Put it on Paper is a quarterly publication devoted to art journaling in all its forms.(via Put it on Paper Facebook)
Mission: To promote and inspire the use of art journals.
I was lucky enough to be able to check out Volume 1, Issue 2 of Put it on Paper. The funny thing is, I never would have thought twice about something that talked about art journaling - not because it's not interesting, but because I had no idea what art journaling really was or how one would to do it.
In swoops Put it on Paper.
I am not an artist. I'm pretty sure I have zero artistic skills. I'm not even good at journaling, because I never know what to write and most of the time, I regret writing what I've written because it doesn't feel reflective enough. This means art journaling has never even been an option for me. As I was reading the introduction to PioP, I found I kept rereading several lines that struck me.
My art journal pages hardly ever turn out the way that I expect. In fact, I hardly ever have an expectation in mind when I begin. Planning often gets in the way of creating. If you start with an image in your mind, you might not get past the starting gate.
- Moira Richardson
Everyone was a beginner once. Even the world's most amazing artists started off by making some crappy art.I love this. I love knowing that I can start from scratch (literally, "creating" chicken scratch) but still become better and better, and one day, maybe even consider my "art" worthy.
PioP continues on to give advice on how to art journal - starting from the basics - and everything with a lot of encouragement, suggestions, and tips to art journaling. There's also simple guides to various media types you can use, and challenges you can try. This part is one of the most useful parts to me. I had no idea where to start. I wasn't even sure what art journaling was.
é, but it's almost a way of life. The way you look at things during your day can inspire your journaling. Put it on Paper calls it "Live an Artistic Life". I love this idea.
I couldn't pick a favorite part of Put it on Paper. I liked it all for various reasons. It is well written and well organized, with generous eye candy. Everything flows well and there's so much useful information!
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Print + Digital - $14.00
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I'm so glad to have been given the chance to read Put it on Paper. I never would have thought an e-zine could be so encouraging and enlightening. If you have any interest in journaling, art, or both, Put it on Paper is well worth the $7.00 investment! $28.00 for four publications a year is pretty awesome and would make a great gift to yourself and anyone else in your life who is artistically or journal-y inclined!
I think it's a great piece of work. It has encouraged and inspired me to try art journaling! FINALLY! A way to use up my hundreds of pens and inks!. Thank you again Less for sharing Put it on Paper with me.