A few weeks back I decided to join the 21 Secrets Art Journal Playground. I'm soooo glad that I did. In summary it's a collection 21 classes by 21 different art journallers all in one happy Ning community site. Fabulous! I am going to record my experience of each class here.
Collage Paint and Soul (Tamara Laporte)
A great class, learnt so much about layering and handling papers in the correct way so that they don't crinkle when wet. I think I also learnt a lot about symbolism. Here I have a month, a lunar hare and the moon - all connected through spirals. I found this page to be quite healing for me. Actually created on a night when the moon was looking full and beautiful. Someone commented on the site that it has an oriental feel, I am feeling quite inspired by Japanese and Indian art/colours at the moment.
Urban Layer Cake (Tammy Garcia)
This was great for letting go and just not thinking too much. The idea wasn't to create anything pretty it was just to enjoy the process which I truly did.
Beautiful You, Radiant You (Ingrid Murray)
Through the use of mandalas and story boards we can gain an insight as to what is going on in our subconcious. Quite revealing and it will be interesting to come back to it in 6 months or so to see if the same images may recur, where my thought patterns are stuck, which bits of me still need healing/venting/release etc.