Wondering how to art journal? Here’s some information to get started!
An art diary, art journal or visual journal is a journal kept by creative people, often containing both words and sketches, mixed media an other elements such as collage and ephemera. An art journal can have many purposes from a personal space to explore thoughts, feelings and life events to a place to work out ideas for later finished art works to even holding all the daily elements of ones life: from to-do lists to pages that can stand on their own as finished works. An art journal is exactly how you define it for your own creative life and is what you choose it to be!
Remember that your creative journey is yours and progress, not perfection, is the goal. Everyone was a beginner at one time and everyone starts at the beginning. Enjoy the gift of being a beginner!
Art Journaling is wonderfully creative and very flexible – there are literally no rules. But, there’s so much to choose from, where do you start? Here’s a basic list of supplies to get started. Best part: these are all affordable and easily available!
If you’d like a full-full color, illustrated PDF download of the toolkit, it’s right here!
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