I've recently discovered Teesha Moore's art journaling and I must say... I'm in LOVE... :) I've been watching her YouTube videos and decided to give it a try. So... this is my very first attempt at Teesha-style art journaling. I started out by making her "Amazing 16 Page Journal" which is shown in a series of 2 videos on YouTube. Here's part 1 of 2...
The paper she recommends in the video is sheets a little expensive, and there is a minimum order of 10 sheets, but it is SO worth it. You can buy it on line HERE. If anyone knows of another source to get this paper, let me know!
EDIT: Thanks to my awesome sister for sharing this link... MUCH cheaper.... click HERE.
Then I made my way through the other videos, building the layers from paper, paint, collage, pen work, and writing. Just do a search for "Teesha Moore" on YouTube and you'll find them all. I like the way she describes the different stages of the process - it makes sense to me. I'm a person that thrives on structure and process... so having different steps to follow really works for me. The other thing about me is that, when I try something new, I tend to copy first (not exact copying of the art itself, but following the steps as instructed)... then, once I build a comfort level, I add my own twist. It's how I learn. So... if some of the shapes/figures used resemble what Teesha would do... that's why.... Here's a few pages in progress:
I'm still in the collage-phase, but wanted to share with you my progress so far. Keep in mind... none of these pages are done, but it may be quite some time before any of them ARE done, so.... wanted to share the progress along the way. Here's a few more pix:
Hope you check out Teesha's videos and give it a try. I have really been loving this process - and I love that it's a portable art... I can sit in the living room, cutting out images from magazines, or take an evening just to create collage borders in my journal.
I'll keep sharing as I make more progress. If you decide to give it a try let me know!