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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books; 1 edition (May 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600614566
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600614569
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Eric Scott is an artist/educator who currently teaches art to high school students in Loudoun County, VA. For nine years, he has focused on the use of a visual journal.

David Modler is an artist/educator as well, with 15 years of art education experience. He and Eric call themselves the Journal Fodder Junkies and have given workshops and presentations at regional and national conventions.

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Customer Reviews

This book has great ideas for creative journaling.
Watergurl
I make a distinction between "art journals" and "visual journals" and this book, in my opinion, applies to the latter, which is my preference.
Beth J. Hughes
It was nice to read a book about art journals that is written from a male point of view for a change.
Laura Shelton Thykeson

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65 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Calyx Harris on June 3, 2010
Format: Paperback
I have to admit my bias right off the bat. I really enjoy art journaling books and have quite a few of them. What puts The Journal Junkies Workshop in my top two is that even though the authors teach several of the same basic techniques that other books do, they make it simpler and take it further. Each time.

The section on image transfers is a prime example. I had mostly given up on using image transfer techniques in my journal when I couldn't get them to come out right, even after buying an entire how-to book on them. The Journal Fodder Junkies explain the differences between techniques, materials, and effects clearly and concisely. Now I know which technique to use when - and my eyes never glazed over. Not once. My pages finally have the depth I was looking for. You can tell these guys are teachers through and through.

The focus on process and experience is balanced with easy to follow instruction, plenty of inspirational photographs, and the right amount of open ended prompting. This book is just like one of those games with rules that take ten minutes to learn and a lifetime to master. Is it a great starter book? Absolutely. But it's also a powerful guide and goad for pushing the limits in your art journal pages.
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful By bean on May 16, 2010
Format: Paperback
I met Eric and Dave a couple years ago at one of their week-long visual journal workshops. I was INSTANTLY addicted. I'm an art teacher who had never heard of the term "visual journal" before and thought it might be a great vehicle for student expression as well as a way to keep art in my personal life on a daily basis. Both are true. Since then, I've involved classes with the visual journal and have kept a few of my own. Other people I've known have taken Journal Fodder Junkies workshops, and they too have become addicted.

I think that what sets apart Eric and Dave's approach (and their book) from others is that they truly use the visual journal for an everyday, everything book. Their pages include the mundane, the profound, the beautiful, and the ugly. Well maybe not ugly... but imperfect, unfinished, misspelled. It's such an approachable style, completely unintimidating, something that truly anyone can embrace. I've read many books on visual journals and related subjects such as altered books or mixed media collage, and have been enticed by the imagery only to find that it set the bar too high--it was too perfect. Not good for anyone who feels even a tad bit unartistic, self-conscious, or nervous to begin. Not good for anyone who tries to emulate the how-to steps only to feel they fail miserably and then they give up.

"The Journal Junkies Workshop: Visual Ammunition for the Art Addict" is a great starting point for anyone who is intrigued by the idea of visual journals. After poring over every page, every word, every image in this book, I feel renewed and ready to tackle more pages in my own visual journal.
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71 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Meli Sufari on May 14, 2010
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Here's the thing: North Light Books appears to be heavily tilted towards the female author and reader. Whether it's self fulfilling or that the world thinks only women read and purchase books like this, I'm not sure. BUT I can say that I, though female, do not necessarily do feminine art. If it says 'goddess', 'soul', etc, if it has any of that pseudo spiritual lingo and cute work, it is definitely not for me. I was very excited to see a North Light book by guys and I hoped it would be truly inspiring and edgy. In my opinion, North Light has plenty of journaling books in the catalog already that cover the how-to aspect. I'm not sure that this book offered anything new...I have seen all the techniques a few times in other NL books. The only thing really different was that it was a guy. So, the image he chose wasn't a sweet little girl and it wasn't vintage looking. I did appreciate the perspective and seeing the demos without all the cutesy art. But I was expecting a little more work sample and less 'this is a way to make a background'...

I would say, that if you are on a search for a journaling book and really don't know any techniques to get going and are still afraid to just do what you want, and all that cutesy goddessy type of thing turns you off, this is the book you should get. If you already have quite a few, you probably don't need anymore.

I wish NL would push a few more books by guys out there just so I can get to work that isn't easily identifiable as feminine. A little balance would be nice, North Light. Not all of us want lacey vintage sweet work. But, before you award publication to another artist, please make sure they really are offering something different.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Daughter of Encouragement on December 11, 2010
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I'm an avid collage journalist. This book is fabulous for detailed step-by-step information on techniques from simple watercolor washes to more complex photo transfers. It is rich in inspiration, hints, tips, and cautions. I found lots of encouragement while I made pockets, folded doors and gateway in new ways, added more bling and detail to my work, and genuinely enjoyed my latest project. Heck, I even set the book on fire! Get this book....and create something WONDERFUL that nourishes your soul!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Beth J. Hughes on December 23, 2010
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The Journal Junkies Workshop is the first Visual Journaling book I purchased, and the best I've seen so far. It is educational, providing plenty of techniques for beginners (like me,) and it is also inspirational, encouraging "out of the box" approaches to keeping a visual journal. I make a distinction between "art journals" and "visual journals" and this book, in my opinion, applies to the latter, which is my preference. What is visual can be "art" but creating a journal is for me, not for display. The authors, I must add, are artists, and I love what they create and how they do it.

Another reviewer wrote of there being too many "girlie" books out there about visual journaling. I agree. And this is not one of them. I am female, but prefer The Journal Junkies' more in-the-moment-not-always-pretty approach. Of course, no matter what your own interests, even if your visual journal has hearts and flowers, this book provides all the techniques and instructions to make the best hearts and flowers visual journal you can make!
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