Sometimes I really want to journal in my art journal, not just create art. Maybe just speak my thoughts in writing. Doodle them. Scribble them. Therein comes a new art journal called “Art Doodle Love: A Journal of Self-Discovery” by Dawn Sokol. (Find it here on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/oslklow )
This journal contains journaling prompts and many already colored/designed pages so all you have to do is write, doodle, paint, or scribble in them using any type of art media you wish. I got this for those times when I want to do something easy while watching TV or spending a few moments outside or in a coffee shop but I don’t want to take my whole arsenal of art supplies with me. It’s a perfect size to fit in a purse or a tote. The provided prompts (which you don’t have to use if you choose not to) give you inspiration on where to start if your Muse has left you for a cabana boy at the Jersey Shore.
I received this journal just two days ago and read the introductory pages. On pages 20-21 it said to write out your intentions for the journal. I did that in gel pen, then I over-journaled them and doodled across what I wrote. These are my very first artsy pages in the journal and were based around two items that were sitting on my desk at the time: 1) a label from a piece of fruit I had just eaten and 2) my young kitty Misty (as opposed to my older kitty Cookie). I used a black Fude pen, a white Signo Broad pen, an 05 Micro pen in black, and several colors of Tombow pens (to color the doodles).
What creative thing have you done today?