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I had this idea that it might be fun to do a journal project as a group, so I figured I'd post to see if there was any interest in doing this. Starting in January, maybe? I was thinking I could put together a basic supply list (using diy tools as much as possible to keep the cost down) and a few weekly prompts. If I can figure out a way to set my camera up over my desk I might be able to do a short technique video for each week. (I finally got my camera replaced by Canon - yay! The package was stolen after they sent it back from a warranty repair during the summer, and they kindly sent me a new one since Fedex didn't think it was their problem.)

I'm not an expert at any of this stuff, but reading through the art journal thread it seemed that it might be a good way to get started for anyone who's wanting to try it and feeling stuck.

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YESSSSS. I'm with @Kuchylm on this – I have books, I know nothing, I would love to follow along and make terrible things so I can figure out how to maybe not make terrible things!

@daisywreath There's a new feature here on the site called "clubs" (I can't change the name! I hate the name, but it does describe the gist) – they're like forums within the forums, and perfect for something like this. You can see a couple in action if you click on the obvious link to it in the menu up at the top of the page.

Let me know if I can help you do this in any way!

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This is AWESOME! I've always wanted to do something like this! 

@daisywreath I think that early January goes well with the initial gumption of wanting to be creative, etc--especially since in the past few years @Kim Werker has the Year of Making going. This would be a good outlet for that since the idea is to create/make a bit every day. If you are worried about it being busy--I have a feeling for most of us it is busy any time of the year. 

Those are my thoughts, though--I hope it helps! Looking forward to this!

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Early January it is then! I'm really excited about this.

I've been putting together a materials list and ended up going on and on and on about paper. I need to edit/reorganize that so it's more coherent. I'm thinking I'll set up the club either this weekend or over the course of next week and add the materials list so folks have time to get together whatever they need/want to use. There won't be a big long list of Stuff You Must Buy, and I'm trying to include as many suggestions as possible for DIY tools to keep costs down for anyone who wants to try this but doesn't have a ton of art supplies.

And I think I have things figured out to be able to set up the camera to shoot video over my desk, so I should be able to do some demo videos along the way.

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