"Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered
with your old nonsense."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I've embellished the art journal backgrounds the kids did for me with brayers. You can see the original at Art Journaling Kids: Acrylic Backgrounds. I didn't want to paint with acrylics, and I didn't want to collage, but I was in the mood to doodle & write. You've got to do what you are in the mood for - why do anything else in your art journal? It's not a chore, it's to explore.
On the left, I made lines with a white Permopaque marker I'm experimenting with (not super impressed on this matte block printing ink, but I will try on other backgrounds) and wrote with turquoise Sharpie Poster Paint (which is rumoured to be discontinued by Sharpie - why on earth?) somewhat like Slow Journaling. The subject today was writing, why I don't make time for it. I think the truth is that I want to write, but I don't choose to write. Obviously I make time for a million other things.
Then I drew a mandala doodle with neocolors, because the way they pop on black ink is just addictive. Have you tried black gesso yet? Have you tried neocolors on black gesso while sipping a cup of earl grey tea? While avoiding the laundry? What did you skip in order to do art today?