Okay, so art journaling. If you are not familiar with this brand of journaling, you must check it out especially if you are someone who loves to create or express yourself through art! In the last few weeks I have stumbled across a few blogs dedicated to art journaling. There are some pretty talented people out there.
I have always been at artist at heart. I love to capture and create things whether through my photography or working with clay, drawing, painting and even writing, I get the most fulfillment in my soul through art. Being introduced to art journaling has created a fresh spark of enthusiasm for me as I endeavor to be successful this year through this journaling challenge. Over the next few weeks, I hope to explore my own artistic creativity through art journaling in combination with writing. There are just some days when my heart is just not up for writing in my journal and I think expressing myself through art instead on those days might be just the ticket! I am excited to get started.
This week, I wanted to share with you a few of the seriously cool art journaling blogs I have fallen in love with and I hope they will serve to inspire you as well.
Here are a few of my favorite inspirational art journal finds:
This one from UmWOWStudio is so perfect for those days when a bit of inspiration is needed.
Collecting stamps (or postcards) from your travels or even putting together a few from where you hope to one day go! This one is via C.B. Wentworth.
I love this idea of making a mixed media collage from book pages and then creating your art on top of it! This one if from coisasdagil.blogspot.com.
This beautiful quote art journal page from Journal Girl is gorgeous! Her entire site is gorgeous, you should check it out.
If the whole idea of art journaling seems like something you would love but you just don’t know how to get started, here are a few great blogs that can help you get going!
Check out thisfree art journaling e course from Kristal Norton. Not only are her art journal pages incredible, but she offers a totally free e course that walks you through
>>> Over atTextMyJournal, Meredith offers 30 great art journal prompts to inspire you and get you motivated to put pen (or paint) to paper. Her prompts include things like, “Go on a walk and collect flowers. Press those flowers in a page of your art journal.” and “Illustrate on of your favorite song lyrics.” Pick one that speaks to you this week and try it!
>> Amy from Mindful Studio offers a great video, Art Journaling For Anxiety. She explains that there are some days when just ditchingany expectations as she expresses herself on paper, letting go of the outcome is a huge anxiety reliever in her own life.
>>> If you are someone who is passionate about the art you create and would like to share it with other artists, they even have a site to do just that! This is where artists can trade their art with each other! It is pretty fun! ACTsforALL.com
If you missed any of our other journal challenges, be sure to check them out and let me know how you are doing! I would love to hear from you.
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Week Three: Journaling a Moment That Impacted Your Life
Week Four: Journaling Something Your Do Well
If you are going through the Women of the Bible Study with me as part of your journal challenge, this week, on the heels of reading about Sarah, lets now flip the perspective and take a look at Hagar.
Her story can be found here:
- Genesis 16; 21:8-21
- Galatians 4:22-31JOURNAL CHALLENGE: As you read these passages, imagine yourself in Hagar’s place. What thoughts and feeling might you experience? How would you be feeling towards Abraham and Sarah? What does her story reveal about her character and how she relates to others? What are some things you admire about / can learn from Hagar? How do you deal with situation that are out of your control?
If you want a little more structure in your study of Hagar, and other women of the Bible, may I suggest grabbing a copy of this book! It is wonderful!