Saturday, April 28, 2012

Challenge! Ying Yang

What is the best/worst part of__________?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

This is the first thing I see every morning when I wake up. It's the view from my bathroom window. I've photographed it every imaginable time of day and season for over a year now with the intention of painting the different views.

So far I've only painted it once. I think I might get a new watercolor journal and dedicate it just to this view. 

I photograph it because photography is very immediate, but painting allows you to more deeply experience it. 

This photo was taken in the early morning when the sun is rising from the east and hits the left side of the houses. 

This painting was done from a more gray day photo. All the colors were grayed down and there were no shadows to speak of.  


I made a little video about Put it on Paper!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Challenge! First Thing

Challenge! yourself to journal about the first thing you think about when you wake up.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


As you've probably guessed Put it on Paper is a new zine all about art journaling that Jane and I are putting together. Our mission is to offer inspiration and encouragement to our readers so that they may get in touch with their creative side through the practice of art journaling. We believe there is not right or wrong way to journal and that journaling is healthy play. We want to encourage people to explore their inner selves as well as their world through their art journal. We plan to focus on down-to-earth and do-it-yourself materials.

Our first issue comes out June 1st, 2012 and will feature articles by Eveline Hessels and SirensIdyll (Jazmin), an interview with Ted Micu, product reviews as well as techniques instruction. Each article will give you real art journaling insight from real art journalers as well as fantastic images. To accompany the zine we'll have a workbook called Put it on Paper: Challenge! It will feature a series of art journaling prompts inspired by the zine's articles in a slim carry-along-with-you-everywhere size.

We plan on publishing 4 issues a year via MagCloud. They'll each be available as a digital download and as a print option. It will give people an option to get a professionally printed and bound version of the zine without using an entire ink cartridge.

We're really excited and hope you are too!


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Challenge! Yourself

Challenge! yourself to write something in your art journal that you don't want anyone else to know, but do it in a way that only YOU understand.

Sunday, April 1, 2012