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Artists' Journals and Sketchbooks: Exploring and Creating Personal Pages

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  2,640 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Creative souls want and need a special place for recording and decoding their interior world—a place to download all their creative ideas, a place to remember the events of the day, or a place to doodle, to draw, and to dream. This book is for all these people—it's an engaging and intimate glimpse into the personal pages of a wide variety of select artists and journal keep ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Quarry Books
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Jan 27, 2009 Darby rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: artists
"Indulge your artistic intuition as you plan and create vivid and revealing visual diaries and sketchbooks." That is from the back of the book and I think it really is a good summary for the book.

I did like this book but I liked it more for the images then the actual written words. This book gives some tips and techniques but in a much different way then Collage Discovery. Collage Discovery gave step by step clear instructions on good techniques. Artist' Journals & Sketchbooks gives more a g
Nov 03, 2012 Autumn rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: art
A beautiful full-colour book with lots of photos and ideas for journalling. I'm sticking with 3 stars because, although pretty and interesting to look at, many of the ideas require expensive materials or art experience. I like to tend toward dollar store materials and inexpensive, household items.

If you are looking to create a journal as a gift for someone else, this book would be a great starting point as there is a whole chapter on making your own from unique materials (ie cloth, metal, etc).
I actually like this book alot; however, it's more for inspiration than an instruction manual. I love Lynne Perrella's art, and I can spend hours looking at this book. Truly, I seem to keep returning to this one, and I wouldn't part with it.
I can't stop going back to this for more creative ideas!
Nov 15, 2014 Jamie rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: art
A nice combination of full-color examples from various artists' books with related techniques and themes to try.
This was an excellent book for a beginner. There are numerous new products on the market today that are not included in this edition.
Barbara Robbins
I found this book to be somewhat lacking, maybe because I bought 1000 Artist Journals Pages first. For the money and views of various artist I found the other book a better fit for me.....
In this case, you can tell a book by it's cover.

Lots of inspiration and information, very colorful with lots of ideas and practical tips, this is one of the better books on journals and mixed-media that I've read.
Oct 13, 2008 Robin rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those who like to make things
Recommended to Robin by: read about it online
Saw this in a crafting magazine's e-newsletter and it's really good to inspire artwork and journal creation. Definitely work taking a look at even though many of its ideas are too challenging for me.
I loved this book! There is plenty of inspiration and examples; everytime I looked through the book I would find something new. A great book to keep for reference!
Want to buy this one. Numerous examples that inspire you to want to do it yourself. Also lots of details of how to do it yourself.
Great book art ideas! Somehow I ended up with 2 copies so if someone wants this I can trade for another book on book arts.
Kaye Dewar
Lynne perrela is always a go to for inspirations in painting and collage mediums. Excellent resource!
Bonnie Jeanne
Artists' Journals and Sketchbooks: Exploring and Creating Personal Pages by Lynne Perrella (2004)
May 06, 2007 Arty rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: artists
Lots of good concepts for use in altered books and collage art.
Love Love Love this book. Why can't my art look this way????
It looks like you made it with your feet.
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