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Tag: sketchbook

How to Select an Altered Book or Visual Journal

Read tips on selecting a visual journal book that can withstand collaging, painting, & more when creating a visual journal or altered book.

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Art Class Projects: Bookbinding & Sketchbooks

Do you need engaging art class projects? Teach your students about book binding and save money by having them make their own sketchbooks! Sketchbooks are a great way for art teachers to save money from their budget while having students gain valuable art practice. Keep reading this blog post to find out more about these…

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Visual Journal Page 55: Bedtime Bear

When I realized what visual journal page I was blogging about today I was equal parts heart warmed and melancholy. This visual journal page is for my Kody Bear who lived a long 13.5 years, but went on to puppy heaven two and a half years ago. Kody Bear was sweet, snuggly *at his discretion,*…

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Visual Journal Page 53: Full Heart, Heartbroken

THE STORY This visual journal page was created back in 2012 I was at a school I knew was a short term situation. After a single year I felt too exhausted to stick it out, but somehow I pushed through an additional two years. My 35 students per class, nonexistent art budget, low administrative support,…

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Visual Journal Page 41: Already on Edge

I was already on edge. I had woken up early, showered, carefully selected my most professional outfit. I was driving on 285 en route to an interview. It wasn’t just any interview. It was an interview at a well regarded private school that happened to be across the street from where my husband worked, we…

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Visual Journal Page 40: A Part of Me

While in college I began creating large scale paintings of women in fancy dresses. I would paint the figures and background in oil paint, then construct intricate dresses out of fabric. I would often take these very high class, traditional looking ladies and place them into an unpredictable scene. A glass might be smashed, someone…

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