Art journaling speaks to us for many reasons; one of which is the freedom to incorporate not only images and drawings, but also words that can be symbolic or straightforward.
My older daughter is a total book nerd. She loves to read books, write
in them ("journals" always make her birthday and Christmas lists), and
recently has been learning the bookmaking process at school.
My husband and I have a thing for silly movies. Our first official date was to see the Mel Brooks sci-fi send-up "Spaceballs." About a year later we laughed along with "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," where we picked up one of our couple catch-phrases.
This is what I love about artists: Somewhere, someone was having a ham and cheese on rye with a dill pickle, looked down at their lunch and thought, "Hey, I bet this translucent paper littered with seeds and smelling of garlic would make a great art supply."
Looking to add a little sparkle to your hand lettering styles?
Here are two easy ways to make your lettering shine--just in time for
creating holiday cards, gift cards, or even a display sign.
A graphic design professor in college once told our class that, if
necessary, you could rule the world with just two fonts: Times Roman and
Helvetica. Over the (many) years since then, technology has changed the
availability and use of fonts, but I bet most artists day in and day
out just use a handful of favorites.