Art Journaling Defies Definitions

A journal is a nifty gadget where you can just see what happens. The journal is where colors, images, textures,  threads and words meet for coffee and scones.

Art journaling is difficult to define, until you work in your journal for awhile and then it starts to click. It seems like it's about black permanent markers and lightfast magenta paint and pages that stick together. About drawing and gluing stuff inside a book. I mean, it does involve that, sometimes. But when you switch the lens, your frame of reference, question your assumptions, you learn that it's a meaningful space where you can make whatever it is that you wish to create. A space where you first figure out whether the turquoise and emerald paints intertwine to form aqua and whether the ink is permanent... and then you learn about yourself.

I've been listening to podcasts this week. Here's what I liked: 

HAPPIER, a podcast by Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project. I listened to a few episodes and really enjoyed the tone. {I've read excerpts but not the entire book, so I added it to my to-read shelf at Goodreads}

More podcast-related stuff...

I did an interview with Jamie Ridler one year ago for her audio podcast Creative Living with Jamie {22 minutes}.

Amy Cowen is back with new episodes of The Creative Mom Podcast. You can hear my "audio" art journaling prompt inside Episode 176

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