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Be refreshed,

Dawn Herring

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Making Meaning with Quinn McDonald: A Review

Making Meaning with Quinn McDonald: A Review

I first ran into Quinn's work when I was perusing some websites for the #JournalChat Links Edition for all things journaling. I noted her mix of art, journaling, humor, and an authentic point of view. Quinn has a voice that simply wakes up the creative muse, gives you something to chew on and consider, and maybe laugh heartily at the same time.

When I learned of her book, Raw Art Journaling, I decided to check it out and see what she had to offer. Quinn's whole approach is relaxed, yet meaningful. Easy, yet profound.

She offers several approaches to creating pages in the art journaling genre while using text to add meaning and dimension to your experience.

The ones that stood out most to me where favorite and not-so-favorite words and using them in a context that really gives you something to think about; yet it's not at all heavy handed, just authentic and museful to you because they're your words.

I think what I love about Raw Art Journaling is Quinn's simplistic approach, step by step instructions, and ways to make meaning that will stay with you, even if you don't want anyone else to know about it. (She shows some clever ways to hide your message without eliminating what you say altogether.)

Whether you want to go deep or keep it simple, Quinn shows you her raw way of making art; you'll notice it doesn't feel intimidating or overwhelming. Just simple and meaningful.

&#169 2012 by Dawn Herring

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