Q is for questions: Visual Journal Prompts

art journal prompts

Q is for questions in our ABCs of visual journaling. Questions help us to get over the dreaded lack of ideas when we look at a blank page. Perhaps this is why I love writing on my pages first before approaching the page. If you do a Google search for visual journaling prompts you will…

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5 Steps to Bring Passion to the Visual Journal Page

fox art journaling page

Do you have those moments when you look at Instagram or Pinterest and see someone’s visual journal page and think, wow, that is incredible. How did they convey so much passion and meaning on the page? The visual journal page is the perfect space to explore your passion, your dreams and desires. Today we are…

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R is for Round: Circles and Mandalas in your Visual Journal

using circles in art journaling

Coloring and creating mandalas was the one thing that brought me back to my art over a decade ago. I remember sitting on the couch with my two young kids, a mandala coloring book and a box of colored pencils. We would watch Emeril on the food network and color together. Over the years my…

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Stitching, Stamps and Stencils, Oh My!

using stencils in art journals

Three of my favorite techniques to use in my visual journals are stitching, stamps and stencils. As you can guess, today is letter S of the ABCs of visual journaling. Part of the fun of visual journaling is trying out new techniques and practicing them on the pages of a personal journal. This playful experimentation…

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5 easy ways to incorporate text into your visual journal

Text in your art journal pages

T is for Text in your visual journal. This might be one of my favorite letters on our journey through the ABCs of visual journaling. I love incorporating text into my pages and want to show you a few of the ways you can incorporate text into your visual journal. The art I’m sharing today…

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U is for Underpapers: The Alphabet of Visual Journaling

alphabet of art journaling

Today’s alphabet of visual journaling features one of my favorite things: underpapers. Underpaper is the paper that you put on your workspace to protect it from paint drippings or to wipe off brushes and brayers. It often ends up making the most divine collage papers for use in visual journaling, junk journals and book making.…

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V is for Variety in your Visual Journals

handmade junk journal

From handmade visual journals to pre-bought sketchbooks, junk journals and gorgeous bound journals, variety is the spice in my creative life. As we work our way from Z to A with what I love about visual journaling, we land on V. V is for Variety of course! I use my visual journals as a way…

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Visual Journaling ABCs: W is for White & Black

black and white botanical illustration

Welcome back to my series on the Visual Journaling ABCs. I am wandering my way from Z to A through the things I love about about visual journaling and how it has helped me on my creative and healing journeys. Yesterday’s post was Y for memories. Today is the letter W for white and black.…

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Y is for Yesterday: Visual Journal Your Memories

art journaling pages

One of my favorite ways to create visual journal pages is to capture memories of my past. Childhood experiences of my own, travel adventures with my hubby or other favorite moments are perfect for visual journaling. That is why Y is for Yesterday. If you missed my first post on the ABCs of visual journaling…

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The ABCs of Visual Journaling – Zip Zap Zop

Zip Zap Zop art journaling page

Zip Zap Zop is an improve game that’s fun, focusing and energizing. Use this playful game to overcome your fear of approaching the blank visual journal page. For the next 26 days I will be sharing the ABCs of Visual Journaling and thanks to my friend Nancy Shobe, I’m starting at Z and working backwards.…

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