A few years ago one of my daughters introduced me to the world of art journaling. At first I wasn’t sure exactly what to do or if I would do it correctly. She assured me there was no one right way to do it.
Art journaling is an expression of our own creativity using whatever materials are available.
For one of my earliest pages I painted a background. Then using words cut out from an old book I created a found poem. Here is a photo of it:
At first I was a little timid but the more I experimented the more I enjoyed it. I have used acrylic and watercolor paints, gelatos, crayons, markers, magazine cutouts and more. Now it is one of my go-to activities for relaxing or relieving stress. Here is my latest one, a collage with found poetry using cutouts from various magazines.
Have you ever tried art journaling? What are some ways you relieve stress? Feel free to share in the comments section.