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A Collection of Art Journal Pages [Part Two]

"When he walked outside again,
the sky was shining like a nickel
and the air was filled
with the smell of sugared nuts."
— Michael Chabon

In A Collection of Art Journal Pages (Part One), we started talking about where our art journal pages live. Today, more ramblings about working on individual and bound pages.

Good things about working on individual pages separately.

- The page before it doesn't influence the page you are working on (there is no page before it)!

- If you are one to stress over "wasting" a page in a beautifully bound journal,not an issue.

- You can do pages on heavy cardboard, drawing paper, watercolor paper, any size. No limits. I've got tiny pages and huge pages.

- Originals can be framed.

Good things about working in bound journals or old books.

- You can make facing pages and double pages.

- Or work in more of a project format with a theme or whatever.

- The journal feels like a work of art.

- There's a sense of completion upon finishing a journal.

What about binding loose pages together? A lot of people do this, and I think it would be way cool to have the motivation to do that. But... I'm just comfy working on loose pages of all sizes and working in old books.

The super surprising thing about all of this is my analytical nature. Geez, my background is in intensive number crunching, process documentation and redesign. I would expect to be driven bonkers by having different sizes and types of pages in different places. I don't know. I am not a therapist. But I play on one TV.

How do you collect your journal pages?


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Reader Comments (2)

I just recently been inspired to make an art journal. I've kept a writing journal for 20+ years but and art journal sounds so much more interesting. I've decided to use an 8x8 scrap book. That way when i create a single paper i can slide it in the page protector. Seems like so much lovely work just to have lying in boxes.......Although i must say you look to be much more prolific than me.

12.13.2010 | Unregistered Commenterdeb

Personally I work in an "all of the above" format ;) I have loose pages, and journals in almost every size. I like having the freedom to work big or small, tight or loose, it's lots of fun :)

12.13.2010 | Unregistered Commenterikerrilove

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