To begin, I hate when people claim things are "authentic" or "definitive" because rarely are they ever. Going beyond the title, this week's book is True Vision: Authentic Art Journaling by L.K. Ludwig. Another point that I would like to get out of the way--there is no particular way to create a journal, scrapbook, or art journal. The process that each person takes should be deliberately their own. Having said that, what I do find helpful is when other people share their techniques and creative processes with others. More importantly, when people SHARE their ACTUAL PAGES with others is the utmost form of teaching.
From the Introduction:
Each page of this book is packed with material to inspire you. Along with incredible artwork from some talented artists and guidance on various common art journal themes, you will find a journal prompt running down the right-hand side of each page spread. There is also a fill-in-the-blank prompt or a question, related to the content of each chapter, posted on the bottom left corner of every page spread. The prompts are there to assist you when faced with a blank page, when you are looking for a place to begin, or when you simply need a new ideas. Several gifted artists provide a closer look into how they work or how a particular work developed.
This is a great resources for anyone interested in journaling, art journaling, scrapbooking or understanding creativity. Full of great ideas, techniques, and beautiful examples, this is a must have.
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