the course runs
for 37 days, starting on the 1st of december and culminating on the 6th of
january to include the twelve days of christmas. each day, you'll receive
a class email to prompt a daily entry in your journal. each class email
will provide a writing prompt along with techniques and ideas to help you along
the art journalling path. with speedy techniques borrowed and adapted from
a variety of art forms, you'll have the opportunity to try something new without
investing in extra supplies or spending hours only to be frustrated.
you're free to create in any form you feel
comfortable: you might be an experienced art journaller, a painter, a
scrapbooker, or a perpetual diary keeper. every idea can be customised to
your tastes. you might be absolutely new to all of this. that's fine
too. but there's no how-to-make-this-step-by-step to produce clones.
things to try, certainly. things you must do? never.
all participants are welcome to submit scans or
digital photos of their work for display in a group gallery and even possible
publication. sharing your work along the way will provide us with the collaboration principle upon which
i build all my online classes. this process lets you hitchhike ideas and
observe how various artists all put their individual touches on similar themes.
of course, sharing is up to you and if you'd rather keep your work just for
yourself, that's perfectly fine too.
a chat room will be provided for live
discussion between class members. schedule a slot if you've got time to
chat with some fellow journallers, but don't feel like it's mandatory. we
all know how busy december gets and the entire point of the course is to show
you, firsthand, how you CAN fit a journal into your busy schedule. don't
worry about emailing less when the season gets busier -- it's to be expected.
you'll still receive a daily email with hints on making entries quickly (and
we're talking a few MINUTES, ok?) without sacrificing style or meaning.
want to participate but celebrate something
other than christmas? you're more than welcome. the prompts will
still apply to you and your own traditions. this is your journal: it deals
with your opinions and your beliefs and your traditions this december. a
gift marked to: you, from: you.