I have always wanted to do a journal of some sort, aside from my daily planner that is quite impersonal and not artisitc. Mary Ann Potter from From the Starcatcher Blog. Mary Ann is a very talented poet, artist and miniaturist who mentioned on her blog that she was following Journal52. She has had her wonderful work published in Sumerset Studio magazines quite often.
Journal52 http://journal52.com/ has 2 artists who make two varied suggestions for a theme each week. There is also a private facebook page where all the artists who have joined share their photos from their journals each week. It is so inspiring and so many artist with such varied versions of the themes. I was a couple of weeks late and I'm still catching up. I started working in a sketch book which was great for ideas but I really enjoy working in Photoshop on digital designs which I will print out and add to the album. That way I can add scrapbooking elements too if I want.
Above I am showing my digital photomontages from 3 weeks. The 3rd week is the upper photo where I used the theme of a favorite song I called "Maizy Doats" from a song written in the 40's that my mom used to sing all the time, I remembered photos I took of sheep on a trip to Scotland, the illustration I did for a dress design in miniature years ago. The 4th was a moon theme I called Almost a Moon and I thought I would have fun with a bird image from and antique postcard, I puffed it up quite a bit. The 5th week was a monochromatic theme and your mood. I chose the digital image I gave as a freebie this last week and added some elements of other roses and trims to which I added a glow in the same monochromatic shade.
Have a great week!! Mini Hugs, Jean