An Art Journal Can be filled with just about Anything, and the rules you set up for yourself are there to help guide you towards your next page. If you don’t feel like following your own rules, then just ignore them. Don’t let rules, or ideas about what this artsy journal should be about, hinder you!
I found a a few spreads from this hand bound art journal, and I don’t think I’ve shared them with you, so here we go with a long post of happy imagery. At least it all seams to be happy to me.
In these spreads you can see a huge variate – within the same journal – of the things I like to add into my art journal. I’ve added in a bit of just about everything I have in my stash, from my paint and pencil to collage and memorabilia.
An Art Journal Can be filled with pretty quotes and other’s people’s knitted art (I’m a huge fan of Lisa Anne Auerbach’s art sweaters) if it inspires you. It can be a place to save cute book illustrations, like this deer, or a place where you draw garden fairies in yellow dresses…
Its not about breaking the rules. It is about abandoning the concept of rules altogether.
It can be a place where there is room to be sad. And room to be really joyful and happy. And sometimes, much to my suprice, it is a place where elephants come floating through air…
…blowing bubbles and looking very perplexed. I love these elephants, but I have no idea where they came from!
And sometimes on rare occasions I even draw from life. I wish it happened more often, but I’m not an illustrator in that way… But just look, what a pretty spread a simple mug and a flower can be:
So you see, art journaling can be anything your heart desires. An Art Journal Can be filled with just about Anything! It is a marvelous thing, if you let it be.
I hope you feel inspired by these spreads in my art journal.
Here are some details of the above pages:
Wishing you a great day!
now I want to get out a sketchbook and go through my clippings. Love your ideas.
Thanks Judy, I want to go through my clipping too when looking at these photos, hehe. Glad you got some inspiration from it all! :-)
Thanks for yet another happy reminder about how fun and happy and personal an art journal can be Hanna!
Aw thanks Pamela! I hope your journal is going strong too?!
These pages are beautiful and your post is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you Molly for your kind words, I love sharing my pages with people who gets them/me!
Thanks, Hanna! The pages that you’ve shared are a terrific and inspirational reminder!
Glad you liked them Lauren! Have a great day!
You know what I do, inspired by your post, I just started a journal for random collage on the papers that come with instructions for use in médicine boxes; I’ve got to many of them and turn this into my way of Healing!