Raw Art Journaling

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F+W Media, Inc., Jun 24, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Meaning in life is made, not found.

In a raw-art journal, you don't need to know how to draw; you don't need to know how to write well. You don't need worry about messing up techniques you've never attempted before inside your raw-art journal. You just need to be you because raw art is you and it thrives on creative play, on experimentation and even on making mistakes.

Raw Art Journaling will teach you how to embrace your art, confront negative self-talk (a.k.a., your gremlin) and make meaning with your words and with your art. Inside Raw Art Journaling you'll discover how to: Write meaningful thoughts with a single sentence Create thought-provoking poems through found poetry Uncover images hidden in your photos Make personal meaning with the simplest of lines Finally feel free to make mistakesUse clever techniques to keep your secrets secret Quiet your gremlin, grab your permission slip (it's on page 19) and start making meaning in your own raw-art journal today!

 

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Contents

Create Imperfectly
7
Whats Raw Art Journaling?
8
Making Meaning Making Art Making Mistakes
10
Dealing With the Gremlin
11
Raw Materials
14
Facing First Fears
18
Making Meaning With Words
20
Keeping Secrets Secret
50
Making Art of Your Words
66
Making Meaning With Imagery
98
Storing Your Meaning
110
Resources
124
Index
126
About Quinn
127
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Quinn McDonald has experience writing for newspapers, corporations, those in need of speeches, financial firms and marketing companies, and she currently offers creativity tips on her blog. She writes two columns for Stampington: "The Business of Art" in Somerset Studio and "The Raw Edge" in Art Quilt Magazine. Quinn teaches courses on writing for the web, team building, creative thinking for leadership and other custom writing courses, and she is a life and creativity coach.

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