We tend to over complicate things… especially when we want to learn something new. We compare our work with others’ masterpieces and quickly feel disillusioned.
Our over-achieving, critical side kicks in, telling us we have to buy the best art materials and write down perfect, inspirational phrases in our journal.
We squash the fun-loving, curious part of ourselves that just wants to create and play with child-like freedom. The part of us that laughs, splashing paint on the page.
There’s no real need to over-think.
Art journaling can be as simple as giving yourself the freedom to unload your feelings, to fully express yourself.
You don’t need to master the arts to enjoy and benefit from art journaling.
Imagine using your journal as a daily practice of learning to let go.
Imagine releasing the need to compare yourself to others.
Imagine embracing your inner artist and being kind to her, rejoicing in your creative process, without worrying about the end product.
Do it for yourself.
And just begin where you are with what you have today.
Why make it more complicated than that?