A Day of Art Journaling
(with starter of Yoga & Sound Bath)
Sunday 1st March 2020
Join us for a day of Art Journaling facilitated by the artist Zom Osborne. The day begins with 1 hour Yoga and Sound Bath session (with Haydie) and then the rest of the day is devoted to a creative process.
Sunday 1st March, 9 – 4.30pm
At the Longallery 99 Aitchenson st Moggill
Bring a plate of food to share for lunch, gluten free and vegetarian.
A list of materials required, will be sent to you on booking. This Journal is an evolving process that you will continue to work on after the day.
Art Journaling is an easy, freeing and low pressure way to open to your creativity.
It combines the fun of mixed media with the benefits of journaling. It’s like an interactive colouring and creative playbook with each page a new journey. Unlike many other art forms it’s not about the end result (although art journal pages can be stunning).
Best of all, it is not just for artists. You don’t need to know how to draw. For beginners, it is a non-threatening, fun entryway into your creativity. For more practiced creatives, it is a place to play and explore.
Check out Zom’s video “what is an art journal?”
Art Journaling can be many things and an art journal can be used for multiple purposes. It can be a visual journal of your day, somewhere to try out new techniques and art materials, a space for personal exploration, or a place for wild creativity free from expectation or judgement. My art journals are all these things, and each one has evolved according to what I have needed over the years.
One of the things I love about art journaling is that because it is in a book, it can be as private as you wish. This makes it very different from working on a canvas or even paper, in that there is no expectation to hang it on a wall. Hence less pressure. I find that I feel a freedom in my art journal that I don’t feel when I work any other way.
Zom Osborne was born in the U.S. She worked as a signwriter before emigrating to Australia where she worked as a graphic artist. She received her Post-Graduate degree in Visual Arts from COFA in 1989 and then went on to four years of study to attain a Certificate of Achievement in Classical Drawing and Painting from the Studio Art School. She had her first solo show in 2006 at the Lismore Regional Gallery and since then has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows. She is featured in the spring issue of the Byron Art Magazine.
Zom has been teaching creativity, art journaling, life drawing and painting for the past 12 years.
Zom is informed by her love of nature, her studio is in the rain forest amongst the animals and plants. Her current works depict strongly the animal kingdom and the female form as a protector and guardian of animals living in a modern landscape. The relationship appears reciprocal and symbiotic, each important in the others survival.
To view her work and find out more about her, www.zomosborne.com