Saturday, November 07, 2009

Point & Shoot Journal

Volunteers finish the lines and text of the mural.
The mural I’ve been working on this summer is finished and the sealer will be applied Monday. It’s been such a blessing to be able to work on this project, especially since my son was also working and it gave us extra time together. I wasn’t working every single moment but I did try to work 3 times a week and that practically eliminated my time or desire to do much other artwork of my own.

Now I’m back in the studio, this time concentrating on doing my assignments for an online course I’m taking from LK Ludwig, Point & Shoot Journaling. This is right down my alley, combining three loves: writing and photography and making pages in a visual journal. I signed up for both the October and November courses and as is my usual wont, I’m now doing the last lesson from October. I’m working in a 16 page journal made from one sheet of hot press watercolor paper that I painted on both sides with Bob Ross black gesso. I used the BR because it is thinner and cheaper than some others and spreads very well, drying quickly while retaining interesting patterns of visual texture. Here, I’ll show you some pages.

This one isn't in the Point and Shoot Journal; it's a 9x12 collage I made one day last month.


  1. Oh, I love these pages Jo! You have the best journals. I agree, this class fits you to a "T".

  2. Oh Jo, first the mural is so fabulous. I can imagine what it is to see the expanse of it in person.

    Your journal pages a wonderful. I have had the desire to add more personal pictures to mine. Can't wait to see more!!

  3. Your point & shoot journal pages are stunning. I like the repetition of the cross theme with the shadow photo, drawings and other cross photos. The black and white format makes everything stand out.


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