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Choosing a Pen for Writing (and Sketching) in Your Visual Journal

In this post I take a look at the pens I use and which papers I use them on, and why.

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First Page Spread in My International Fake Journal Month Journal

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Above: The first page spread in my fake journal, started April 1, 2009 (my persona writes the date Year-Month-Date). Click on the image for an enlargement.

This week has been exhausting but interesting. I had to juggle a lot of things. One of those things was the start of IFJM, the other was jury duty. I'll be posting about the later sometime soon.

In the meantime, I wanted to post the opening  spread to my IFJM journal to give people an idea of the approach I'm taking.

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An Update on the MCBA Visual Journal Collective: Using Photos in Your Journals

 

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Above: a page spread I did in our Altered Book Round Robin (the owner of this book elected to use a Handbook journal and not a printed book). The theme for this book was lost and found and inclusions were welcome, but most of the stuff that I find is pretty large so I thought it best to paint the object (a Lake Superior stone). I was working with dip pen, Ziller Glossy black ink (pretty much obliterated by the paint) and Schmincke gouache. Don’t ask me what was going on with the composition here. The verso page was all lumpy from the previous spread’s rivets and inclusions (I had to glue two pages together to cover the eyelet backs and such). I wasn’t going to use that side, and then I was painting it. Well at least it has an interesting texture and it fits with the idea of lost and found “ideas." Click on the image to see an enlargement.

March 16, members of the MCBA Visual Journal Collective met to once again, explore visual journaling and share our work. We watched a short documentary on Peter Beard, a photographer known for his journals filled with photos, scraps of paper, and animal skins and blood.

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