Quinn McDonald - artist, creativity coach and author of Raw Art Journaling - has just released her newest book The Inner Hero Creative Art Journal: Mixed Media Messages to Silence Your Inner Critic published by North Light Books.
Inner Hero shows you step-by-step how to create your own unique journal, made from a series of loose-leaf cards, that will help you to overcome negative self talk, illuminate your best self, and spotlight your own inner hero. Journal prompts, personal exercises, side bar tips, and worksheets are included to help you combat your critic and find your hero.
Quinn guides the reader through a series of unique mixed-media techniques and approaches to writing that each lead to a different card within your journal. Step-out instructions and photographs are provided so the reader can create their own personal pages. Techniques include abstract ink art, photo mosaics, fabric collage, paper sewing, eggshell writing, soy silk paper art, and more. Quinn also describes a number of different ways to use and store the journal cards.
Quinn invited a group of 10 artists to contribute their own journal cards based on the techniques from the book. I am so happy to be a part of that group and to have been able to create Discover Within, a two-sided journal card shown below.
Quinn provided me with a signed copy of her book to offer as a giveaway on my blog. One lucky reader will soon have this book in their hands. To be eligible for the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post. Comments will close end of day on Monday 3/3 and the winner will be contacted by email -- so be sure to leave your email address. Good luck!
Giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Kathryn Dyche Dechairo who won the book!