Remember: Bring your messy self, take what you need (no such thing as being behind), and remember that more than zero is enough. Here's the prompt for today's Messy May:Create a page that connects you to your art process. You can do this by including...
Johanna is a mother of 3 who is inspired to document her life (and her children’s). She makes her own journals and avidly fills them with celebrations of every-day moments.
Real life is what makes art with Johanna Clough
You’re putting your life into it so that’s what makes it something special. That’s what makes you appreciate it and other people as well. It really doesn’t matter what you use and it’s funny to say that because I make journals and I’m very passionate about it because...
Real life is what makes the art what it is
You’re putting your life into it so that’s what makes it something special.
A look at Johanna’s pages – identifying the 5 elements
A look into some of my personal journal pages. We identify the elements I use together and look into the individual roles of each, what they bring to the page, how they bring it to the page and where they stem from.
5 elements to meaningful journal pages
This workshop gives you a run down of 5 simple things to strive to include in your journal pages to ensure you are filling them with meaning, purpose, story telling and emotion. How to successfully encapsulate the significance of a moment no matter how small it may be.
Johanna is a young mother of 3; inspired by documenting their lives and memories she makes her own journals and is avid about using them to celebrate the every-day moments.
Welcome to Pieces
Welcome to the class!
Lesson 1 – Assembling the Book
How to assemble your own chosen papers into a simple art journal.
Lesson 2 – Personalising the Cover and Preparing Insides
An introduction into the focus points we will be learning, and have a look at the worksheets and printables provided for the remainder of the course.
Lesson 3 – Symbolism
Three focus points we can utilize for a more meaningful and eclectic journal and incorporating symbolism into our journal pages.
Lesson 4 – Interaction
How and why we should incorporate interaction into our journal pages.
Lesson 5 – Real Life Pieces
Incorporating real life pieces into our journal pages – the things that accumulate in your life on their own accord; little mementos that come from events you attend, people you meet or places you visit.
Learn how to think like a junk journaler – becoming more mindful and creative with what is available around you and enjoying and embracing imperfection. In Pieces, Johanna Clough will show you how to repurpose bits and pieces you have collected and put them to use in your art journal. You will start by creating a simple no-sew art journal in a junk journal style. In each lesson, you will experiment with creating pages with items that you have collected and repurposed from your life and use symbolism and interaction to give your pages depth. This class is perfect for anyone who enjoys creating pages based on found elements or anyone who struggles with allowing themselves to let go of perfection.
A walk through of my (almost!) completed art journal.