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Visual Journal Page 5: Year 25

My birthday is one of my favorite times of year. While I don’t require week, or month long, celebration, I do require a lot of attention the day of. I begin the countdown around a month before, constantly reminding Nick the first of the month is quickly approaching, August 1st is almost here, and it…

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Visual Journal Page 4: To My Husband

As I worked through my three books, traditions began falling into place. First, came the quote at the start of the book. A way to set the tone for the pages to come. Next, came the dedication to my book. The final page, a space for me to acknowledge the sacrifice and inevitable change in meaning…

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Visual Journal Page 3: The Wrong Way Down a One Way Street

Pre-planning had officially begun. Another summer passed by in the blink of an eye, it was time to go back to the grind. It was the start of my third year teaching high school art. I couldn’t believe two years had already passed. I had survived, so far, with only a few hiccups along the…

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Visual Journal Page 2: Some Things Make Me Wonder…

I loved the book I chose as the base for this visual journal. “Early American Decoration.” The book was filled with off colored pages, interesting fonts, pictures, and had a sturdy cover and binding. I couldn’t wait to start filling the pages. As I moved from the first page to the second, I realized two…

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Encaustic Art: Exploring Mixed Media and Carving Wax

For the past three years I have dabbled in the world of encaustic art. I began incorporating it into sections of my mixed media paintings, and slowly it became my primary medium. I have learned so much in the last three years, how to achieve smooth surfaces, how to manipulate the layers, and most recently,…

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Visual Journal Page 1: Creating Yourself

It had been three years since I started my first visual journal, and here I was, once again staring at a blank canvas. The first page in a book is the most overwhelming. Thinking about filling all of the pages, trying to decide where to start, and realizing I was once again at stage one,…

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