How to Art Journal

So today is a free day where I get to write about what I am doing and show off my work.  That being said, I have no new work to show off–but I am watching videos and reading about “How to Art Journal” because that is something I want to do.

Why art journal you might ask.  Well, I love journaling in general, but I have always wanted to combine journals with my love for art.  Hence–Art Journals!

Imagine my glee when I discovered that there are so many people out there that are already doing just that!  I found so many wonderful videos and watched every one of them.  I have to be careful, though, because watching videos is not making an art journal and I am a master procrastinator when it comes to making art (why?).

I was hoping that by combining these two activities I would jumpstart my brain into being ready more quickly to paint.  At least that is what I am hoping.  So I am going to leave you with a few of these art journal videos that I have been watching.  Maybe you too would like to get started with this process.

This first video is by Jennibelly and I really like all of her work.  She has a Ning group also that is fun and free.  I liked this particular video because she explains her process so clearly!  As you can see, she does not try for perfection.  She simply does what makes her feel good and uses this journal to capture things and colors and pictures that do just that.

I put this video here for two reasons.  The first is that she is so funny! and happy! and I really like that.  The second reason is that she shows you just how easy it is to make your own journal from items laying around the house.  Her point is to just get started!

This last video is added because she shows her own take on making a journal.  Using old books or magazines is a really great idea.  I especially like how she covers the old book cover with paper, pictures, tape, etc.  then she seals the entire thing with packing tape to completely protect the cover.  She also shows you just how simple it is to make and attach your own papers into this type of journal.

So, I hope you like the videos and I also hope that you enjoy making or starting your own Art Journal!

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