Saturday, March 1, 2008

GPP Street Team Crusade #17


Again, I'm sneaking my blog entry in under the wire for Michelle's challenge. The sad thing is, I actually had my art journal box done for almost two weeks. Although I haven't posted my picture until now, I think I can finally say that I am an art journaler. I have tried starting art journals off and on over the past two years but never did more than a couple of pages. Well, I'm proud to say that this morning I did my sixth consective daily art page since I put together this box. But even more exciting for me has been that each page is a result of my thoughts while I have been riding my exercise bike (that means I've spent 30 minutes biking everyday for the past six days -- YEAH! pardon me while I pat myself on the back). I took the box out for its first "travel experience" yesterday. My friend Kay and I took a road trip to Green Bay to check out a business, The Assemblage Studio, I discovered web surfing last year. The photo of my art journal box was actually taken "on location" at The Assemblage Studio. Since I didn't have time to finish my page after biking, I took the box so I could finish it there. I need to do a little raving now about The Assemblage Studio. What I loved about this business was the concept of having an amazing variety of items to purchase for altered art projects plus the ability to work there (so we could pick out the perfect pieces as we worked). Teresa Ann Gifford, the owner and altered artist extraordinaire, was so incredibly nice. Since the road trip was only planned less than a day before we went, we didn't think to call ahead to see about the work space or anything. But Teresa welcomed us with open arms and shared not only her wonderful space but a wealth of information.

If you ever find yourself in the Green Bay area (technically the business is in DePere), definitely plan a stop at her business or sign up for some of the amazing classes she offers. You will not be disappointed.

I'll sign off with pictures of a couple of my favorite art journal pages.

13 comments:

michelle ward said...

Diane - thanks for taking the time to get your post made and photo taken of your journal kit. Bravo to you for USING it, and for exercising both your body and your creative muscles! Stretch that arm and pat yourself on the back then reach over for a high five from me! Looks like a fun place you visited - you can buy stuff and work there? Awesome. Love that colorful journal page too. Thanks for playing!

LostLuggage said...

I agree- it is much easier to commit to journaling if your supplies are all in one place, ready to go! Congratulations on your bike riding too!!

Julie said...

Fabulous kit and page...love the look of the shop too!

Ursula Clamer said...

Wow! You deserve a pat on the back for your consistent journalling as well as you daily excercise! What a great idea. Ux

carin.c said...

WOW - congrats on your daily success with both journal pages AND exercize... I need to hop on my treadmill myself! I especially love the windows page - SO vibrant - and it helps express the quote so well!

Jane B. said...

Congratulations on keeping with the journaling; you're inspiring! I love the stone angels - I really enjoy going to old graveyards and photographing the stones. The stories that they seem to whisper are compelling to us as artists. Your blog page is beautifully laid out as well, and I love the inspirational links that you have shared. Thank you!

tina's space said...

great kit and even greater that you journal after exercise. yes pat yourself on the back!!! you deserve all the kudos.

JeriAnn said...

Journaling and daily exercise? Sounds like the secret to a long and happy life. I liked your journal pages -- great use of color. Assemblage sounded great. I've heard of Scrapbook stores that did this but never one for mixed media artists. What a terrific find!

jadadog said...

hey friend! how are you? Thanks for the comment....I love checking in on you...gotta do it more often!!!! I miss you!

Scrapbook Princess said...

Love the art journal box!! Keep up on the exercising too, I am starting tomorrow (promise hee hee)

~ Amy W ~ said...

Oh,wow! I want to see all those pages Diane!!! Pat yourself on the back for that too :)!!

Hugs friend!

The Bag Lady's Art said...

Hi Diane! Thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my zne photo! I thought I would stop by your blog and take a peek. Very nice. I keep seeing the GPP Street Team Crusades and one of these days I would love to join in the fun. Lovely work, and your journal kit makes me jealous, I usually carry my supplies in a ziplock bag!
Pam Carriker

Rachael said...

Such great work!!!

Really love those different colored windows!!!

How are you?