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Tricks to get in gear and get messy in your art journal.
Use the prompts as written or embellish as you wish.
❑ ALBUM: Create an art journal page to celebrate one of your favorite albums. Could be a CD or 33 rpm platter but a collection of songs sold together in a group. When I was in college, I listened to Jackson Browne's "Saturate Before Using" calmed me down when I was sad. The album was an entity in itself.
❑ CIRCLE: Draw a wonky freehand circle on your page, large enough to hold whatever you want to write. Write in the journaling circle. Then draw larger and larger imperfect circles around your words, in colored pencil or neocolors. Don't erase. Accept the imperfection.
❑ BALANCE: On a blank journal page, write a sentence about something that really pisses you off. Under that sentence, write something cheerful on top to balance out the pissiness. Go back and forth, on two different topics, griping and cheering. Draw boxes and doodle around various words in colored pencil or marker.
❑ PETALS: Collect flower petals from your garden and put them in a little tiny handmade envelope, and use the envelope on an art journal page.
❑ POCKET: Incorporate a fabric pocket on an art journal page, it could be an actual fabric from old clothing or you could stitch fabric onto the page. Hide something in the pocket.
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