I Love Art Journaling!

It untangles, unbottles and dewhinges me.

What is an Art Journal?

“The Journal is a workbook and playground. And it is also just for me. I’m the audience.”

Roz Stendahl

“Art journaling is about the creative process of pulling together colour, words and images as you wish on one page.
Unlike many other forms of art, it is not about the outcome.”

Tammy Garcia of Daisy Yellow

My Art Journal gives me room to ponder…

…a spot to reminisce

… A place to ask questions,

and answer them.

A testing ground for new art materials,

and old friends.

A space to wander…

and wonder.

There is so much fun to be had.


It’s a mix of diary, travel memoir, autobiography, art therapist, visual diary, notebook, scrapbook and sketchbook….plus more… It’s a place, YOUR space, to record and work through your life experience in images, words, colours and collage.

There are NO RULES.

There is a wonderful and growing community of people around the world who keep an ‘Art Journal‘.

I am an avid Art Journal keeper.
I find it meditative and nourishing.

If I have a crappy day, or someone has ‘done me wrong’, I have a ‘Verbal Vomit’ and blurt it all out in my journal, turn the page and let it sit there for a bit. And a few days or a weeks later, I then paint over it and create something lovely on top.

It’s cathartic, truly.

So many of my ideas and inspiration
come to me while I am with my Journal.

I journal everyday…sometimes a little, sometimes alot.
I love making lists of ‘to-do’s’ in my journal, and when I’ve ticked everything off,
I turn it in to a ‘Ta-DAH!’ list by painting and drawing all over it….
can you tell I LOVE it?!

I know the difference keeping an Art Journal has made in my life.

I want to get as many people
sharing this joy as possible.

I am an Art Journaling evangelist.

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The Institute of Cute, is dedicated to the very best supplies for Art Journals.

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If you want to start an Art Journal, it’s pretty simple

Get a Journal and off you go!

 

You can purchase a top-of-the-morning-to-you Art journal like the Strathmore or Millini Journals.
You can alter a book or make your own.
Here is my first ever YouTube vid showing how to make a simple journal from pretty Scrapbook paper.

You can start journaling today

by taking one of my Workshops – they are all done in Art Journals.

 

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I even have an online store dedicated to the very best, hard-to-find supplies for Art Journals!
My store is called, The Institute of Cute,

We don’t stock ‘Stuff’. We don’t stock the latest just ‘because’.

We only stock the BEST, tried and tested, most awesome,
and hard-to-find art supplies for Art Journals.

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Read this great ‘Journal Fresh’ Interview with Jane Davenport and Dawn DeVries Sokol
about Art Journaling:


http://www.createmixedmedia.com/blogs/journal-fresh-jane-davenport

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