Carla's Funky Art

Create a journal!

Art Journaling, Mixed Mediacarla2 Comments

I have had a journal for as long as I can remember.  It is such a great way to sit down, relax, and get some creativity flowing!  You should give it a shot!  The best part about journaling is when you get a chance to go back and skim through it years later!  It is another great way to keep memories.  Everyone creates journals differently.  I personally like the large Moleskine Sketchbooks, Prismacolor pencils and ink!  I tend to fill the whole page with pretty colors and funny drawings.  Sometimes I write things about what we did that day (to help me remember in the future), poems, or a funny story.  The Creative Journal, The Art of Finding Yourself by Lucia Capacchione is a great book to help you get going.  (Sometimes it gets pretty in depth, and a little heavy) She proposes some fun exercises to get you started! I have a special sketchbook that tags along with me when I go on vacations.  That moleskine has been through a hurricane, the jungle, and humidity to make you choke on!  A ton of my painting inspiration comes from my journals.  If I am having "artist" block, I can sit down, look through them....and get some ideas!  The kids love to look through them as well. (my journals are goofy and funny, you might create something that is more personal, and you might not want the family pouring through them, that is ok too!)  The greatest part about journaling is YOU CAN DO IT HOWEVER YOU WANT!!!! If I don't feel like coloring and drawing, sometimes I cut something out of a magazine and glue it in, and doodle around it! Here is a few of my crazy journaling pages:

December 2009

April 2010

Go ahead and give it a shot!  Journaling is sooooo fun!  You can do it whenever you want and how you want!!!!! Think outside the box and CREATE!