What is art journaling?
Art journaling is keeping a book where you make art and write about (or just make art about) something, or nothing. The art can be anything - painting, drawing, just writing, collaging, doodling. There are no rules - it's a great way to chronicle a piece of your life. There are a ton of artists with blogs who show you different art journaling techniques (some of them are on my blog list) and it's a great way to explore different techniques.
You can use any "book":
- sketchbook (proper) either hardbound or spiral bound
- a composition book
- a bought journal with lined pages
- an old book (paint over the text and collage it up or tear out some of the pages and glue in your own (tutorial coming)
- a homemade book (many ways to do this - tutorials coming)
I'll be posting more info on this page, including a list of art prompts that anyone can do. There are so many ideas!
Daisy Yellow has some information explaining what art journaling is as well as a rather nice list of sites with art journaling prompts.
Art Projects for Kids is another great site for art journaling ideas tested in a classroom setting