As you saw in my story, and as so many of you have experienced for yourself, it’s easy get caught up in the excitement of art journaling – buying all the new products, delving into the infinite possibilities of techniques, and exploring how other people approach their journal.
But art journaling doesn’t actually require those things…it’s simply a container, a method, to help you reconnect with yourself.
Don’t get me wrong: I also love exploring with new techniques and learning from other artists; but only when I’m looking to expand my artistic skills, not when I’m stuck in my head, worrying about how my journal should look.
We lose sight of the fact that everything we need to create meaningful art journal pages is right within us. (tweet that!)
By looking within for the answers instead of outwardly, you create a safe environment to express a reflection of who you really are.
The key is getting clear about your intention.
What is it that you want?
Do you desire a tool to help you dig deeper into your soul?
Are you ready to create an art journaling practice that will help you playfully reconnect with your true creative self?
If so, then the first step is to shift your mindset when you approach your journal. By bringing out your playful self, looking within, and creating a safe environment for expression, you are building a solid foundation for a transformative art journaling practice that can potentially change your life – which is exactly what I guide women do in my e-course ROOTS.
It all begins with that simple shift of how you view your journal, and trusting you already have everything you need.
With that shift, you’ll be able to tap into deeper parts of who you truly are. That’s when the magic happens: Your journal becomes a tool for self-discovery.
So, what is one belief that you have about your journal that you can shift today to help you view it in a new light?
Perhaps it’s a belief that every page has to be beautiful. Or that you have to finish a page when you begin it. Maybe it’s belief about needing the latest supplies before you can start journaling at all. Choose one, and re-write it. Then be sure to share it with us in the comments below.