The Gluebook monkey (Copyright Hanna Andersson)

The Gluebook monkey (Copyright Hanna Andersson)

I joined the mailing list Gluebooks a couple of weeks ago, after reading about it at it’s creator the great artist Lisa Vollrath (the woman who wrote all those free articles about lots of mixed media stuff)!

Lisa’s definition of a Gluebook is that it’s just any book that you glue stuff (any stuff!) in. She uses hers because she hates to journal but still wants to catch the day in book form. I’m using my Perrella inspired Art Journal for gluing thing in right now. I don’t really journal that much in it, since I find it difficult to get the text to interact in a good way with the picture… Either I put too much colour so the text becomes invisible, or I put too much magazine images in so that there is no room for writing or I simply make something nice that I don’t want to scribble onto! *smiling*

I’m keeping a diary too (looking like this), on the side, but since I started the Art journal I’ve noticed that lots of other things (other than writing I mean) is creeping in there too, like illustrations, colours and ephemera of the day. Strange, but it looks much more fun now.

Oh well. Back to the Gluebook group. I really recommend you to join if you’ve read all the articles at Lisa and want to get more (for free!). This list has some experienced artist talking glue, paper, material, inspiration, storing and collage fun. Plus, the members link list is great. I don’t think I’m breaking any secret laws by leading you to some of my favorite bloggers from the Gluebook list!

Inspirational Blogs

So many stars – Kathleen Pequignot
The Accidental Artist – Persephone, in Pennsylvania
Whole Life Matery – Angela in Nevada
On-the-banks-of-bay-creek – Dawn Smith