______________I'd like to start my blog post with a big thank you to Erika for asking me to be a guest blogger for her today -- I had big plans of making an Artful Card with you but time got away from me and you're stuck with a chat on art journaling :-)
One of the reasons I enjoy art journaling is there are no rules -- well -- I would break them anyway -- but you can start a new page everyday or use a two page spread to make a little art everyday -- or settle on a combination of the two, do whatever makes you happy.
An art journal is a place to try out new techniques and new products to get a feel for how they work. Since an art journal is typically private you are free to create with abandon and really get the feel for the technique, tool or new art products without without fear of making a mistake.
If you are nervous about this fun way of expressing yourself -- I strongly urge you to wipe those hesitations and nervous thoughts from your mind and JUST DO IT. start today. Use what you have or pickup a cheap composition notebook and start with a doodle or two. Those 30 minutes you spend in your journal are a gift you give yourself and your creative spirit.
Assuming you made it this far -- for more of my art journal pages check out my blog, Art from the Heart (http://cmscanlon.blogspot.com
Thanks again for reading -- hope you'll stop my my blog for a little visit, have a great weekend!
Thank you so so very much Cat for sharing your work today. I puffy heart you!!!