about Art Journaling

Hi there,

Thanks for visiting my Art Journaling page (or Art Journalling page if you are outside of North America) though honestly that word is starting to look weird to me with two LLs so I’m sticking to journaling with one L for now.

As I mentioned elsewhere, this blog started way back in 2005, and has changed a LOT over the years, so a lot of posts are currently switched off, while I update them.  As they are updated, re-ordered, re-categorised etc, they will be switched back on (some of them are really terrible and will never see the light of day again lol).

Journaling is something I have always done for as long as I can remember – I can still remember my first diary with one of those really quite useless locks with a little key that would keep no one out haha. My journaling has changed over the years, discovering bullet journaling, and very decorative bullet journaling, and then on to full-on Art Journaling a few years ago.

Who knew what freedom that would bring! Make anything you want, anything that pops into your head, it doesn’t matter if it is good, bad, messy, clean etc.  Use anything you like – ink, paint, pencils, crayons, stencils, stickers, stamps, paper, any mediums, all mediums – it doesn’t matter.  You have the freedom to do whatever you feel like doing and the best thing is no one ever has to see it but you (unless you want them to of course).

You can buy all the latest must-have stuff, all the fancy journals and journaling supplies, but you don’t even have to do that.  Just start small and use what you have.  Remember though if you are using products with a lot of water, or a lot of mixed media, then you will need to get some decent paper that is up to the job. Starting is the important part though – just start and see what happens!

So meantime, while I am “beautifying” some of my older posts, you can see some of my Art Journaling posts below, or from the links on the front page.

seamstress alterations art journal spread
art journal spread
art journal spread

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