I recently added a page to therottingtree called Journal. I added this page to illustrate that I’ve recently begun the creative task of keeping an art journal, alongside my writing journal. However, I’ve discovered that it’s extremely hard to keep up with both because for one, I’m easily distracted, and two, it’s just hard, and more time-consuming. So I’ve learned, and hopefully figured out a way to do both in one journal. (I have doubts about this.)
The idea of an art journal caught my eye on (I think it was Kindle), while I was researching books about journaling prompts for writing. I then discovered this art journaling book, The Journal Junkies Workshop: Visual Ammunition for the Art Addict by Eric M. Scott, and David R. Modler.
From here is where my mind went rampant with this idea, to the point of becoming obsessed with the fact that my normal, everyday, writing journal was not sketchy, or visual enough.
And it stopped me dead in my journaling tracks.
It is a great book, you should check it out if you’re interested in art journaling. And I still peruse it from time to time. But it cannot replace my journaling style, which looks more like a doctor’s prescription note, than anything considered neat, or artistic.
So if you would like to post an image from your own art journal in the comments on the Journal page, that would be awesome!