This year I'm trying something new with my art journal.
Instead of using an actual sketch book, I'm journaling on random bits of paper! And hopefully I'll be able to find a way to bind them together at the end of the year. :)
I thought I'd share some of my favorite journaling ideas that I've used so far!
1. Journal on random things.
This is a small paper bag that I pulled apart and drew on. I did this page after seeing Hugo. It's such a magical movie, I just loved it! All these doodles have something to do with the movie.
Other things you could draw and write on include paint chips, programs from concerts, newspapers, magazine clippings, paper doilies, etc. etc.
2. Trace a favorite comic strip! Use colored tracing paper for extra fun.
This comic ... is my life.
I'm so not a morning person.
3. Keep it simple.
Journal entries don't have to be big or eloquent. They can be a simple sentence, a tiny doodle on a flash card. A mini memory.
Jot down a random thought, something silly that happened, a small thing you want to remember.
4.Try something new!
Your journal is your journal. It doesn't have to be perfect, there aren't any rules. If you want to mess around and try something, go for it!
This is my first time trying an acrylic painting. It's not at all perfect, but it was super fun, and I'm still pretty proud of it. I might hang it up in my room for a while before putting it in my journal. I haven't decided yet. :)
5. Don't expect all your pages to be beautiful.
I have plenty of un-beautiful pages. Lots of pages of personal writing that I've simply printed off of the computer or whatever.
The pages I've shared here are just some of my favorite artsy ones. ;)
How about you? Do you journal? Doodle? Sketch? Paint? Scrapbook?