Friday, July 11, 2014

From the Bookshelf


For all of us that loved Diehn's The Decorated Page, this second volume is a must have as well.
The first book is what got me started art journaling ten years ago this summer, and I've never looked back.  If you're not familiar with these books, get copies now - you won't be disappointed!  Highly, highly recommended. Great techniques, great ideas, and eye candy to the max.

From Amazon website - This follow-up to the highly popular Decorated Page offers even more great ideas for beautifying a journal, more breathtaking photos to inspire, and more smart (and simple) ways to endow even the artistically timid with confidence. It simply brims with suggestions and instructions. Find out about the wealth of contemporary supplies, from papers and adhesives to paints, pens, and pastels. See how to create the actual journal from scratch, including a quick-to-complete Three Minute Pamphlet. Use the tips for customizing a store-bought book that could use a little flair. Build layered pages, take advantage of the creative potential of transparencies, and more.


  1. thanks for this - i need help journal-ing.

    ps: any great art things/exhibits/shows/flea markets etc. going on in cayukos area next week? we will be joining our family there for some R&R - any/all suggestions are welcome

    1. Rebeca- You just missed the 4th of July Peddlers' Faire and Art in the Park - both of which will be back Labor Day weekend. As you probably know there are a lot of wonderful antique and flea market-y type stores in Cayucos. And Morro Bay has a couple of new thrift stores you may want to check out as well. We've been having foggy mornings, but many of the afternoons turn sunny and bring on gorgeous evenings.