an art journal page on loose drawing paper, 2010
“That without experimentation,
a willingness to ask questions
and try new things,
we shall surely become static,
Most folks think of a journal as a noun.
But I think it's a verb.
The simple act of journaling, or working in your journal, is the essence of art journaling.
You win simply by working creatively, whether with paint or words or images. You can work in an actual journal, in a wire-bound pad of paper, on the cardboard back of a cereal box, in a hand-bound collection of random papers, even in an old children's book.