First and foremost, I call myself a Textile Mixed Media Artist and what that encompasses is Fabric, & Mixed Media. Mixed Media includes Art Journaling.
I like to Art Journal in vintage unloved books, but I also have been known to use handmade journals and/or Moleskines. My Art Journal begins with paint or ink from stamp pads. The paint may have been left on a brush or stencil from a previous page or I start right there with a blank page.
I am asked many times over a year, why do I Art Journal….
Art Journaling is not just for writing about your feelings or your day, it can be anything you chose it to be.
Art Journaling is for everyone and there is no right or wrong way!
Art Journaling is not about perfection.
Art Journaling is not about having all the mountains of art supplies. Pick 3 colours your love and go from there.
Art Journaling gets all that stuff out of your head, so you can breathe.
Art Journaling brings clarity.
Art Journaling allows you to write the inner thoughts you may otherwise be ignoring.
Art Journaling is a private journey.
Art Journalling allows you to understand yourself better, more deeply. Yes, from deep inside your soul.
Art Journaling can be relaxing.
Art Journaling can inspire you.
Art Journaling can motivate you.
Art Journaling can even show you your dreams. Those you ignored for years or never knew you had before, all the while spreading paint or cutting out words.
Art Journaling allows you to find that inner wisdom you already have but ignore or didn’t realize you had, if you allow it between the layers.
Art Journaling is inexpensive therapy!
Dale Anne Potter is a Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach, Speaker living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of the soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness. You can connect with Dale on her website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.