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21 reasons everyone should art journal (& day 21)

October 18, 2011

1. it’s better than therapy, trust me.

2. it’s all about the process and not the end product.

3. you get to make a mess.

4. you get glue all over your fingers just like in kindergarten.

5. you can finger paint all you want.

6. you can write everything you would never want to say to anyone then cover it up with paint.

7. you get to play with paper. enough said.

8. you create beauty.

9. you can make art every day.

10. you become the mad scientist… *cue evil laugh.

11. you can perfect your style as an artist.

12. you don’t have to be an artist or even good at art.

13. you can show everyone what you created.

14. you don’t have to show anyone.

15. you can expand your boundaries and do something daring.

16. you can tell your story.

17. healing comes when you tell your story over and over again.

18. you can give yourself a pep talk.

19. art journaling is just plain good ole fun!

20. it’s freeing.

21. serendipity happens.


[ser-uhn-dip-i-tee] noun

1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
2. good fortune; luck
and on that note… here is journal challenge day 21.
materials used: watercolors, adirondack color wash spray inks, white acrylic ink, found papers, washi tape, black acrylic ink, pilot pen.
art journal challenge

day 21

art journal challenge

day 21

7 Comments leave one →
  1. alteredforhim permalink
    October 18, 2011 11:34 am

    I love this piece and agree with your list, especially number 1! I just wrote on my blog about how a thought came into my mind about how, this art that heals me. It’s amazing how getting lost in making something especially if it’s for someone else really does heal whatever mood I’m pressing through that day. I am loving your journal art each day. Do you think you will keep going after you’ve reached day thirty?

  2. October 19, 2011 12:01 am

    Good reasons to art journal!

  3. October 21, 2011 8:54 am

    Love this list!!! You are an awesome inspiring woman. And you make me want to do THIS!! You have to start teaching it EVERYWHERE!!!

  4. October 21, 2011 8:55 am

    oh and you need to get a facebook share button so I can share you beautiful work. 🙂

  5. October 21, 2011 8:55 am

    your work

  6. November 15, 2011 7:14 pm

    Lovely. I just discovered your blog through twitter and you are already an inspiration to me.


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