What’s an Artist’s Journal?

Artist’s journals are illustrated diaries and journals on any theme.

An artist’s journal — or art journal — can be a record of your daily thoughts, a travel journal, an exercise or diet diary, a dream journal, a place where you jot down your goals or to-do lists, or… well, almost any record that you’d like to keep in a book or notebook.

They become “artist’s journals” when you add any kind of art, illustration or embellishment to the pages.

Illustrated on this page:

This is a travel journal page I created after visiting “The Nubble” lighthouse in York, Maine (USA).  It’s a mixed media work, combining sketches, photos, beach glass, shells, and driftwood from that journey.  The original is part of a 9″ x 12″ spiral-bound sketchbook.

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Author: Aisling

Wildly creative artist. Online since 1995, and one of the earliest bloggers, ever. Best known for how-to art tips (and a LOT more) at Aisling.net

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