Get creative next Tuesday!

finished journals, back side
sample journals created in the last class

Just one week until the Creative Journal Cover class! Who’s coming??

Tuesday, August 21st, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Creative Journal Cover – Lynne Medsker Studio, Brownsburg, Indiana $30, includes all supplies.

Journal Creations

Although not quite as bad as catching up from March, these are images from an “open studio” class time in April. The project for that day was to create journals, using recycled materials for the cover. Specifically they all began as cereal boxes! Here are some “start to finish” photos of the journals in various stages.

beginning cover
folded box, adding textured paper
folded box, aluminum layer added on top & embossed with design
journal cover
journal cover, adding colored ink
journal cover
journal cover, more layers of ink/color
journal cover
stamping on the colorful inks
finished journal #1
finished journal #1
journal cover 2
finished journal #2
detail, journal #3
detail, finished journal #3
finished journals, back side
back side of all finished journals

I love how all of these turned out differently. That’s one of my favorite things about being with creative souls…even with the same materials and techniques each of us is so different in our vision. Amazing!

From exercise to photo art!

photo of clippings #1 © lynne medsker

These images kind of morphed from their original intent into something entirely different! I love when that happens! They began as small magazine clippings that I cut, all to be glued into art journals and used as inspiration for future art compositions. Mostly looking for interesting shapes & lines I also ended up with a lovely variety of colors. As I continued clipping them and piling them on the table I could see how awesome they would look if photographed together. Out came the camera!

photo of clippings #2 © lynne medsker
photo of clippings #3 © lynne medsker
photo of clippings #4 © lynne medsker

I was sure that I’d upload them and then throw them into Photoshop to create some kind amazing digital artwork but the more I looked at them the more I enjoyed them just as they are! So now I’ve got even more motivation to continue with the art journals. Taking photos of the groups of images as well as inspiration from each individual one, a rather accidental form of multitasking. 🙂

What motivates and inspires you?