I have found an online ART JOURNALing class. AND it's free. You can sign up too. GO HERE. Then click on the link in the lower lefthand corner labeled WORKSHOPS. There are three of them. I signed up for all 3. Workshop 1 is in week 3 right now, but you can join in now anyway. Workshop 2 starts in March, and I can't remember when Workshop 3 starts.
Well, W1 instructs us to take copies of older journaling pages we have done and cut/tear them into parts to make new journaling pages. Since I really don't have any older journaling pages, I used images I found online and in magazines. Except for the image of the little girl looking through the keyhole. She is a compilation of images I used from a digi kit I got from the wonderfully talented Ms Gina. (She is one amazing artist. If you haven't been to her site or store, you must go.) She paints and make incredible rubber stamps and cards and layouts and ... Anyway, I had already put these images together for a bookmark I made a while back and thought it would convey what I wanted perfectly.
To me, this represents the guardians of our inner childs' imagination. Because if we are not careful, our creativity will be taken away and replaced with mundane adult ideas. Like cleaning and cooking and all sorts of other not-fun things.
I didn't really follow the directions. I wanted a dreamy, oceany background. So I watercolor painted the sky and water. And then I stamped the grid and script. Then used a workable fixative so it wouldn't blur when I used matte gel medium to adhere the images down. I think if it had dried quicker, I would have continued, but I had to wait. Now it's ready for the next phase.
I'll post more pictures as I finish each week's assignments. This was week 1's assignment. And even though the class is in week 3, I'll be working on week 2 now. Cuz I'm a rebel at heart. LOL.
Go forth and create!