Halloween or Fall Art Journals

Discussion in 'The Creative Spirit' started by Gingerbug, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    I'll be creating a Halloween art journal this year during October...would love to have to join me....or you could just do an autumn one....check out sample pages over at The Creative Spirit. \
  2. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    Here's a sample page...

  3. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Ginger you amaze me! wherever do you get the time to do all this? :)
  4. MrsSoup

    MrsSoup Well-Known Member

    Love it!! I will try to follow along!
  5. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    Art journals are acutally STRESS relievers....you'll be amazed at what a little collage work can do for your spirit....

    HOWEVER...you have to let go of the idea that it is about creating a masterpiece....it's NOT.....it's about having some fun and playing around with art materials.... :)
  6. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    It's like creating in the scrapbook, but without pictures. I get it.....
  7. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    I've posted a list of prompts for the Halloween Art Journal over at The Creative Spirit Facebook group....take a peek if you'd like. You can join the group....simply click join group and I'll add you.

    The prompts will be provided during October with more details etc to get your creative juices flowing. If you like writing more than creating art....you could use the prompts to write each day in October. I plan to post the daily prompts at both The Creative Spirit blog and the Facebook group during October but by getting a sneal peek you can start gathering materials you might use to create them....NO NEED to run to the store...dig through your stash...be on the lookout in magazines etc. You can even save some candy wrappers... :)

    Art Journals can include photographs also...and many do....but some do not. Like my Chritmas art journal had a couple pictures of Evan in it. They are a combination of art and journaling...so many pages have journal boxes and or other types of writing but they also "tell the story" of the page or topic through art...

  8. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Ginger, do you keep all the journals you make?
  9. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    luludou.....so far I have kept the ones I made because they are my personal journals....just like a written journal....recording my thoughts and feelings....I hope some day after I'm long gone my children will still enjoy them...

    On the other hand I think there are some cute ones you can also make for someone...

    Like I was thinking one of those tiny board books that just have 6-8 pages...you know the little two inch square ones...would make nice Valentine art journals that could be created with a certain person in mind and given as their Valentine....
  10. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    I was thinking of doing a Christmas one this year... need to find a small book (maybe like the rudolph one you found last year). I have kept all the prompts.

    Will keep the Halloween prompts too.
  11. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    I'll definitely be doing Christmas again...because I really enjoyed it last year...and we still enjoy looking at it!

  12. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator


    Started on the cover.....finished the front...I've posted details at Facebook group...will blog about it eventually at The Creative Spirit....too tired tonight!
  13. Colleen in PA

    Colleen in PA New Member

    Ginger -

    I loved following along with your Christmas art journal! I'm looking forward to what you come up with for Halloween. I'm thinking DS7 might like to do this...he is very artsy and looooves Halloween. I will join on FB, too. Thank you!
  14. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    YES Colleen I'm thibnking about having Evan join me (my 5 year old grandson!) He has worked on some Index Cards a Day with me and seemed to like it.

    Please check out the prompt list so you can start looking for images etc that he might like to use...Don't have to follow the list but it's what I'll be following...I'll round it out with more details starting October 1st.

    The idea is to do one page a day but really it doesn't matter if you do three or four in one sitting...whatever works but I'm planning to have one for each day of October so 31 pages...you really don't have to though...any number of pages is fine


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