Monday, September 7, 2009

The Journal as Art

I ordered Drawing From Life - The Journal as Art (compiled by Jennifer New) a while ago and today it arrived. Featuring the journals of more than 30 creative souls, it is absolutely beautiful. I cannot stop paging through it.

Page below by Idelle Weber. I have something similar in mind for my third box insert. (See here and here for previous two inserts.)

This page by Lyle Owerko. I like the combination of black script and photographs.

And now I am off to work on my art journal! (No, actually I am off to have supper and watch a dvd. And then I will work on my art journal.)

11 comments:

Sarah said...

I love books like this-so inspiring! It looks similar to that book I bought a while ago compiled by Danny Gregory-An Illustrated Life.
Hope you get some work done in your journal after the DVD-what did you watch? I have still only done a few pages in my sketchbook project book-things keep getting in the way. Maybe later too!

up and down town said...

how interesting!
and now i will look up Danny Gregory's book too.

L'Atelier said...

looks like an amazing book!
enjoy it!
what did you watch?

Linda Sue said...

well that book is rather intimidating! Inspiring probably- to you because you are genius that way...Laurie has posted the week word "begin" Please go there and leave a comment.PLEEEEEASE, I don't want to begin alone...
Hope you had a nice dinner and ate everything before you excused yourself to , more importantaly, ART!

Freshly Found said...

Good for you!! If I had supper, I would start to watch a DVD, fall asleep on the couch and have to work on my art journal the next day!!

nathalie et cetera said...

I have this book too. It is really a wonderful and inspiring book!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

so it is that good? Great! It's so hard to know without having looked inside.

I'm looking forward to see what you will get the inspiration to make in your art journal

Esti said...

I'd love to browse through it. I'm sure it's a great inspiration source. Look forward to what you'll make.

kendalee said...

I have that book too - isn't it amazing? And Danny Gregory's Everyday Matters. Also incredible. The difference between us is that you will actually transform all that great inspiration into brilliance in your own great journal, whereas I just look at it and sigh! Next edition... yours could be in there too!!!

The word verification is stress. Seriously. There should be some rule that blogger can only generate nonsense words or positive ones, surely?

yoon see said...

I love this book too. Thanks for sharing!
So inspiring:)

aimee said...

"yahooooo!" i said, upon seeing my favorite art journal book here. jennifer is a fabulous soul and an excellent writer. i can't ever say enough about her or this book! have you seen her book about dan eldon? another great one - check it out!