Art Journaling Fun Palaces Session

This year, 2020, I will be doing my first livestream, in conjunction with Fun Palaces, on Sunday 4th October on this page.The session will give some tips for art journaling without buying art specific supplies. This is to show how it doesn’t need to be an expensive hobby or take up a lot of space in the house.

Art Journaling in Self Isolation – Take THAT, Coronavirus!

Skip to art journal page about coronavirus The idea of self isolation has been a difficult one for many people. Older people in particular struggle with isolation regularly. I think the lack of social contact leads to gloomy feelings and maybe of being abandoned. But there are things a person can do to reduce the […]

Art Journaling as a Creative Process

To me, art journaling is a creative process in a few different ways. Art Journaling as a Self-Creative Process. In one way it is a journey of self creation that is a process over a number of years. Keeping art journaling as a practice lets you grow through experimentation and reflection. Initially pages may seem […]

Challenges of Daily Art Journaling: Challenge Yourself

You might ask yourself How can I art journal every day or even every week? And I agree, there are many challenges in daily life that make it hard to enjoy some journaling time. Challenges such as, space time resources inspiration company So I thought I would write a post with some ideas to combat […]

Joyful Art Journaling

Quite a few of my blogs about art journaling in January were a little on the gloomy side so I wanted to talk about the joy of art journaling.You can look at joyful art journaling from 2 perspectives. In one you art journal about something that brings you joy – a celebrations of sorts. In […]

Art Journaling – Gelli Printing

I love patterned papers – all those delightful, colourful designs. That is where I started with collage before including book pages/newsprint/music sheets/serviettes. And then I discovered something new to collage with in my art journaling – gelli printing. I have since made several art journal pages by collaging with gelli prints … Different Ways to […]

Art Journaling with Stencils

Stencils can add a great deal to the creative experience of art journaling. With stencils you can add pattern texture, raised areas, interesting detail to layers, featured images. There are a few techniques you can use with your stencils which you can either buy or make yourself. Buying Stencils for Art Journaling Amazon is a […]

Get Started Art Journaling for Non-artists

Can a non-builder use a hammer/spanner/screwdriver? Absolutely! And there is no difference for art journaling. Many artists keep a sketchbook to collect ideas but you can keep an art journal as a non-artist to play with paint. You never have to make a ‘finished’ piece in your journal if you don’t want to and you […]

Art Journaling Background Techniques

In art journaling, background techniques are a great part of the fun.  They are a chance to get some colour down on the page and in a layering approach in art journaling, background techniques are just the first few layers which may be covered up. I tend to divide art journaling background techniques into 2 […]