Another Way of Journaling

Hey guys! 
Two of the many things I enjoy doing are art and journaling. About a million (maybe less!) years ago, I found this new sort of journaling-it's called art journaling. Instead of writing out your feelings you use art to capture how you truly feel. For instance, the image below (on the right) the big star says "You will make it" then there are some quotes about shooting for the stars. 
I put that in there because I have a generalized anxiety disorder and sometimes I just need a little pick me up. You don't always have to use words, I personally am a quote-a-holic so I always have words. 
This picture (above) is one of the rare ones where I just have somethings in. They are obviously symbolizing 2010 New Years. As of right now, I don't really remember the importance of it, but I tend to put random stuff into my journals.

So the rules of journaling-there aren't any! You can use whatever-
-receipts
-pictures
-magazine cut-outs
-random arts and crafts supplies
ANYTHING!

For example, I used the tray that chocolates come in, that my mom gave to me!

There are so many things you can do, the best part is, if you don't want anyone to look into them, you don't have too! It's your journal, add anything you want! 

It's definitely a nice release and it's so fun! I'm going to leave you with some awesome links to get you started!


Oh and P.S. there are many art journalers (art journalists?!?!) that do tutorials for random techniques (Journal Girl has tons of youtube videos!)

Here's my latest (as of today!) that I've completed. 


It says "You think the only people who are people, are the people who look and think like you. But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew you never knew" 
-Pocahontas




P.s. Feel free to ask any questions!



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