All the Art » Art Journals
My art journal is where I go when I need to retreat from the world. When I have a thorn in my paw, when nothing makes sense, and sometimes even when eveything is so perfect it hurts.
An art journal is for exploring, playing, experimenting and expressing. And, most importantly - it is just for you.
Turns out, playing in an art journal is a wonderful way for you to dip your toe into creativity. I’ve had the privilege of sharing this style of creative expression with many people who had a sense they wanted to try their hand at something artistic but didn’t know how, what, or if they were ‘any good’. It also turns out practicing creativity is a fast track to healing and resilience. Brene Brown explains it best:
There’s no such thing as creative people and non-creative people. There are only people who use their creativity and people who don’t. Unused creativity isn't benign. It lives within us until it’s expressed, neglected to death, or suffocated by resentment and fear.
Brene backs up what I've long believed: Everyone is creative. I believe everyone has a primitive, instinctive longing to create – to breathe life into something that wouldn’t exist in this world without them. (There's a chapter about it in “When Your Superpower Becomes Your Kryptonite”.)
The only thing better than playing in my own art journal, is showing you how to play in yours. The Art Journaling page tells you how we can make that happen.