Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I'm sitting in Starbucks (so thankful they finally got free's about time!) researching art journaling, and I've decided to take a short break to blog. I have been wanting to begin art journaling for a while now, and I decided today was the day to begin. After I leave Starbucks, I'll be heading to Michael's craft store to pick up a few supplies. I already have a journal I can use, mod podge & brushes, and lots of stamps, ink, and colored pens. Unfortunately before the move, I trashed all my magazines, so I'm going to have to start up another collection of those. I am not really fond of paint, so I don't think I'll be doing much painting in my journal.

I am so very excited about this! I have journaled for as long as I can remember (although my journaling has slowed a bit since I began my blog, but I still do write in it periodically), and the thought of creating a more visual journal is really appealing to me right now. Tomorrow it's supposed to rain all day, and if that is the case, I'll have plenty of time to experiment with my newest form of creative expression.

So at this point, I know very, very little about art journaling & if any of you out there has experience with it, I would love to hear your recommendations, thoughts, advice, etc. Thanks in advance!!!



Lisa said...

Oh Leslie, how fortuitous that I finally got to catch up on my blog have GOT to check out Connie @ Dirty Footprints Studio ( and her Art Journal Love Letters workshop.

It is an open class, ongoing, with OODLES of juicy information - videos, a great community, techniques, deep thoughts, etc...and tons of personal feedback from Connie.

As you can tell, I adore her - she is the one who got me started in Art Journaling several months ago.

Email me if you want any more info!! (And yay for you for jumping back into this!)

Yogadiva said...

Lisa--thanks so much for recommending Connie's blog. I actually used to read it regularly, but haven't most recently. I went back to it last night & was so excited to see all the art journaling information and resources. THANK YOU!!!

Mandy said...

So nice you wrote about this, check out my new art blog, we are starting a new sketchbook/art journal project is the link:) Namaste, Mandy