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I Don’t know Jack According to the Art Journal Page

Using found poetry and a Spark of Art-spiration in an art journal page by Carolyn DubeA little found poetry did not go as expected on this art journal page.  I had high hopes for it since I was using a page out of a Danielle Steele novel.  Turns out…I don’t know Jack but I do know how to play and have fun!

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Where was the best place to put this on the page? Anywhere! Since I had no plan what so ever, it didn’t matter where I put it.  The important part was to glue it down and play. All that white space was an invitation to play.

Using found poetry and a Spark of Art-spiration in an art journal page by Carolyn DubeI searched for words or phrases that popped out to me from a randomly chosen page from a book to create a bit of found poetry.  I expected something a bit racy…after all it was a Danielle Steel novel.

Here are the words that called to me, ” Jack was cautious.  She asked me if I had something in common.  An easy smile she said.  She couldn’t argue with that.” Not exactly Pulitzer worthy.  In fact, it really doesn’t make much sense now but it did in the moment.

All that kept going through my head was, “You don’t know Jack.”  Did this mean Jack Sparrow or Black Jack Randall (I’m finally caught up on Outlander)?  I don’t know, since I really don’t know Jack.Using found poetry and a Spark of Art-spiration in an art journal page by Carolyn Dube

Apparently time passes more slowly for me when waiting for anything to dry.  Waiting just a minute or so felt like weeks with that white ink so some quick blotting sped up the process and shortened the wait.  Using found poetry and a Spark of Art-spiration in an art journal page by Carolyn Dube

What will I be doing with this cardboard art journal page? Binding it into a Permission to Play style journal. You can see how step by step in my free workshop here.

Using found poetry and a Spark of Art-spiration in an art journal page by Carolyn Dube

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Using found poetry and a Spark of Art-spiration in an art journal page by Carolyn Dube

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  • Kathy Gledsdale July 14, 2017, 8:17 am

    I love it!

  • BonnieM July 14, 2017, 10:41 am

    I know you’re in the “zone”, and we should use whatever supplies we have, but I’d love to know which blue paint you used on the lower part of this page! It’s yummy!

  • Vicky Fisher July 16, 2017, 3:50 am

    Hi Carolyn,
    Or maybe jack from Jack and Rose in Titanic.:-)
    Vicky

  • Katie Crommett July 30, 2017, 10:04 am

    I’ve been binge watching your videos! I’m obsessed and inspired 🙂 What is the paint that you put into the fine tip applicators? I noticed the link to the fine liners is for dick blick’s fillable applicator bottles.
    Thank you sooooo much for your inspiration and PERMISSION! 🙂 🙂

    • Katie Crommett August 26, 2017, 10:29 pm

      Never mind my question — found the answer in your videos. 😜 I love binge watching your YouTube channel! Hahaha!