Art Journal Gyotaku

Hello Peoples!  Last week on The Artistic Biker Live! I was supposed to interview Newfoundland’s Jeanette Jobson. A long time contributer to such sites as and, Jeanette has helped many with her online tutorials and workshops.  She has recently received a grant from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council to study the almost lost Japanese art of gyotaku or “Fish Rubbing”.  Gyotaku was originally used by fishermen to keep track of their catch of the day.  There is a rather involved process of desliming the fish, prepping the fish – often times by laying it in a bed of sand to hold it level, and prepping the fish or paper with ink before hand.  Jeanette has been experimenting with all of it and snapping all kinds of pictures to document her trials.  I did not use any live fish in this journal entry based on that technique.  I used some toy rubber fish, some fishing lures, and some Swedish Fish.  I labeled my fish just as if I were documenting them. Up close you will see the labels “Toy Fish”, “Bait” and “Candy”.

The show was riddled with connectivity issues until I was finally shut down for almost three hours by AT&T.  They tell me it was because my modem went bad, but our cell phones wouldn’t connect to the internet either.  I was able to catch up with Jeanette a week later for an impromptu interview.  We had a lot of fun talking about fish stamping, and she tried to get me to stamp Boy2.  You can see that interview on my U-stream channel, and I will be releasing it as a podcast later this week.

This week on The Artistic Biker Live! I will be talking with the Phabulous Paula Phillips, better known as @JournalArtista.  A long time scrapbooker, she has recently made a leap into Art Journalling, and with both feet I might add.  The splash she is making is fantastic with almost 1000 YouTube subscribers and over 150 U-stream followers in about three months!  Come join us Thursday night to chat with Paula about her beautiful journal work, her transition from scrapbooking, and her HUGE following!

Be sure and “Tune In” to The Artistic Biker Live! every Thursday night from 7-9p central!

Upcoming events on The Artistic Biker Live!:

12AUG2010 Stencils, Stamps & Bows as we talk with Paula Phillips, better known as Journal Artista

19AUG2010 Juriaan The Viking will be joining us to discuss quick drawing techniques that can easily applied anywhere, and life as a professional artist!

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