Friday, January 30, 2009

More Thesis Art Journal

Here are some more of the pages from my thesis journal.

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Jan 30

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thesis Art Journal

My research project is an inquiry into using an art journal as a way of self care for the therapist. With this research I am keeping my own art journal in conjunction with my practicum as a way to process what happens at the site, or how I am affected by it. My goal is to work on the journal at least 5 days during the week. I have not set parameters as to how long I should spend on it, or what techniques I will use, as I expect this to be part of the inquiry as well.

Here are some of the pages from my thesis art journal so far.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Maze Book

Today I didn't have all the supplies that I needed to start on my journals, or altered books for Creative Process. So I decided to work on a quick folded book that the teacher demonstrated in class.

I used watercolor paper and then just made designs on both sides, knowing that when I fold it the images will change. Here are some pictures in process.

Here is the finished folded product. Although I plan to use it as a journal as well. Not sure what I will keep in it yet though. Maybe a vacation or trip home. Something small that could be contained within the few small pages.

(Click here for a tutorial from another site.)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Experientials Vol 46

Wow it has been a long time it seems. It is amazing that this is my last semester in classes! I feel like I just started. This semester brings a new practicum at a substance abuse clinic, and new classes.

First a little wrap-up from last semester. We did this piece on the last day of classes. It was a really cool experience. We made these little pouches and then made an affirmation for each of our classmates. They then put these in their pouch and created an affirmation packet. It was really a cool way to end the semester.

And then this is a reflection type piece I did about the Art Therapy Conference, just combining a lot of the little scraps of memory that I collected along the way.

And last here is a piece that I did in the first day of Creative Process. I wanted to use printmaking, but did not have all the materials I needed so the print came out light. I then used water-soluble oil pastel over top of it. It turned out ok. Not what I wanted but it was nice to create.

For this class we are supposed to come up with a topic to concentrate on. Since art journaling aligns with my thesis I am going to do a sort of altered book art journal in addition to the art journal I am keeping for practicum. I am excited about it.
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