This article is part of my FREE e-course Art Journaling 101 – which has been designed to gently introduce beginners to the basics of art journaling so you can find your way with more ease and less fear. If you’re curious about art journaling or overwhelmed with how to begin, sign up for the full free course HERE.
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Throughout this Art Journaling 101 course we’ve gone over art supplies you may use, and techniques you can try out; so this week I’d like to talk a little about the journaling aspect. Because using words is a great way to express yourself, and that’s really what art journaling is all about… self expression, discovering more of who you are, and letting your emotions, thoughts, and creativity flow from you.
Let art journaling be an escape, an outlet for you. Write your thoughts down to lighten your load, write about dreams you’ve had, or perhaps simply record a special moment. Use your journal as a sacred place to express yourself freely without worrying about what other people may think.
But just because “journaling” is part of “art journaling”, it doesn’t mean that you have to use words on every page, or any page for that matter. Some people like to use a lot of art with hardly any words, and some people like to use all words with only a little art or doodling.
You just have to find your own balance, and figure out what works best for you.
If you find it hard sometimes to find words to say, or at a loss for what to write about, then you’re in luck because I’ll be back next time with some ideas, tips, and prompts that may inspire you to write more in your art journal.
Until then, just try to keep loose and remember to journal for the joy of it. :)
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