Dawn DeVries Sokol


The Year of the Art Journal

As an art journaler, I wholeheartedly advocate art journaling as a medium of choice. The art journal can be such a stepping stone for all other forms of art. Everything that kept me from art journaling at the beginning just eventually drew me into it.

Some ask me, “WHY art journal?” Well, if you’re asking that question, you’re probably at least intrigued. And that’s great! The art journal can be a refuge for your experimentation, a private place to spill, and a fierce friend.

If you want to art journal, but don’t know where to start, grab a cheap sketchbook and a Micron pen and begin with doodling and writing. That’s what I did. I was so completely overwhelmed by the layered aspect. So I figured if I just filled my pages with doodling and writing, I was starting SOMEWHERE. The rest will come eventually through reading blogs, taking workshops, and picking up mags and books for new techniques.

And with that, I proclaim this:

This is THE year you will start that art journal! You may keep putting it off because of uncertainty. Not anymore! There’s so much for you to do, so much to catch up on, so much AWESOMENESS to be had!

Join me in the art journal, won’t you?? Who’s with me? Comment in this post to let me know!!!!