Sunday, February 3, 2013

Flow, Ephemera, & Teachers

 I felt like career counseling in 1992 consisted of selecting one of 4 paths; lawyer, doctor, teacher or psychologist. I had no desire to be any of these.
 When I think about it, I often hear my dad's voice telling me, "You'd make a wonderful teacher."
Blah. I had no desire to play referee to a bunch of kids who HAD to be in my classroom. It takes a special patience to do this day in and out. Patience I don't have.
 I never took even one art class in high school--why? Because I was too busy trying to be a psychologist? Three letters for you: W.T.F.
There is some crazy freedom in creating for me; a calm in the crazy. Do others crave this? I have to believe that they do.
Remember we talked about the spirit of "Woosa" for 2013? Part of that, for me, is to help others find it. Sometime this year, I'm going to teach (Yes, Dad. Teach) an abridged art journaling class. 4 week, 1 hour sessions.
I like to plan & prepare so I started building the prototype for this class. A hodgepodge of techniques I've learned and a twist of crazy.
Zee Junk Journal---full of crap from my life.
{the inside cover -you can download & print this very bookplate here}
{the inside}
{the title page--a must}

 More on this later, but if you are intrigued, stay tuned....

Since we are talking about paper love, I have to share this very fabulous magazine I came across at church (er, Barnes & Noble) the other day...Allow me to introduce my newest favorite mag:

The quote and this graphic had me before I even opened it
 This is the first international version of this Dutch magazine--If I were an editor, THIS is exactly what I would create. The pages themselves are also a delight- they are printed on mixed media. Glossy and matte paper makes turning every page seriously fun!

Big Girl Coloring Pages; you've got to be kidding me?
Free paper!! These wrapping paper samples are full-size! Someone, pinch me!
The Table of Contents

All this paper AND talk of mindfulness? SOLD!

If you're a paper whore, this magazine is worth every penny....Plus serious material for your junk journal. 

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