1000 Artist Journal Pages; My Surprised Delight

1000 Artist Journal Pages with my Pages

I have to admit, I wasn’t all that excited at first about the release of 1000 Artist Journal Pages. Somewhere in my mind, I had decided it’s kinda silly to write a book, showcasing these pages, when people could just simply look online -at no cost, for inspiration.

I’m now, totally eating those words — err thought.

(Can you even eat a thought? Much less words?  Hmmm….)
Sidenote for those who know me well: SEE- I really CAN admit when I’m wrong.

Doodle Journal Bokeh

All silliness aside, it was yet another lesson for me in passing judgement on something before fully experiencing it. Had I not been in the book, I probably wouldn’t have bought it — and I truly would have been missing out. I say this not to upset anyone, but beacuse I’m sure others have thought it too.

I now know that there really is something to be said for having those amazing journal entries all wrapped up in the handy form of a book. Unlike my computer, I can curl up in my favorite chair and get lost in the diversity and wide range of artistic skills & styles found between the pretty covers.

I was exposed to artists I may have never otherwise never heard of; styles I may never have otherwise seen; and ideas i may not have had have been rushing through my mind as a result. The first day I picked it up – I was inside my studio within an hour for the first time in weeks. It has become my go-to resource for a quick flash of creative caffeine. My love and admiration of this book, really shocked me; as did the effect it has had on me.

I actually, surpringisly, kinda like that there’s not alot of text. Really, that is part of it’s charm – the accessibility of it, and how even if I only have seconds to spare, I can get something out of it. That – my friends – is priceless.

Totally swiped this image from Dawn's Blog, since it shows 2 of my pages.

Totally swiped this image from Dawn's Blog, since it shows 2 of my pages.

So Thank You Dawn, for asking me to be a part of this fabulous collaboration ( you’ll find 6 of my pages in the book on pages 97 and 98 ) and reminding me the value of showcasing art in this form! Dawn also posted an interview with me on her blog last friday, and will be featuring other artists as well. Be sure to take a look!

The best part is I get to meet her! I can’t wait  -especially since it’ll be at the convenZioNE this month — There will be a showing of some of the pages seen in the book, and Dawn will be signing copies — I am determined to be first in line! (dare to push your way past me) If the book had such a positive affect on me — can you imagine what breathing in the orginals will do? I can almost hear the oohhs and ahhs now…..

I get goosebumps when I think of it! I hope to see some of you there!

Speaking of which — I have a few hundred pounds of supplies, and vendor day stuff to ship out there. I best get crackin’. One day soon, I want to do an in depth post on my journaling process, and finally confess to exactly just how many journals I have.

They say admitting you have a problem, is the first step to recovery….

The Addicted One,
Chrysti

P.S. I have some, but not all of my journal pages online at Flickr. Check It Out. That reminds me, I have a ton of pages to add there soon. Ikes – so many to-dos, so little to-do-time.

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8 Responses

  1. lol..eating words…well, we have the right to change our minds, especially when we see proof positive in front of us! I love this book. agree with what you said about seeing new work. it’s so inspiring. xo lia

  2. damn…everytime I visit your blog it will cost me money…
    You are right… I have been in doubt ordering this book, but am convinced now :-)

  3. I am so glad you mentioned this book, Chrysti. I have newly started making journal pages and it will be lovely to see a catalogue of other people’s work. I’m off to Amazon right now.

  4. Congrats on having your pages published here. I look forward to seeing them close up when I get the book! And eating words sounds like a great meal to me!

  5. this is so kool Chrysti!! oh my gosh!! thanx for turning me onto this book, didn’t hear about it previously!!

    congrats on being in the book!!!

    xo ~Bella

  6. I LOVE this book! Everyone I have shown it to does, too. I took it with me to the doctor’s office the other day, and I know several of the employees, including the doctor, bought it. It’s my favorite book! I’ve shared it with my friends on Goodreads, too,

    Congratulations! You are a wonderful, creative artist!

    Rev. Ruth
    Las Vegas, NV

  7. I bought this book pre-ordered
    LOVE it….how fantastic you are actually among the pages.

    Congratulations

    LOVE your inspirational blog!

  8. Hello dear friend!

    It’s wonderful news that you are part of this fabulous collection and thanks for whetting my appetite with your post. I keep meaning to buy it and this was JUST the push I needed! :: smile :: – vicki xo

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