Give-Away: Alternative Art Journals

Yay! Another give-away–and I think you’re really going to like this one: Alternative Art Journals: Explore Innovative Approaches to Collecting Your Creativity, by Margaret Peot. This is a book for people who want to keep an art journal but don’t really want to do it in a traditional, bound-book kind of way. There are all kinds of ideas for non-book journals, from boxes to trays to tags to charms with instructions for making those and for a whole bunch of other techniques from how to age paper with lemon juice to how to create a cabinet of curiosities.

Here are some pages to give you an idea of what it’s all about:

To toss your name in for a chance to win, post a comment telling us what intrigues you and why you think this book would be a great addition to your library. Comments must be posted by midnight on Friday, August 10th, and must have a US mailing address. Then you’ve got to come back on Monday, August 13th, to find out if you’ve won. Good luck!


Ricë also blogs at The Voodoo Cafe.


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12 Responses to Give-Away: Alternative Art Journals

  1. Tobie says:

    Art intrigues me. I am not very creative so I like the books that help me out with ideas that I can use to create all kinds of things. And I love color. I think this book would be great for me to get a lot of ideas from and would be a great addition to my Zentangle and Doodle art books.

  2. Tephyr says:

    I’d love a copy! I’ve been a bit lost lately for inspiration and this looks like a great start.

  3. cathy ward says:

    I am intrigued with the non traditional approach this books takes to journaling – like the postcards or the trays….I have never been a journal person – too much like a “to do” list for me (which I hate!). But I love what other artists are doing with their journal pages. I think this book may be the style of journaling for me – thanks for the chance to win it! And isn’t ANY book a great addition to your art library?

  4. says:

    I have tried for many years to keep a ‘traditional’ journal and failed miserably. I think the not traditional approach might be more fun (for lack of a better word) for me. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Ella says:

    This book looks amazing! I write poetry and this has a visual poetic appeal~
    I love the idea of gathering images instead of words, to express my feelings.
    I think it would be a wonderful way to journal privately, but in a public way.
    All of my secret journals have been discovered. I like the idea of my private thoughts
    being expressed, yet remain my secrets.
    What a wonderful addition this would be to anyone’s library~
    Thanks for the opportunity 😀

  6. elecar says:

    Have several art journals going and always looking for new ideas to try out so would love to own this book for inspiration!

  7. rgsnews says:

    Usually I don’t have a lot of time, so to sit down and created pages in a book , it is daunting to me to see so many blank pages. If i could create pages, then at another time create the book, that process may fit my time schedule a little better and not be so challenging.

  8. otgjen says:

    I am always intrigued by exactly what materials and supplies each artist uses. I love to know exact brands and types of supplies, as well as carrying cases, totes, etc. I get so inspired and energized by seeing what other artists draw and paint in their sketchbooks. I could look at these images all day, over and over and never get bored.

  9. marvelia says:

    Just started with mixed media art journaling. I have four new books and this would be an awesome addition to my library. I have few supplies to start but I’m doodling and painting like there’s no tomorrow. Connecting with my muse everyday to continue this journal.

  10. Rice Freeman-Zachery says:

    Hey, Ella! You’re the winner–congratulations! Send me a note at ricefz at!

  11. AnneMcD says:

    This book appears to be loaded with great inspiration and new ideas! I’ve been making journals for years and I am looking for ideas that will stretch my imagination and use of my materials in a new way!

  12. howlingmoose says:

    I am a high school art teacher who has taught creative journaling in my classes. I am always looking for new ideas/directions for myself and my students. This book looks really intriguing and I am excited about the project titled “Gallery” from the photos of the book you have included on the web site. I would love to read the information on the project and check out the entire book. I am looking at revamping some projects and I would love a copy of this book to inspire some new directions and share it with my students. I discovered your website from the book, Zentangle Untangled.