in the traditional sense of layering papers, paint, lettering, beads,
fabric or ephemera, is what first comes to mind in describing the recent
craze of this particular art technique!
collage is more a metaphor for the life of the Journal Lady® as she
is truly an inspirationalist and artist of many mediums, textures
and layers. She incorporates whatever material
is at hand to enhance her philosophy and
for life and learning by creating imaginative works of art and one-of-a-kind
journals. There is always much depth and soul expression in her work,
all of which is inspired from intense visual and verbal journaling.
by her life-long artistic background and work as a calligrapher and graphic
designer, she often marries words and letters with colors and shapes to
communicate her message(s).
The Journal Lady® writes, paints, collages,
lectures and teaches both
and adults the importance of keeping a journal and the necessity for self-expression.
She is a continual student as well as having studied at the Lyme Academy
Fine Arts, Lyman
Museum, RISD, Colby-Sawyer and with over 50 national artists.
She shares her home and studio, A Writer’s Garden, in Stonington,
CT, with her husband, Richard, a devoted doodler and partner in paint.
For the past 9 years, a unique writing and art camp for children has enlightened
their creative environment (see Art Bound
In a more serious vain, The Journal Lady®, aka Antoinette Ledzian,
is an Advisory Board Member of PROTECT (see
links), a national association to protect children. She is also a
Certified Expressive Arts Facilitator whose work has been published in
“Art and Healing” by Barbara Ganim.
Antoinette and Richard are members of the COVE which assists children
who are grieving a family loss (see links).
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