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Journal in Your Pocket- An Art Journal Prompt and GIVEAWAY!

Hello Punk Project readers! Emily Dismukes here to share a fun journal prompt (and more--so keep reading!). I'm very happy to be posting here today (thanks, Katie!) on behalf of myself, my good friend Natalie Malik and our upcoming art journal class, Journal in Your Pocket. I'll give you a little info on that in a bit, but first: a journal prompt! This is actually a prompt that didn't "make the cut" for the class, but I did the page anyway and thought I would share it with you all as a way to give a little sample of what awaits you if you decide to sign up!

Whatcha doin'? Sometimes I find myself working on so many different projects that I just get frustrated and stressed out and end up getting nothing done! It helps me to take a break and do a journal page about it; I have time to calm down but I don't break my creative streak and sometimes it even sparks a new idea. So, what else are you working on? Any big (or small!) projects? And how do you feel about them? Channel that satisfaction or frustration into a journal page!

Here's the page I did:

Materials: red paper, watercolor, image from Urban Outfitters catalogue, Smash tape
I put a little watercolor down the side and across the bottom to begin with, then cut out and added the girl from the UO catalogue. I anchored her to the page with a bit of Smash brand washi tape (which I *love*). Then I stamped my title on some scraps of paper, glued those on, and adde my journaling down the side in the open space.
And here's a little tip for getting nice straight titles with wood-mounted alphabet stamps: tape them together!

Just line up your letters and wrap a strip of masking tape around them! It might take a try or two to get them level so they can all be stamped together, but it's so worth it! If you have a word with double letters, just put in a random letter as a placeholder, but don't ink that one! Stamp the word, and then use the right letter on its own to fill the space in the stamped word. It's still easier than lining up all the letters individually!


And now I have a special treat for all of you: a giveaway! Natalie and I want to give a spot in our Journal in Your Pocket class to one of Katie's awesome readers! The class normally costs $25, but you'll have access to the private blog absolutely free of charge!

Here's a little about the class: Journal in Your Pocket is a four week art journal class (March 19-April 15) that emphasizes on the format of mini-journals and is packed full of prompts, techniques and projects. There are a couple of things that make this class so special! - First, it's based on the idea of working in a small format - each journal we make will fit in your pocket (or close!). It'll be fun to take your mini-journal along with you wherever you go. - Second, not only will there be a new journal prompt every weekday, but each weekend will have a prompt and tutorial to create a themed stand-alone mini-book. - Third, students will benefit from being taught by two wonderful artists with distinct styles. You'll be able to learn from two talented ladies at the same time! For more info, check out my post here.


All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post and tell me what projects you're working on right now! Make sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you win!


For an extra entry, tweet about this giveaway! Include the hashtag #jiyp and leave a separate comment here! A winner will be chosen on Tuesday, March 13, and you can sign up for Journal in Your Pocket right now, through this post or our Etsy shop. Registration closes on March 20!
Thanks for reading! I hope the post inspired and helped you, and I hope some of you decide to join us for a month of fun and inspiration in Journal in Your Pocket! Emily
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30 comments:

  1. I am currently working on making a crochet throw for my living room and making my first pair of shorts.

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    1. Wow, sewing your own shorts? Good for you!!

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  2. Sounds like fun!
    Are you sure you really want to know what I'm working on right now? You asked for it! Current projects include, but are not limited to: a zebra ACEO pencil drawing, a bison pencil drawing commission, a composition assignment for Art Instruction Schools, an abstractish oil painting with an inspirational quote, sewing a liner to turn a purse into a camera bag, a cross stitch for my Mom's birthday in July, appliquéing a quilt top, my wedding scrapbook, and some other sewing/knitting I haven't had time to work on recently. :)
    My email is black_unicorn11@yahoo.com

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    1. Sounds like you have a lot of fun projects going on! :)

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  3. Omg my first twit ever!! don't think it worked lol I'm working on the craft marathon project...brownnnnn :)

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  4. I would love to win a spot in this class!! Right now I'm working on a mixed media Peter Pan themed painting for an art class. :) my email is missoceanjewel@yahoo.ca

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  5. Such a fun prompt and I love the page! Right now I'm working on Project Life and loving it! :) - rosalindrevival (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  6. Good Bright & Creative Morning! I've awarded you The Versatile Blogger award because of your faithful blogging about your work and the work of others. Visit my blog post for details, http://www.hollyhocksllcshop.blogspot.com , and to get your banner. Congrats and see you around!

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  7. I'm working on projects for the craft marathon!
    taylorcakes@att.net

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  8. I am working on about two classes and trying to get my journal fattened up! Thanks for a chance to win this awesome class!

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  9. I'm rediscovering my acrylic paints and painting a series of mythological creatures. I'm loving it!
    shishirin at hotmail dot com

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  10. I always have tons of projects going on! Currently I'm handspinning yarn, crocheting a sleeve for my E-reader, cross-stitching a piece by Gorjuss and giving art journaling another try! Oh, and I'm knitting a Spring scarf! Anyway, I love reading your blog. It gives me lots of inspiration!

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  11. At the moment I'm working on a project of my life; making an art journal about the past, trying to leave it all behind me and stay in the sunshine for ever ...

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  12. I'm always working on a few projects at a time. Right now I'm handspinning yarn, crocheting a sleeve for my E-reader, working on a cross-stitch pattern by Gorjuss(so sweet!), and I'm giving art journaling another go. Oh, and I'm also knitting a Spring scarf!

    Anyway, I love reading your blog. Thanks for all the inspiration! I'm a newbie to art journaling, but blogs like yours help me learn!

    eeffiecrafts@gmail.com
    www.eeffiesworld.blogspot.com

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  13. i've been doing the class "art journal all year" with elsie & rachel. i'm also taking "my weekly art date" with moira richardson. like melissa, i've also got an art instruction school assignment i need to finish. seems like i'm always working on my blog where i post nearly everyday or every other day. i took natalie's class in the sun, last year, & loved it! :)

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  14. i forgot my email. tbear103(AT)gmail(DOT)com
    http://honeybeelane.blogspot.com/

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  15. I have been finishing up some prompts from last year's 21 Secrets (so I can get in on the action this year too!) I have also been searching Etsy high and low for prints and original artwork to decorate my apartment with.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    My email is heavenzanjel06 (at) msn (dot) com

    Rhonda

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  16. I came here from Natalie's blog. Right now I'm working on a "pink" journal . It's my favorite color; I've had a stressful year & made a commitment to journal for 10 minutes a day in order to keep sane!
    Elizabeth Jane
    wysmom@msn.com

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  17. Tweeted the giveaway on Twitter(username Eeffie)! Sorry for posting twice, but the first one was sent from my phone and it didn't show up properly!

    eeffiecrafts@gmail.com

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  18. I'm crocheting a hat and a vest!

    Splendeurcaisse@gmail.com

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  19. I'm currently working on a baby quilt for my sister's baby-on-the-way. I've been working on this thing for three months and it's finally close to the end! Whew!

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  20. I came here from Twitter - right now I'm working in my Book of Days (group run by Effy Wild), and learning to draw and paint realistic faces. :D Thanks for the chance to win!

    alteredtome at gmail dot com

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  21. I'm working on a t-shirt quilt using my sons old sports team shirts, mini scrapbook from a visit w/my bestie in NYC and a mini of my son and I trhough the years. Of course there are more (there always are!), but these are the main ones.

    Leslie
    gilmoregirl1945@comcast.net

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  22. I only have time for working on my daily journal right now, but spring break is coming and I'd LOVE to have a lovely journal to work on during the break.

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  23. Here's my tweet! "i always keep a journal in my pocket. or at least my pocketbook. here's a class giveaway after my own heart http://tinyurl.com/7f8bs67 #jiyp"

    also, i suppose i should be working on my brain. forgot my email on the first post!

    smith dot sarahgrace at gmail dot com

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  24. I'm working on my regular art journal, and crocheting a star blanket for my newest niece!

    clgranato at gmail dot com

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  25. i'm working on project life, creatively (ie. unconventionally!)

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  26. Right now I am working on 30 days of lists which I plan to bind as a mini journal. I have also started knitting a lace shawl to keep me from having too much spare time.

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  27. This sounds like fun. Right now, I'm wrapping up a 17 year teaching career, which I "transition" out of on April 30th. Not a lot of time for personal creativity so working in a small scale journal would be fun.

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