Shh…We meet in the evening after everyone is asleep. I make sure to shut the door so no one hears me.
Then I open my art journal. Squirt some paint and begin. I am so in love with my art journal! Wait, what?! You thought I was cheating?! Get your mind out of the gutter! Better yet, let’s use the gutter to make a cool pattern on my page layout.
I can have fun without the commitment.
My art journal allows me to try out new ideas, styles, and practice! I can have fun without the commitment. I don’t have to worry about a large white canvas or which wall to hang it on. I can work in my art journal for 2 minutes, 2 hours or 2 days. I set the rules and experiment with art supplies. I enjoy playing with colors and seeing how the materials work on the paper. If I mess up, I don’t care. It is part of the journey.
At night, I play in my art journal. It helps me relax and be creative. It also helps me cope with the stress of life, trauma, drama and insomnia! I can create a lovely beach scene with a sunset to escape the gloomy gray days. I can scribble my anger onto a page instead of screaming. It is the perfect boyfriend. It always listens with no complaints!
Art Journaling is a way for me to see my progress as a person and an artist. I can look at a sketch and be transported back to a memory from three years ago. My art journal goes with me everywhere! I might write a few pages of my thought or sketch an idea. It is a visual documentary of my life.
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