My Journey With Journaling

TwitterJournaling is something that I have dabbled in from time to time. Especially, when things get tough. It’s relaxing for me and takes my mind off of things.

I first started art journaling about four years ago. It was a tough year with a lot going on, and I needed an outlet. Art journaling was a way for me to get my mind off of what was happening at that time.

Art journaling is a very personal experience. I have shared a few pages from the approximately ten art journals that I have created. I continue to work on a page until I feel that it is the way that I want it. Sometimes, I will go back and add items.

I usually purchase an artistic sketchbook to use for an art journal and have used various sizes. I remove the spiral binding of the sketchbook and replace it with three binder rings. Starting out, I use smaller rings, and by the time I am finished, I’ve changed them out to the larger ones.

Journaling ideas

A journal page can be comprised of:

  • Personal pictures
  • Your favorite quotes
  • Writing prompts
  • A favorite memory
  • Your favorite holidays or seasons
  • Dates that are important to you
  • Letters or numbers

I also include patterned paper either as a background or an accent, stickers, ephemera, and hand-drawn items on my pages.

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Next year, I will be continuing with my art journaling journey. I will update more in a later post.

Until next time,

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