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