One of the things I never seem to have time for is art journaling. But I’m always so glad when I find the time. Today’s challenge is to do some form of art journaling. Elizabeth guest posted this a few years ago. While she no longer blogs, she is very active in West Michigan. And still does workshops on art journaling from time to time!
Art journaling is a whatever you want it to be. Annoying, right? But it’s true. Art journaling is for you. It’s for exploring. You can explore different types of art mediums and try out different paints and styles without feeling like you have to “be an artist” or officially make a painting. Or your can explore yourself, your life, or your city. You can write about all the things you can’t talk about and paste in some bits and bobs here and there. You can collage like you used to in junior high just to create something new or feel the rhythm of the scissors and the squish of the paste. You can create a landing pad for all those little papers you keep hoarding for “something” as a visual journal of your life. Maybe it will eventually become an inspiration journal for something you want to make, design, or draw? Maybe you’ve always wanted to try sketching or cartoon drawing or fashion design and need a place to practice and write notes to yourself?