I've been admiring art journals for a while now. I love a good art journal flip through video on Youtube. But, as much as I love the images and creativity, there's been something about art journaling that has overwhelmed me. Fear has kept me from even trying. It all seems too difficult and time consuming.
But I've decided to take the leap and tackle art journaling as a summer project. A big push came when I recently attended a Midori Traveler's Notebook Meetup in Tampa, FL. Several ladies demonstrated how they were using their notebooks for art. Their pages called to me like a siren. I was intrigued and asked a ton of questions. Everyone was so supportive and shared resources, tools, and websites.
So I'm diving in and starting with some inexpensive art supplies I have around the house. I'll buy more tools as I progress. My teachers are all online at the moment so let me give credit where credit is due. My inspiration and techniques are a mash up of Jennibellie, Teesha Moore, Sandra van der Geest, and Jane Davenport.
My first journal entry is below. I'm spreading my wings this summer. Let's see where this adventure takes me.