New Call for Art! Art Journal Kickstarter
Art journaling serves a variety of purposes. You can keep a document of the new techniques you try or take your art journal with you on trips so you can make art while keeping supplies to a minimum. Whatever your reason for art journaling and whatever your style, we want to see it! Submit pictures of your art journal pages to the Art Journal Kickstarter contest and you could see your work featured in a North Light Book. The deadline to enter your art is April 16th and the cost is free. Click below to find out details about how and what to enter!

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International Fake Journal Month

IFJM 2014 logoLearn More from Roz Stendahl

Did you know that April is International Fake Journal Month? This your chance to take on a new artistic persona, to try new techniques or perhaps break out of whatever creative block you’ve been experiencing. Learn all about how to participate in International Fake Journal Month from its creator, Roz Stendahl in her chat with Ricë Freeman-Zachery!


Using Specialty Papers 

step 5_160A Wabi-Sabi Demonstration

Are you one of those people who has hordes of paper that you’re saving for just the right project? This is that project. Serena Barton shows you how to use PanPastels, re-inkers and NeoColor II crayons with specialty papers to create a beautiful, Wabi-Sabi inspired artwork.


Drawing a Themed Grid in Your Art Journal

Winter themed grid_160From No Excuses Art Journaling

In Gina Rossi Armfield’s book, No Excuses Art Journanling, a day planner serves as the journal so you can keep track of your daily business while having a place to be creative at the ready. In this demonstration, learn how to use each block in the monthly grids as a way to artistically document your days by creating a themed grid!




Mixed Media Artist Spotlight

Gina_160Gina Rossi Armfield

Meet Gina Rossi Armfield, watercolor artist, photographer and art journaler. Her first book, No Excuses Art Journaling: Making Time for Creativity, will help you find time in your busy life for some much needed creating. In this artist profile, you’ll learn more about how Gina came up with the No Excuses method, her favorite place and her guilty pleasure!



Why So Stuffy My Love?

Legion of Honor_160A guest blog by Melanie Rothschild

What is the first thing you think of when someone says, “museum?” Uptight? Quiet? Stuffy? Art museums can have a reputation for being all of those things and in this guest post, Melanie asks why museums have this reputation instead of something more fun and frolick-some.





Now Available in the Shop


U3040_CM_InnerHeroArtJournal.inddInner Hero Creative Art Journal

With Quinn McDonald’s new book, Inner Hero Creative Art Journal, you’ll find mixed media messages to silence you inner critic. Along with writing prompts and encouragement, there are over a dozen mixed-media art journaling techniques to find your inner hero.

Video + Podcasts

U2862 Doodle Draw.inddBook Notes

Between the covers of Doodle Draw Journal you’ll find 18 demonstrations for discovering and practicing your own style of doodling. Plus, the book doubles as an art journal where you can give each technique a try. In this Book Notes video, Ricë gives you a full tour of the book so you know exactly what to expect!


Claire Charamnac

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