Sunday, 25 September 2011
Art Journaling For Dancers
But of course not all of you will be joining us at the Sleepover - so this is for you!
What is Art Journaling anyway? Dyan (Art From The Heart) says :
'Simply put, an art journal is a journal in which you combine art and words to express yourself. That’s it. It’s not complex, and there really aren’t any rules for art journaling. It’s all about self-expression.'
OK, but what has all that to do with dance, you may all be asking. Well, it isn't necessarily anything to do with dance. It's all about you, your life, your emotions, working things out for yourself. But because for me dance is a hugely important part of my life, and of who I am, it naturally comes into all of my art journals - but in very different ways. And I'm thinking that may well be the case for quite a few of you too!
Anyway, here goes --- I've tried to pick a selection of pages from different journals so you can see different ways you can use the process in your dance, from abstract to more concrete practical stuff ....
Well, that was a long blog --- I got quite carried away there! I can recommend Art From The Heart as a good starting point for books, materials, links and workshops - check it out at http://shop.afth.co.uk/index.asp. But be warned - it's addictive!
Until next time, happy dancing!
I'm giving 'Video of the Week' a rest for a couple of weeks - lots to do at work and not much time to watch dance videos. Sad but true ..... but I'll catch up in a few weeks!