Creating journals and reading journals over the years have been one way to make myself really happy. Journals have become a way to navigate through the ups and downs of my life, the process of making them and writing them being just as fabulous as the end result. They help you trust your creative needs and yearnings and to delve a little deeper into your own truths and what inspires. I love that they are colourful and honest and they can act as a personal memoir for the dark and the light times. Keeping an art journal need not be overwhelming it just has to reflect all the bits and pieces you are passionate about. For me, fabric, paint, remnants, fonts, diary entries, photographs, things I have collected along the way, snippets of daily life, questions, sometimes answers and most of all the things that make your heart sing.
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