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As many of you already know I journal everywhere I go. It is a wonderful way for me to stay engaged with my art and studio time while documenting my trip in a fun, interesting and stress free way.
I generally decide before i leave home the style and method I’ll use to journal. Over the years I’ve used many different style journals to work in, with experience I’ve learn that small journals, with some kind of closure like sting or elastic is best. It needs to be small enough to fit in the purse I’ve selected to travel with and I also like to take an accompanying pencil case that will hold the various pens and pencils I want to use along with small paint tubes of primarily matt acrylic paints, on this journal I used black. watercolor brush (which I use With my watercolor pencils) and my trusty glue stick.
I do love the Moleskine journals for a number of reasons…They are easy to find even during travels most places carry them in the event I’ve left home without one or have more to document than one book will accommodate. The paper is of a good quality so that paints work just fine on the pages, ( I don’t recommend working with too much water but the pages can handle minimal saturation). Most versions come with an inside back pocket so when I’m traveling around and come across things that I want to put into the journal this pocket is a great place to store things until I sit down to work. And the most endearing feature is the elastic strap that keeps the journal closed. This becomes increasingly more important as your trip wears on and your journal begins to expand from all of the wonderful keepsakes that are documenting your vacation.
I generally reach for the 3.5 X 5.5 size, it’s a perfect size to work in and document. I’ll use larger books when I plan to do artwork along with keeping a travel journal, but I find if I want to primarily document the trip while working with my pens and paints this passport size Moleskine is perfect!
For this journal I decided that I wanted to work primarily in white ink on black paint, and to my surprise the printed literature of so many Australian business is highly graphic and in black and white! Who knew right? Much of what I documented worked beautiful into my Journal and consequently my little white pen got lots of use.
I’ve placed a link for the 12 pack because honestly I purchase them by the dozen because I go through them so fast that to buy one or two at a time is just not sufficient for me, and its far more economical, but certainly if you just want to try just 1 then by all means follow this link here!
Enjoy your own Journaling time!
Love and Peace
Here’s an Interview that I did on Cory Huff’s podcast a few months ago, thought you might like to view it if you haven’t already….Enjoy!
As I travel around this incredible country from the big cities of Sydney and Melbourne to the coastal towns of Geelong and Lorne to name a few….
You guys know how I’m the ambassador of daily art journaling , “365 days in the life of a journal”😊
I’ll be introducing an “Art Journaling” membership group to inspire + encourage + teach you my techniques… coming up in January 2018. I’ll keep you posted!
Until then enjoy your Holidays ❣️
Love and Peace
I’m Heading to Australia! Want to Join Me?
Belinda Richards of “Creative Sanctuary Retreats” and @bindi1962 on Instagram has invited me to present my ArtMythos: Telling Our Stories Workshop….
I have some really wonderful followers on that side of the pond and it’s easier for me to get to you guys than you to me…So my fabulous friend Belinda organized this workshop on her turf for the wonderful artist there.
Here are the details…Hope you can come!
Love and Peace…
Join us on September 28th at noon EST to learn how to get started so you can lead your own FAB retreat!
Or, if you want to come on any of these retreats for fun and inspiration join us to learn more and be among the first to sign up.
Living Life Thru Art!
I’m a traveling artist, a gypsetter, a rarebird.
Every picture I post is designed to reflect this combined aesthetic,
into a single visual message.
I’m launching a Brand Clarity Course for Artist!
Yes, I get a lot of questions about how I’ve been successful on Instagram and the best ways for Artist to make money? So I thought it would be the easiest and most helpful to put those answers in a Video Course…
This Course is designed to get your on-line Brand reflective of your true passion and ways to build and connect with your ideal audience.
If you’re at all curious but not sure if you’re ready yet, then this is truly the course for you! I’ll help you to get going as well as help you clarify direction if you’ve already started!
The Course is designed to give you tips that will help you get up and running fast or revamp your present page…you’ll receive one email per day for 5 days that way you can fit the assignments into your schedule and work at your own pace.
Go to my website robynmcclendon.com to sign up and keep an eye on your in box for start date info….Hope to see you in the Course!
I wanted to share my current exploration into mark making with collage elements.
Those of you have been following me for awhile know I love mark making. So for the past week I’ve been working with a new color pallet. Inspired by the monochromatic effects of the blush pink paints against the cream tones of the paper I love using.
Much Peace and Love
Hello on one of the last days of 2016! Here’s a short video inviting you to link up with me in 2017. I’ll be sharing various strategies for creating passive income through art, giveaways and much more!
One of the latest books from the studio…
Much Peace and Love