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Creative Goodness with Gluebooks: eBook [Free!]

January 4, 2013

Inspired by my 2012 6 Degrees of Creativity 2 e-workshop, Creative Goodness with Gluebooks, a mini eBook is now available to download!

Creative Goodness with Gluebooks eBook

Creative Goodness with Gluebooks invites you to learn about the possibilities and creativity of gluebooks! This free 6 page color PDF will introduce you to easy ideas that gluebooks can be created with repurposed and general art materials, as well as fun ways to develop, collect, and use your paper stash!

Contents:

  • What is a Gluebook?
  • Cultivating & Creating Your Paper Stash
  • Paper Stash Ideas
  • Material Ideas to Use with Gluebooking
  • Gluebook Prompts
  • Brown Paper Bag Gluebook How To
  • File Folder Gluebook How To [VIDEO]
  • SMASH books
  • Inspiration, Resources, & Links

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Once adding this eBook using the free checkout above and an e-mail address to send it to (for this purpose only), you will automatically receive a link to download the PDF file.

Happy Gluebooking!

 

Revolution Visual Journaling: Fiona Fitzpatrick

January 6, 2012

Since the launch of my ready to revolution eBook, I’ve been receiving some images and word on art journaling pages from individuals working on their 2012 Revolution!  This has been so very cool to receive and learn more about!

In this post I wanted to highlight Art Therapist Fiona Fitzpatrick who recently sent me some of her revolution art after checking out ready for revolution.  Fiona has been involved with art journaling for a few years now, which also includes teaching Visual Journaling: Where Images and Words Meet at Sydney University’s Centre for Continuing Education in Australia to introduce and explore its benefits. During our e-mail exchanges, Fiona expressed that she enjoys the process of combining images with writing in the format of a book and keeps various journals and altered books for different areas of her life, both personal and work related.  Great self-care and a nice way to maintain your personal creative practice with art-making!

Fiona chose to simplify her revolution making process and decided on three intentions to focus on for 2012:

Fiona's Intentions Book Cover

Fiona's Stillness Spread

Fiona's Trust Spread

Fiona's Yes Spread

Thanks to Fiona for her willingness to share her art journaling with the Creativity in Motion community!  I definitely agree with Fiona’s thoughts about this kind of art-making and sharing being a nice balance for the art therapist’s creative self-expression and to just have fun!

Recent resources I also wanted to share on the topic of art journaling and its benefits:

Ringing in the New Year with Revolution Art Making

December 31, 2011

All week I have been in denial that 2011’s 21 SECRETS is closing on December 31, 2011, but today that day is finally here.  I still can’t believe it.  I’ve sooo enjoyed being part of and teaching in this art journaling community organized by Connie Hozvicka of Dirty Footprints Studio…21 SECRETS has truly been a highlight of my 2011.  The creative connections, art journaling ideas, inspiration, and encouragement have been amazingly wonderful and I will really miss this community!

I will especially miss everyone who participated in my 21 SECRETS workshop ready for revolutionIf you haven’t already checked out this post from November, it features many of the revolution art journal pages and books created since 21 SECRETS opened in April.  So inspiring!  Definitely worth another mention (and watch)!

With 21 SECRETS coming to a close, I’ve invited ready for revolution participants to share their 2012 intentions or any of their revolution art in the works:

Janet's 2012 Revolution Intentions

I created this image on my computer to share my Revo’lution words for 2012. The background image is of a Pohutukawa tree flower bud.  Here in New Zealand we call them the NZ Christmas tree as they have bright red joyful flowers that are out at Christmas time. This bud is about to burst open and “OPEN” is a big word for me this year.  To be authenticially OPEN to  vulnerability, love, joy, gentle kindness, compassion, gratitude, connection and belonging, so I can allow my resilient spirit to live whole-heartedly    ~Janet

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Janette's 2012 Revolution-Page 1- Inspire

I have started my Revo-lution 2012 book, I’ve only done one page so far but I thought I would share it…The book is a 5″ by 5″ board book stripped back to the board and then gesso’d and I’ve used images that inspire me.  The couple on the left are my parents who have loved and inspired me all my life; the sunset at Castara bay in Sunny Tobago (one of my favourite places on earth); a bit of an old map of Ryde which has a fascinating history; Albert Einstein – who was a genius, deep thinker and often a little playful, I would have loved to have met him; Joan Miro is one of my favourite artists and so is Keith Haring.  The little image bottom right says Plant a Seed, because that’s what inspiration is – the potential for something great.  I’ve included ArchBishop Desmond Tutu because he is another highly intellegent man, deep thinker, has a heart the size of a planet and a ‘wicked’ laugh.  I would love to meet him.  ~Janette 

(See more of Janette’s revolution book making forthcoming on her blog.)

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Lani's Revolution Page for Joy

I was also very excited to see Lani Gerity share her completed 2012 revolution book on her blog.  Check out Lani’s wonderful revolution book for twentytwelve and reflections on her intentions here.

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And this great idea from Phoenix was posted yesterday:  I’m hoping to spend 12/31 contemplating and creating pages for my revolution journal for 2012. I ran out of time to make one during 21 Secrets, but my goal is to have photos of the pages on my phone or Ipod so I can look at them regularly and remember my priorities for the year.  Honestly, thank you so, so much for your class. I’ve always been big on resolutions that vanish within a day or so of real life. I hadn’t realised just how exhausting it all was until I sat and watched your workshop and something inside me seemed to just relax at the idea of visual reminders of the direction I’m heading (not the dress size I’m wanting!!!)

I looooove all these good vibes for ringing in the New Year with revolution art making….  and here’s some more good stuff for art journaling in 2012:  A new 21 SECRETS line up has been announced for 2012 and goes on sale January 2.   Yay!

Happy 2012!

Ready for Revolution Art Journaling eBook Now Available

December 10, 2011

It is that time of year where I begin to eagerly review my revolution created at the beginning of this year, as well as start to think about the revolution and intentions I want to create and welcome for this new year approaching.  I can’t wait to share my reflections from 2011’s intentions and what my new revolution looks like soon…

In celebration of this annual practice and tradition, I am excited to finally announce the Ready for Revolution eBook, which is a visual how to of the art journaling workshop I did throughout this year for 21 SECRETS.

This 10 page full color PDF download provides the step by step process and creative resources to explore, identify, and get started with your own revolution making!  No need to create resolutions for the New Year when you can artfully create your very own revolution to invite and welcome into your twentytwelve life!  Start 2012 with intentions you want to cultivate, build on, and attract more of in your personal and professional life!  Through material and media ideas, journaling prompts, and visual journaling examples, this e-book will guide you to inspire and discover the hopes and aspirations of personal transformation through your art journaling.

The eBook’s contents include four sections:

Preparation:  [prep·a·ra·tion]
The action of making ready or being made ready for use.
  • Learn how to prepare and create your own revolution art journal using a children’s board book.
Intention: [in·ten·tion]
A course of action that one intends to follow. An aim that guides action; an objective, purpose.
  • Identifying your 2012 intentions
  • Why are intentions important?
  • Journaling prompts and inspiration
Creation: [cre·a·tion]
The action or process of bringing something into existence.
  • Mixed media and collage material ideas
  • Visual journaling examples of handmade revolutions
Transformation: [trans·for·ma·tion]
A marked or thorough change in form.
  • Tips to help put your handmade revolution into motion

Also included is the wonderful art journaling examples, inspiration, and reflections from artists Janette Gregson, Kathryn Taiaroa, and Janet McLeod who have participated in their own revolution making with me this year!

Ready for Revolution eBook is only $9.99 (USD) and is available to purchase now here:

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This e-book is a PDF file that will be sent to the e-mail you used for your purchase. (Please also monitor your spam/junk folder as well).

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at gretchenmiller@cox.net

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