Thursday, 21 January 2016

A peek in my art journal

I love art journalling. For me, it is a great way to give myself some creative time. I can be more free in my journal because it is just for me, I don't have to show anyone if I don't want to, and it does not ever have to be a finished product to be admired or sold.

A lot of my pages have never been seen by anyone other than me. Having said that, I'm happy to share some of them in journalling groups I belong to, usually when a page is a response to a certain theme. I also love seeing other people's pages and discussing different techniques, and I've found the online art journal community to be a wonderful, friendly place. Online sharing is a great way to encourage other people to have a go as well, so I plan on sharing some of my pages on my blog this year. Hopefully it might encourage any of you who want to begin an art journalling practice but don't know where to start!

There are loads of great online resources to help you get started. These are a few of my favourites.

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer - tips for getting started

Teesha Moore's 16 page journal (first in a series of videos)

Art Journal Wisdom, free course from Dirty Footprints Studio

Kristal Norton's free e-course Art Journaling 101

I also have a journal board on Pinterest which you can find here.

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