drawing with joie de vivre: francophile art journaling

Anna Corba‘s new book Doodling in French, will help all visual diarists and art journalists take a trip to Paris, without leaving your own art studios! Since my own very best gal pal Joy is leaving in just a few days for a glorious time in the City of Light (or The Illuminated City in some circles), I thought I would share Anna’s book which came out last week.

Anna encourages casual doodles which will take on a Parisian je ne sais quoi as artists render tiers of the Eiffel Tower, sketch the playful outlines of a fleur-de-lys, or learn to draw the perfect croissant. Amazon’s review reads:

“Sure to delight Francophiles and lovers of vintage ephemera alike, Anna Corba’s evocative collages provide an alluring backdrop to her drawing instructions. In a gorgeous little package as pretty as a French pastry, including decorative blank pages in back that tear out so readers can doodle their own masterpieces, this sweet book is an ideal gift for anyone longing for la belle vie.”

Anna’s got a cool little line of art inspired products using vintage ephemera. They include vintage bottles, lined notebooks, shipping tags and candle jars. You’ll love the garden serene overtones and the calming, charming undertones. A recent article about Anna and her work can be found here.

Shauna Lee Lange is a full-service arts advisory firm and design studio located in Port Charlotte, Southwest Florida.  We are dedicated to helping women and girls live more creatively artful and authentic lives through coaching & teaching, residential craft space design & organization, and art marketing & branding.  The Artist Shauna Lee Lange exhibits nationally in paper and book arts in art journaling, visual diaries, and sketchbooks.  Her works center on personal geographies and women’s transformative issues through the use of vintage ephemera, collage, and mixed media components.  Come on over and be a part of our International Linkedin Arts Network Creative Art Consultants.  More art IS more love.

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