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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

No Excuses with Gina Rossi Armfeld


Do you want to journal more often and more creatively?  Gina Rossi Armfeld, above, has created an easy and fun way to keep up with daily art journaling! Gina helps you create a daily practice, using a calendar as a journal. She provides lots of prompts and inspirations to keep your creativity flowing.

I am honored to have my work included in her new book, coming soon from North Light, No Excuses Art Journaling To celebrate the launch of her new site, Gina's holding a blog party!





If you want to know more about the No Excuses Approach, now's  your chance. I'm holding a giveaway of Gina's new DVD: The No Excuses Approach to Drawing and Watercolor! Just post a comment on this blog, telling about your current art journal--what it looks like, how often you work in it, how you use it, etc. A week from now I'll pick a winner at random. So, be sure to check this blog on Wednesday, May 29!






Find out lots more about Gina's fresh approach--check out her new site! To see even more of Gina's work, visit here. The banner itself will knock you out! 

You'll enjoy visiting the whole blog party list.


Blog Party Hosts:

May 20 - Dion Dior
May 22 - Serena Barton
May 23 - Chris Kalina
May 24 - Kelly Kilmer
May 28 - Pam Garrison
May 29 - Jennifer Joanou
May 30 - Tracie Huskamp
May 31 - Leslie Riley


45 comments:

Gill said...

I have several on the go but I don't work in them often enough!!

Sandra Strait said...

I have several art journals because I like to use different kinds of paper. With some, I'm inspired towards fine art, others I just doodle and some I glue and heat and smear with all sort of mixed media proudcts.

Colleayn said...

I need to get more brave in my art journal. I still reach for a single sheet of paper, but I want to start an art journal so I do art to play vs. trying to have is just so. What a great way to learn.

Ami said...

I try to work daily but most often it ends up being in spurts. Still love what I see when I look back through them.

April Cole said...

I do not think I have one "completed" art journal... There are pages that are filled with color, pockets, tip-ins & such, others that need written thoughts, and some of my pages are blank!
I start from the middle and work my way through... I would like to develope more, a disapline for this art.

pupton said...

I too have several art journals of different sizes: most with just a couple of pages done!

Jennifer McLean said...

gosh, this new book and dvd's sound so fantastic. I have a moleskine that I journal in but I just don't have a pattern of use, that's what I'd love to learn and since I'm mostly a watercolorist, the dvd you're giving away would be perfect. I'll cross my fingers!

gina rossi armfield said...

Serena Thank you for the Kind words!!

Tammy said...

I just started art journaling and just finished my 3rd page. So far I've been using gesso, acrylic paints, and found items around the house; magazine cut outs, lids (for patterns) and even a bingo dabber my son left behind after he moved out. I've been having a great time and would love the DVD to learn more!

ginigin said...

I have a few journals going, but the one I work in most is an altered composition book. The cover is a vision board from 2012 and that set the theme for healing. Some pages are visual interpretations of affirmations, some are exercises from a class I taught on visioning, there are some mixed media experiments and some full moon dream boards. I grab this book when our art group meets or I teach a visioning class. Then I have a mini version with more dry techniques that I use as a sample book to teach visual journaling to kids. As my goal for the year is to start a daily practice and I already keep a page a day planner, I'd love to win this dvd to merge the two. Thanks much!

Webster said...

I keep telling myself that I AM going to start an art journal. Winning this will give me the push to do just that. Fingers crossed.

bockel24 said...

thanks for including me in your drawing - love your work BTW!

Adelina IANM said...

Love art journalling. Do mostly collage. Would love to find more time to do it, though.

Unknown said...

I'm a serial, binge journaler wt at least two journals going at one time. The larger one wt heavier paper for mixed media pieces which I may plunder for larger, more finished pieces. The other, a cheap spiral one that receives more frequent attention is full of musing, ranting,cutting & pasting, and pen & ink drawings - whatever is on my mind, in my creative imagination or simply an image that strongly resonates. It's taken me several years to accept the hap-hazard, raggedy, grab bag nature of this journal.

hawkes said...

I have a few journals but don't seem to get to them very often but don't seem to get to them often enough.

Milly Winter said...

This blog-hop is so exciting and filled with inspiration. Can't wait to rekindle the journaling fire which has dropped down to embers in recent months. Thank you for your generous giveaway.

Linda M said...

I have a pile of journals, most are empty and the rest have just a few pages done. I do several different daily practices,but art journaling never quite makes it.

Barbara Johnson said...

I'm new to art journaling. I love doing collage work.

texasbarb said...

I'm loving the blog hop for Gina's book. It's introducing me to new art blogs that I probably wouldn't have found otherwise. Thank you for the opportunity!

Ann Strecko Koeman said...

I often make excuses as to why I dont have the time....but whenever I actually get to it I am so at peace.

Creative Soul Juice - Hobby Parent said...

My current art journal was started in Leslie Riley's workshop at Art & Soul- Navigation: Charting a Course to Your Soul. So I have art prompts and some great inspirations for the pages I started there and where my journey is taking me. ~Hobby

Serena Barton said...

Thank you all for the great comments! It's really interesting to read about the various ways you journal.

Hobby Parent, I took Lesley Riley's Navigation class also. I love the journal I made in the class and continued to work on it for about a year afterwards.

I hope you'll all check back here the first week of June, when I'll be holding a blog hop celebrating the release of my new book, Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop! And May 29th I'll announce the winner of the Gina Armfeld DVD!

Wanda H said...

I've been art journaling for less than a year and sometimes go weeks before doing a page. I'd really like to get more regular with it!!! Looking forward to the book and thanks for the chance to win a dvd!!

The Best Decade said...

I would love to win this cd as it would take my work to a higher level!

Deborah Shoop said...

My current art journal is a distresses file folder journal I added sewn pages to for a vacation I took to NYC last week. Lots of fun, and lots still left to do.

I'd love to win the DVD!

Kim B said...

I have started two--one an old book that I like to draw with pencil in and one a scrapbook like book that I have only just begun. I am new to art journaling. I have some anxiety about doing it wrong..lol

Carol said...

My current journal is a small handmade, travel one for a recent trip to Hamilton. We've been back for 3 weeks, and it isn't finished yet . . . do you suppose I need this DVD?!?

Hill Country Hippie said...

I would love anything that could motivate me to create art every day!

Melody said...

I have the /creative Journaling kit from Faber-Castell. I'm learning a lot.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie H. said...

My current art journal is a Strathmore Art Journal that I'm using to explore various techniques. I also have a small spiral notebook that I'm using for quick pages. I figure if the page isn't too big I'll get more done.

I'd love to win the DVD to help me in artist growth and journey.

Christy said...

I'd love a chance to win Gina's DVD. I currently work in a watercolor journal - working from the back, or middle or front and even upside down. It really is one big experiment - to try something new and see how it works out.

Kate Burroughs said...

I like making handmade journals, with different types of paper in them. I also like working in pre-made journals. Thanks for a chance to win!
Aloha, Kate

Renelde Napoli said...

I work in several books at once, because I don't have the perfect book. I do it daily usually, but it's more of a practice habit than journaling I guess.

Diana said...

I have 3 journals going right now - one nearly finished - a brand new one just begun (because I had to try a Moleskine since I heard so much about them) and also one that is about half done. I've only been journaling for about a year now and am finding I like a variety of papers - watercolor - very smooth for sketching - which is why I keep flipping back and forth between the journals. I'd love to win the give away! Thanks for sharing!

Tammie Lee said...

such a wonderful and generous give away!

i love art journalling. I seem to make art almost daily. I have a few journals I can reach for. Some are books with words, some take paint and some for sketching. love them all!

Anonymous said...

Just buy a set of prang paint and ready to learn. AY (monster05@gmail.com)

Kelley said...

I need to get away from the excuses, and start creating!

Shine on!
Kelley

Deborah said...

Hi Serena,

I'm new to art journaling. Far from a predictable practice for me. Started with line drawing doodles. Have taken a sketching and watercolor course, so now I sometimes do that as well! Would love to be encouraged by No Excuses!

Mary Dean said...

I love a chance to win. I love her style, and I have your book, too! Thanks!

Mary Dean
Cartermaryd@hotmail.com

Theresa Merkling said...

My journal is a life book - calendars by month followed with lots of blank pages for everything going on - scrap book type stuff, class notes, quotes, reading list, patterns, sketches, checklists and the like. Tried other, purer efforts but never got far with them - for now, this model meets my needs best.

liberal sprinkles said...

I have one for doodling and testing out ideas, which I use quite frequently, and another art journal that I work in weekly. Thanks for the chance to win!
Grace
liberalsprinkles at gmail dot com

Linda said...

This is so exciting.... and something I really need! Love your blog, too!!!

Vanessa said...

I have a big moleskine sketchbook. I love to play in it but, I think I need one with watercolor paper! thanks for the chance to win :)

Leanne said...

I try and get into my art journal once a week. Newly in a full time job so finding the time is tricky. It's a mish mash of styles which I like because then I can play however I like. This is for *me*. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Kate said...

I have several journals going right now. A lettering one, a watercolor, a collage/smash, and a mixed media one.