Art journaling, a new journey

I’ve been seeing a lot about art journaling lately, and over the Christmas break it got me all fired up to have a go myself.

At first I couldn’t see what the fuss was about – I thought “I’d rather create a painting I can hang than a book”.

art journal creature -wip

But then I realized that it’s all about the fun of playing with supplies, taking risks and making up your techniques as you go along.

It doesn’t matter whether you create something that everyone loves, as long as it speaks to you personally.

I made this first journal of mine from pages of watercolour paper, sewn together with string.

I’m filling it with designs and words and lists that embody my hopes and dreams for the coming year, hence the title of painting on the cover…

art journal creature

She gazes into the future, awestruck at what she could become.

Happy Paint Party Friday, everyone ♡♡♡

I’m also linking to Art Journal Every Day!

Cheers, jane xx

19 thoughts on “Art journaling, a new journey

  1. Always love your work whether it’s in a book or canvas it doesn’t matter! This is wonderful! Love how it turned out!! It you love a certain page you can always have it made into prints too!!

    Hugs Giggles

  2. Lovely! I felt the same way about the books, but I am having so much fun wiht my journals too!
    About the washi…. yes, i confess i bought 3 yesterday hahahaha!

  3. What a beautiful journal cover! With a beginning like this it’s sure to be filled with lots of wonderful things.Happy PPF!

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