Art By Karishma

my adventures in art

8 reasons I’m working in a traveling journal December 12, 2007

Filed under: Art,Journals,Projects — jhukarishma @ 1:30 pm

Someone on one of the groups recently asked why anyone would choose to participate in a traveling journal project since they didn’t get anything to keep at the end of it. Here’s some of the reasons I wanted to do this:

  1. I get to see and touch other artists’ work
  2. My art gets exposed to a wider audience than if I just posted it on this site
  3. It’s posted anonymously so I can get completely honest feedback and critiques
  4. It forces me to be disciplined and complete work by a deadline
  5. It helps build my resume (so to speak) of successful collaborative projects
  6. An established artist gets to know me and my work, which could lead to other projects in the future.
  7. It’s a slightly different form of expression than what I usually do (art journaling vs. altered books) so it’s a creative stretch for me
  8. I get to let go of my art, rather than hoarding it till I no longer know what to do with it.

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