Art Journaling 101: Revised!

"There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only
the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning,
an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.”
Anaïs Nin

Just a quick note to let you know that the long-running Art Journaling 101 post has been fully revamped so go take a peek!!! It’s a starting point for readers to find key resources from the archives of Daisy Yellow. Also updated ➡️ most of the Go-To Art Journaling Materials list. One aspect of my blogging process is to dedicate time to keep making the blog BETTER as I go. So I add pages to pull together related reference information, write fresh posts, but also go back + revamp older posts. So I update on an impromptu albeit rotating basis. That way it’s not an arduous task that I’ll procrastinate and avoid! My impetus is this idea of continuous improvement. I know the pages will be WAY better after I rework them. I weave through and work on the content that shows up in google analytics as popular, or posts that point to a lot of other posts, etc.

Across Daisy Yellow you’ll find info about gathering paper, collecting ideas, playing with paint and ink and collage too!!! Daisy Yellow is constantly shifting and morphing, it’s not static! It is truly a work-in-process. Even when I’m not posting anything “fresh” I am still working behind-the-scenes to make it better!

Art journaling by Tammy Garcia

With most posts here, I envision the audience as my long-time readers. But with posts like AJ101, I envision a brand new reader, even someone new to art journaling, but I know that there are a zillion blogs about art journaling. So I think about what I can contribute to that conversation. My perspective is quite different — that art journaling is about process not product — and that’s why you will never find a post called HOW TO ART JOURNAL. Because it is not just one thing. It is so, so many things, infinite things. There are certainly WAYS TO ART JOURNAL, but not one way.

Here’s the thing: “You do not need a kit, a coach, a lesson or a guidebook but you do need to allow yourself the space and freedom to discover {or rediscover}{or reboot}{or rekindle} the flow of creative ideas. The more you work, the more ideas you will have, and the more fuel for your creativity. The key is to figure out what works for you.”

But as per usual, I digress.