Monday, October 24, 2011

Busy Fall

Dave working in his journal during lunch at the Brandywine River Museum.
It always seems that I'm writing about how busy I am, but this fall has been one of the busiest. So the JFJ Challenge has been put on hold again as Dave and I present at fall conferences and finish up the manuscript for the new book. I hope to start it back up in November or December, but for the time being there is just so much going on.

So far, we have presented for the Delaware and North Carolina Art Education Associations, and we are scheduled to present at the Virginia Art Ed. Conference in a couple of weeks. We gave a well-received presentation to about 65 art teachers from Delaware at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA, and we got to tour the museum which features a large collection of the Wyeth's work including N.C., Andrew, and Jamie. We want to thank Jen Boland for setting up the opportunity.

Dave at the Mint Museum in Charlotte
In Charlotte, we presented about the approaches, applications, and assessments of the visual journal in the classroom at all levels. We also presented a hands-on workshop to a small, but enthusiastic group. And Dave gave an update for his 100 Visual Journals for North Carolina Project.

But our travels and presentations are not over yet. In November, watch for us at the VAEA Conference in Roanoke where we present four different times. Our hands-on workshops are already nearly filled, and we are looking forward to sharing new ideas during two general presentations.

Dave sharing his journal during the hands-on workshop in Charlotte.
All through this travel and presenting, we have been working on the manuscript for the new book. We sent off the finished manuscript yesterday and will be tying up some loose ends throughout the week. We can't wait for it to hit bookshelves in 2012.

And if this wasn't enough we have Jerrt's Artarama's Art of the Carolinas coming up the week after the VAEA Conference, November 12-13, where we present two 3 hour workshops. On Saturday evening we present Visual Journals: Personal Mythologies, and Sunday Morning, we present Visual Journals: Compulsions and Obsessions. If you are in the Raleigh, NC area, we still have room in both workshops. We would love to pack each one.

That's it for now. I just wanted to get a quick update out there.


Rachel Mims said...

I am really looking forward to Art of the Carolinas! Can't wait for your classes!!

Sharon DiGiulio said...

Can't wait to see you guys at the show!It will be sooner than you think...Sharon

Penny L Arrowood said...

Looking forward to meeting you guys at Art of the Carolinas! The Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild is hosting "Art Journaling After Hours" at AOC -- we'd love to have you visit with us!

I absolutely LOVE the Journal Junkies Workshop book, and have thrilled with each update on the new project!

Unknown said...

Hi to you how can a person who can't afford the class what else is out here for me I have no job or funds so I'm kooking for some help Love this HELP ME

Eric said...

Joyce, there are a lot of great resources online about visual journaling and art techniques. We have a lot of ideas here on our blog, especially on the How-To page. Local libraries are also a great resource. Most libraries have a good selection of art how-to books, and you can often borrow books from other libraries through inter-library loans. Hope this helps.