Are you inspired by the sketchbooks of your favourite artists? Maybe flip-throughs of gorgeous coloured pages and art notes have encouraged you to start a sketchbook of your own. Choose a sketchbook or art journal with this guide to finding the right sketchbook for your art practise. What is a Read more…
The Tiny Sketchbook Project is completed! This project is just one of many sketchbook projects, seeded in Brooklyn Art Library and becoming significant, global, creative events. They really are for everyone and have sparked my creativity as a beginner and as more experienced artist and journaler.
Art Journaling FAQ
This art journaling FAQ is for beginners getting stuck. The following questions have come up in my journaling class so I’m sharing them here in the hope that they help someone else. If you have another question about journaling, leave me a comment or get in touch. (more…)
Keeping written secrets and hiding words in your art journal
There are lots of reasons why we keep art journals but for some of us, at least some of the time it’s a place to express our feelings. Sometimes we can do this with colour, images, patterns, quotes or lyrics. Sometimes we need to write, sometimes a lot! Sometimes we write but we want to obscure that writing in some way. This blog looks at ways of using hidden words in art journaling.
Five minute art journaling
I love to have a regular journaling practice. It’s time to myself, dedicated time for art and a place to express myself freely. I can choose my materials, style, colour palette and words to suit my mood or situation. I wrote this blog about starting an art journal but five minute journaling is part of how I make this happen for me! (more…)
Art journaling my way My art journal is where I leave my thoughts, my worries and fears. It’s also somewhere I can test new ideas and experiment with colour and drawing. I work through tough days and celebrate my achievements. The act of sitting down to journal creates a safe Read more…