... exploring in my creativity further in 2017

06 August 2010

Intrigued by Art Journaling

I  am very intrigued by Art Journaling. It seems to have all the benefits of journaling but with a creative, visual aspect to complement it. So for the past little while, I have been thinking about it, reading and dabbling. And this month, through many of you, I came across Connie Hzovicka's 30 Journals in 30 Days - "The You Can Play Too Version".  So even though I haven't really started yet, I am going to participate in her interviews and show my first attempt at an art journal spread*.

How long have you been Art Journaling?
In April 2010, I tried participating in  Roz's International Fake Journal Month and kept an art journal for that month. While it was not "my" journal, I really enjoyed the process. Since then I have started a number of different journals - one for
  • capturing everyday events 
  • gardening
  • travel
  • quotes and conversations
  • another non-Art passion I have
  • creatively thinking through things
None have much in them yet but all have something. Here is my first full spread for the last one - which I believe may/will be the most important journal.

How has Art Journaling impacted, changed, or enhanced your life?
Not yet, but it might! It has definitely been enhanced by viewing the journals of the amazingly talented artists out there!

What are a few of your favorite Art Journaling materials to use?
I am learning as I go and willing to try anything! So far watercolours and acrylics, collage, glue, sharpies, gel and other pens.

Who are some of your favorite Art Journalers?
I have 2 full pages on my iGoogle of people whose journaling work I am checking in on from time to time. And another 2 pages for CED2010 and other art challenges. Do I have favourites? I'm sure I will but I am intrigued by everyone's efforts at this point!

What kind words of encouragement would you say to an Art Journal newbie?
Please join me and let's learn together!

Where can we contact you...give us some link LOVE!!
My daughter loves and bought a T-shirt that one of the characters (Eli) wears on Stargate Universe that says - YOU ARE HERE and indeed you are! But if you're not - http://ejl-tbd.blogspot.com/.

Short Bio.
I've always hated writing bios and this time is no exception. Who is EVA?

  • New Discoverer of her Creativity.
  • Experimenter in various art techniques
  • Busy Professional
  • Passionate about the Future
  • Wife and Mother of 2 Beautiful Daughters 
  • Canadian who still uses "u"s in her spelling (and eh's, of course!)
  • Concerned for her sanity as she adds another creative challenge on top of CED2010 and the others she intermittently participates in. 
So there is my "interview". (Usually I am doing the interviewing!) 

I really enjoyed finishing this first spread! I will share more when I have something else that feels "done". Hope you'll participate too!


*I'm not sure this is finished yet but I gather I won't know that for some time to come!


  1. Love your interview! Always fun to learn more about my friend. I joined a group doing sketch books for the Brooklyn Art Museum. The books go on a tour of the States beginning next March. Maybe you would be interested...I'm not a journaler, but always wished I would finish a book. I figured I would commit myself to this exciting project.
    I'll send you the link and let you decide.

  2. Hi Eva, Really amazed at your first attempt on journal pages and a great interview! It is amazing what great journalers are out their to be inspired by. I noticed you do full moon dream boards with Jamie. I have done them too, although none recently.I can't wait to see what you journal next~ Have a creative week, Theresa

  3. @priti.lisa You joined the Sketchbook Project? Have you blogged about it and I missed it? What theme? I am so excited to see what you will do!
    I think I'm threatened by the January deadline but....

    @Msartist Thanks so much Theresa! I was pleased how these came together. And they were quite therapeutic in the doing! I love the FMDBs but I seem to be so busy or out of town during full moons lately. Maybe this month. Your work is lovely!!


Looking forward to hearing from you!