I found this groovy little how to guide on making your own personel artist journal complete with pencils and junk!
If you are like me, the process of defining what constitutes an artist journal for you has been a difficult one. What should it be? Morning pages, writing, drawing, photos, a diary of private thoughts? Should it be the place to put your angst or your joy or both?
I think what blocked me for most of my life is that I have never wanted to give physical reality to my dark thoughts. Whenever I would try, I would never return to that particular book again, not wanting to revisit sad moments or problems. I know it helps some people to work things through this way, but I’m not one of them.
The joyful moments, however, are something else again. My biggest joy is exploring: places, thoughts and ideas. And I like to go back and revisit those moments – because I forget about them (mental pause) and can get excited all over again – and because they are even more interesting from whatever perspective I find myself on that future visit. So, that’s what my journal contents should be.
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