I have joined three different art journaling groups….I don’t know what I was thinking? 🙂 One of the groups is Julie’s group at Balzer Designs. Over 300 people have signed up so far. The second one is Traci Bautista’s Art Journaling Daily group. The other group is a Strathmore Online Workshop . As of now, they have three different groups you can join there….one starting now with Pam Carriker. The other two will start later on during the year.
I have a ton of composition notebooks. I buy them during the back to school sales every fall. So, I’m using one as my new art journal. I don’t know how long I will stick with it because I forgot how the pages curl up, etc. when you put paint on the thin paper. However, I can flatten them fairly well by putting the notebook under a stack of heavy books. If you are just starting out, this is an inexpensive way to get started. Anyone can do this….you don’t have to be an artist to keep a visual journal. You can glue magazine pictures or your own photos…whatever you want…write your thoughts, write poetry, or use some found quotes about the pictures you choose. There are many blogs that have wonderful ideas for keeping a visual or art journal.
Here’s my second page in my composition book…I didn’t post the first one here…I did put it on Flickr. I tend to use one page and don’t put anything on the back side of the page.