…BHX/index.html

or

Hyatt by Bass Pro Shop
http://www.phoenixmesa.place.hyatt.c…otel/home.html

These are nicer hotels, if you want something cheaper, my zip code is 85203 if you want to search for others. (There are some really gross hotels, so if you find one you would rather try email me and I’ll let you know if I know anything about it).

This workshop will now be held at the NEW STUDIO!
The address of the  studio is

1949 E BROWN RD, SUITE 5
MESA, AZ 85203

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