Dawn DeVries Sokol


WAJP Extras

For the next couple of weeks, I will be posting Q&A’s from A World of Artist Journal Pages that didn’t make it into the book. I’m calling this series, “WAJP Extras”. I want to share these with you because all of the artists had something extremely valuable to say and we just couldn’t include all the info!

Today we have Juliette Crane of the United States:

What mediums did you use on the pages you submitted or what mediums do you primarily use?

I used acrylic paint, paint markers, Bi Brush pens, papers, pigment ink markers, and gel medium.

What do you do when you're blocked?

It helps to go through books or magazines or Pinterest to get inspiration. I’m drawn to the way colors make me feel. Meditations or going for a walk helps to clear the head.

What artists do you look to for inspiration?

Mindy M. Lacefield, Danita Art, Danielle Daniel, Kate Crane

What would you tell someone who's trying to get into art journaling or creating but doesn't know where to start?

A sampling of Juliette’s work appearing in A World of Artist Journal Pages.

A sampling of Juliette’s work appearing in A World of Artist Journal Pages.

Just play! Let go of any inhibitions and do what you want. Experiment with different tools and styles. Don’t feel pressure to show anyone. It’s okay to keep it to yourself until you’re comfortable. It’s important to use your intuitive side. Create what speaks to you.

What do you do to get over the blank page syndrome?

When I’m painting canvas and I have extra paint on my brush or brayer, I keep an art journal handy and wipe off excess paint on to a journal page. Later, going into that journal to create, I find those pages inspiring.

How did you first start art journaling or using a sketchbook?

When I was a young teen. I started art journaling and collaging into them before it was a “thing”. I found it very therapeutic even then, to express myself however I wanted without being judged by my peers. Of course at the time I didn’t know it was “art therapy”, I just did what made me feel better .

You can find Juliette and more of her work at www.juliettecrane.com. Thanks, Juliette!