Wednesday, October 14, 2009

PHOTOJOURNALLING - MORE PAGES

The theme for the next entries is "Journeys." Travelling and moving and places you have visited come to the forefront - and that can be actual travels in reality or travels in one's mind.


Here are the pages for that (so far, and I say so far because one can always change these journal entries with more photos, scribbles, extra papers, etc.)












I'm using a Canson journal that is made for scrapbooking - it's brown kraft paper pages are heavy but could be heavier when I paint on them so there is no buckling. Also, journalling takes patience - you must wait until the glue and paint dries before you press the book down to get the buckles out (which I don't always do and then end up with pages glued to the backs of other pages and it ruins a photo...so more patience is needed). I don't even know where I got this book but I have 2 of them and they must have been an impulse buy at some time, perhaps from Dick Blick or Cheap Joe's.

Now I'm supposed to take a photo of "my travelling shoes," and I don't really have a pair of shoes that I consider my constant travelling shoes (well, it depends on where you're going and what the terrain is like and whether it's winter or summer or...a girl has to have many pairs of travelling shoes! ha ha). After I choose one pair, then I begin on the next themed entries about travel...I think I may have covered that in these two pages already but I can always add more and expand. Lisa (LK) gives us questions to answer and tips each time on how to create pages using interesting effects...like using white gesso over your black and white photo and then using colored pencils to bring out just a bit of color in the photo = very cool effect.

9 comments:

Cindi said...

impulse buy??? hmmmm?? that sounds awfully familiar.. i have my own art store in my house, with two of lots of things i forgot i bought last time around!! i will get organized.. i will !!!

this looks like so much fun and no i better not look any more or ill be on the phone, to one of the above stores!!

hugs...

Vicki Greene said...

I have always been sort of hit and miss with journals. I will do well for a time and then..... I don't know if you follow this blog but this is pretty exciting news for people who journal - http://elainefrenett.blogspot.com/
Keep up the good work Rhonda, you don't know where it might take you.

debwardart said...

Looks like you are going to have fun with this photojournaling thing. Also think your figure is very good; glad you are able to get back into drawing.

RHCarpenter said...

Oh, yes, sometimes I get a thought, Cindi, and I just have to have something - and then by the time it comes, I forget what I was going to do with it!
Vicki, I'm the same - usually in January I start and by March I haven't touched it in a week or two! I'll check out the link you sent :)
Thanks, Deb - wait for next figure class assignment - bones and muscles! eeekkk!!

Cindi said...

rhonda...

there is a very special kreative blogger award for you, on my blog.. stop by and pick it up.. if you have any questions on how to bring it to you blog, just let me know!!

thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us!!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Aren't you having fun with this special journal and good to look at too.

RHCarpenter said...

Joan, it's creative but I can't say it's "fun" yet. Maybe I'm not getting into the journal thing like I should? But I am digging up old photos and playing with glues and colors and such. It's another venue - there are so many creative journalers out there and even in this class, the works are fantastic. Mine looks very amateurish compared - but, then, I am an amateur with this :)
Thanks, Cindi! I definitely will bring it over and pass it on after this weekend (going to be so busy being a grandma).

Ginny Stiles said...

You have given me some inspirtation with my watercolor journal (a different kind of journal). But hey...when it rains, you can paint a picutre of your traveling shoes! When I get back to my computer I am going to print this out for sharing with my journal classes...a very cool idea.

RHCarpenter said...

Hope you are home and settled soon, Ginny - but enjoy the travelling while you can :) Do you have on your travelling shoes? ha ha