Sometimes before you go forward, it’s good to take a look back. I was looking through my art journals and it’s fun to see how much my work has changed yet still has a certain look to it. This is my very first official art journal page. I remember making the decision to start journaling and wondering if I’d keep it up.
You can see by the ‘theme’ that I started journaling in the summer, summer of ’07.
These pages are rough around the edges but art journaling isn’t about being ‘perfect’ or precise. It’s about capturing art quickly, experimenting, random thoughts expressed visually.
There is no one way or right way to journal. It can change, it should change, as you grow and develop your art skills. If you haven’t made the commitment to journal, summer is a great time to start!