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And the Story Is Happening Paperback – April 25, 2012
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This Journal is some pure Sabrina Ward Harrison, in the same spirit as "The True and The Questions", in a little bigger size and a little less square.
In this book, the "reader" is supposed to write, paint, collage his own photos, images, or those provided in a pocket included inside, stick pieces of fabric, or whatever he wants, anything which crosses his mind. All this on a background made by Sabrina.
The only problem for me is that I think each page is already a piece of Art by itself, and it is very difficult for me to interfere in someone's else Art.
When I am creating a journal, I love starting on a blank page because everything needs to be made, and it's the start which gives me the following. Here, I would have the feeling to walk in Sabrina's steps.
However, it is great for people who are scared by blank pages or who don't know what to write or do. A few words give the lead.
No discussion about the beauty of each page. For me, it is like an exploration of the techniques used by someone else. A lot of kinds of mosaics/patchworks of papers, paints, words, fabrics which compose a whole image. Beautiful photos as well.
I am just a little frustrated by the lack of words actually. Sabrina doesn't reveal much about herself. I love her two 1st books : "Spilling Open" and "Brave On The Rocks", because she honestly wrote everything she had in mind then, even the most personal thoughts, and it was very touching. It was simply said, and even funny sometimes, but so true.
Nothing to be ashamed of. Actually, we all should have been ashamed not to have the same honesty.Read more ›
Eagerly looking forward to discovering what she was doing now, I ordered her new book. First flick though seemed like a rehash of previous journals - down to some iconic pages that to me are her signature style . The yellow striped wallpaper background and the cut out metallic oval page are straight from the previous books.
Other reviewers have also said they did not feel like contributing to the beauty of each page, it it already finished. I appreciate the sturdiness of the paper substarate. It will take glue, pen and ink well.If you dare.
If you are seeking a secure jumping off point in whcih to begin journalling, this book may help, however if you are a dedicated fan of Sabrina Ward Harrison looking to see where she is heading now after a few years you may be disappointed.
I have visited Sabrina's website occasionally over the years to see if she had anything new on it, but it has pretty much been dormant and pretty boring for several years. It just seems like she put this book out because she knows she is a huge influence in the arena of art journals and that books on visual journaling are very popular right now, and she wanted to keep her hand in, so to speak, with this book. I saw the book at an art store, and bought it after flipping through it, mostly because I am a fan, and wanted a chance to look it over slowly, to see what she's been up to. The book is pretty, but like most everyone here says, I wouldn't use it as a journal. I think the "ephemera" is a little silly too. Who wants to use another artist's doodles or art in their own journal? And numbers and lines with bumps on them; who can't just draw that themselves? Her last book was published 7 years ago. It just seems like a better book for her to have written was a how-to or something like what she used to teach in her workshops back when she did them.
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I really like the cover. Inside a personal look at.a journal, art journal.Published 3 months ago by Susan Hill
Sabrina ward Harrison is always excellent. shipping was perfect.Published 6 months ago by Vickie L. Nelson
Beautiful. I've given it as a gift several times then have to replace it for myself.Published 20 months ago by Judy S
I just started creating with this book and I know it will definitely engage me in developing more of my creative side. Read morePublished on May 15, 2014 by Lisa Miller
I LOVE this book. It wasn't what I thought it was going to be, thought it was going to be a guide to help, instead it's a do it yourself with Sabrina giving you the layout pages. Read morePublished on October 11, 2013 by Paula Fowler
This book/journal is wonderful, I don't know this artists previous work, and so I get to experience it with virgin eyes. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Lalania Simone