Art Journal

I have been intrigued by art journaling lately.  I see beautiful journals all over the internet.  I usually use my sketch book for sketching ideas for my concept photography pieces I want to work on one day, but today I tried my hand at the art journal.  It’s not as easy as it looks!  I am always intimidated by a blank page if I have no prior thoughts about what I want to do.  I was determined to do something, so I started flipping through magazines and found an image of a road along the west coast.  That was my starter, the inspiration if you will.  I just kinda went with it and did something.  Normally I would stare at it for ages wishing for an image to pop into my head so I could then try to get it on paper.

Art Journal
Art Journal

 

It’s nothing special, but it’s my first attempt and I love it because it is the first and I just went for it.  It was a fun exercise, but one I am not sure if I’m going to be able to keep up with on a daily schedule!   Maybe weekly?  I want to find a book that will be only for art journaling.  Perhaps I could make my own?   I’m sure pinterest has too many ideas on how to do that.  😉

All I do know is that it is more fun to art journal with the kids, or other people.  I tend to feed off of others creativity and it truly helps me stay focused.  I am looking forward to trying some new ideas and getting back into drawing.  I miss it so much and I am rusty at it.

How do you like to art journal?  Do you journal alone or with a friend?  We’d love to hear all about it!  Share a link to your art journal below.

Have a great art day today!

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