One Book One Calgary, sponsored by the Calgary Public Library offers a whole range of wonderful programs and session surrounding this year’s book selection, The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha. I chose to attend a session Saturday morning, along with my cousin, at the Thornhill Branch…Inspiring Art Journals. What a blast! the Session presenters were Meredith and Jann of the Fibre Optics Group.
It was so generous that we were each gifted a visual journal through the One Book One Calgary initiative. Then we received a whole variety of hands on activities and approaches to creating our own personal art journals. It was a very relaxing time and an hour and a half swooshed by so quickly. I’m posting here some pages that I found particularly beautiful in both Jann and Meredith’s journals.
A wee site that might be of interest to the natural doodlers in my reader list, might be this one. This was my initiation into the concept of zentangle.
From this session, Margy and I headed to the Calgary Waldorf School for an afternoon exploring crafts, woodwork, art, fabrics, wool and pottery. We had a great time looking at all of the beautiful home made products and chatting with the artists and artisans. It was spectacular. One of my main reasons for heading up to this event was to support my friend, Belinda Fireman, who is an exceptional artist who I’ve connected with through the Gorilla House.
Belinda is a featured artist in the book, Journal It! Perspectives in Creative Journaling by Jenny Doh. I was very excited to purchase one of these books and a couple of other knick knacks at her booth and what a remarkable one it was! Thanks for the inscription in the front of my book, Belinda! I’m going to have a blast exploring some of the ideas. I love it when words and art connect!