No Rules in Art Journaling! ๐Ÿ˜

That’s right….No Rules, NADA, None, zip, Zilch!!

Just get started! I know everyone says ” just start”, but that REALLY is the first step. On a napkin, notepaper, sketchbook, or fancy journal. How about all of the above!

Art journal page of Susan Walker Art

Grab your favorite writing tool and start making marks through words, pictures, numbers in form of graphs, charts, and measurements. How about those senses? What do you hear, see, smell, feel? The weather you are feeling? Hot, cold, windy? What does the paper feel like and the pen in your hand? To sit, recording what is around you, the observations you are experiencing as you journal?ย 

Here in this journal page notice, I write sideways along with the page. I started with the sketch during a “waiting” time for my son. I jot a little about that (where I am, why I am there, what I am doing. What my son was doing while I waited onย him.) After adding a few other notes such as the date, some weather notes I got off my weather app: temperature, full moon tonight, sunrise/sunset times.ย 

WPage spreads acoss the bottom of journal.art journal page of Susan Walker Art

Some other ways of thinking about what to document with pictures and words etc.ย  would be to ask “what isย  going on here?” “I notice…” be specific with your words, pictures, or even numbers to tell the story of the moment. “I wonder…” Who is this, why are/were they here? What is happening? When did it happen? Why is it this way?

I hope you find this helpful to you for your journaling pages! I would love to see what you do. You can share your pages below in comments or on : https://www.facebook.com/SusanWalkerArt/

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Susan Walker creates bright, bold, encouraging mixed media acrylic paintings. Custom paintings and pet portraits. Conducts,drawing, Twisted line,travel sketching for mixed media paint & sip classes for adults and children as well as many others at her location or yours.She works in her home studio while sharing it with family and fellow creatures: Lucy the beagle, Pickles the once independent city slicker, 6 koi, 3 uninvited but welcomed frogs in their pond. Here you can follow along in her life as an artist & business owner in her daily life as a mother,wife. Mixed media is her medium of choose,building up layers of paint, texture, stamping and just about anything else lending to the topic. She enjoys the whispers of encouraging words in her art. Inspiring words can be the focus or whispers among the images she draws and paints. She feels the world around us is filled with criticism and pressure where our own thoughts and being gets forgotten. Sometimes she states encouragement and inspiration boldly as the focus of the piece or just under the surface and among the layers for the discerning eye to discover. Susan continues to work with pen/ink and watercolor using them in her art and in her almost daily sketchbook journals. Can see more of my work : www.susanwalkerart.com http://susanwalkerartforsale.blogspot.com/ FAN PAGE:http://www.facebook.com/susanwalkerart

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