Monday, August 8, 2011

 This definition of a Journey expresses all an Art Journal can be... an expedition, a pilgrimage, a daily visit to and visual recording of place..
I like the reference to mars

journey |ˈjərnē|noun ( pl. -neys)an act of traveling from one place to another she went on a long journey figurative your journey through life.verb ( -neys, -neyed) [ intrans. ]travel somewhere they journeyed south.DERIVATIVESjourneyer nounORIGIN Middle English : from Old French jornee ‘day, a day's travel, a day's work’ (the earliest senses in English), based on Latin diurnum ‘daily portion,’ fromdiurnus (see diurnal ).THE RIGHT WORDWhile all of these nouns refer to a course of travel to a particular place, usually for a specific purpose, there is a big difference between a jaunt to the nearest beach and an expedition to the rain forest.While a trip may be either long or short, for business or pleasure, and taken at either a rushed or a leisurely pace (a ski trip; a trip to Europe), a journey suggests that a considerable amount of time and distance will be covered and that the travel will take place over land (a journey into the Australian outback).A long trip by water or through air or space is a voyage (a voyage to the Galapagos Islands; a voyage to Mars), while a short, casual trip for pleasure or recreation is a jaunt (a jaunt to the local shopping mall).Excursion also applies to a brief pleasure trip, usually no more than a day in length, that returns to the place where it began (an afternoon excursion to the zoo).Unlike the rest of these nouns, expedition and pilgrimage apply to journeys that are undertaken for a specific purpose. An expedition is usually made by an organized group or company (a scientific expedition; an expedition to locate new sources of oil), while a pilgrimage is a journey to a place that has religious or emotional significance (the Muslims' annual pilgrimage to Mecca; a pilgrimage to the place where her father died).

Number One


These pages inspired by an online Art Journalling course called 21 Secrets.

They are backgrounds to work on...stops the fear of a looking at a blank page. 
I used very simple low tech methods..gesso and paint, crayon and dye..although once I started, I had dreams of screen printing and I wanted to move quicker through these basic processes to more elaborate things...And I will at some stage, but for now, I want o use as many cheap and simple processes as possible and low chemical ones to achieve satisfying pages.

Gesso Paint..pages pressed together and scribbled through

water colour crayon on top

gesso pencil background an collage

Wax and dye resist

Side of a paint brush..gesso

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