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Art Journal Book Club: Fabulous Friendship Festival Launch Party

Book Club: Fabulous Friendship Festival Launch Party!


by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

Welcome friends to Studio Tangie’s “If Every Art Journaler Read the Same Book” Club’s Fabulous Friendship Festival Launch Party!!!!

I’m overwhelmed and giddy with excitement over the response we’ve had here on the blog and on the scrapbookgraphics.com message-boards so far. Thank you to everyone who is on board, I can’t wait to get to know you all better as we embark on this 10-week journey together.

If you are brand new to us, see the announcement of the first book, Fabulous Friendship Festival by Sark, here.

A Little Bit About the Author

SARK, aka Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

Sark teaches personal transformation classes live, and is the author and illustrator of over a dozen books, selling millions.

Her first work was a poster, (year: 1989), titled “How to Be an Artist.” Her first book she wrote in two weeks, titled “A Creative Companion.”

In 2003, she relaunched her company as Planet SARK, focusing on publishing, events, and online commerce.

A list of her books can be found at SARK (author) – Wikipedia, including Succulent Wild Woman: Dancing with Your Wonder-full Self!,
Make Your Creative Dreams Real: A Plan for Procrastinators, Perfectionists, Busy People, Avoiders, and People Who Would Really Rather Sleep All Day, and Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper: Gifting the World with Your Words and Stories, and Creating the Time and Energy to Actually Do It.

SARK (author) – Wikipedia

Sark: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle – Amazon



Welcome Video and First Prompt


CLICK HERE: Welcome Video on Youtube


Prompt 1: Instructions and FAQ

Prompt One is to create your cover for your art journal, and also a title page if you want.


No reading instructions for Prompt 1! Just do your cover.

If you have the book, and want to know what Chapters we will be reading,

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

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.There will also be an Art Journal Technique suggestion each week. You can make as many pages or as few pages as you like.

Step 3. Participate in discussion of the readings at the social network Connect in the special group just for us HERE. Register or login with your Facebook account. You can also ask questions there or here on the blog.

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 ntofication.

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

Step 6. Make sure you have fun! :)


Inspiration for Week 1: Cover

Julie Ann

How To:

I started with my Smashbook Journal. I took a butterfly stencil, and sprayed a white gold mist, a gold mist, and a cherry mist over it. Then I outlined it with pen.

I used a border sticker under the aqua trim. I attached the floral stem with Beacon 3 in 1 Adhesive, and then attached the pink flower. I added the wood hearts.

I figured out how the word “friendship” would fit starting with p and working backwards. Then I added the words above it.


Now it’s your turn! I am looking forward to seeing your covers and/or title pages!!!

Next week, I’ll see you back here for my prompts based on Chapter 1!


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