Thursday, 8 January 2015

Journaling: My new found love

So this is my art journal which I began in September last year and it's still ongoing. I even have another book ready for when I run out of space because I'm very suprised at how many pages I've already filled. I love recording my life, thoughts and feelings but when I start written diaries I get so bored and when I try and draw my heart is just not in it every single day. I'm a very messy, visual person so this is perfect for me! It never crossed my mind that a journal didn't have to be perfect until I came across Caitlin's FAQ which you can read here. (It's very inspiring!!!)

A lot of the pages I share on my Instagram are the visuals but I do write a lot of personal stuff in here as well so it's not something I would easily let people go through. This little book has become so special to me and since my course don't really care about sketchbooks being 'pretty' i now have a way of venting out my love for putting together pages! 

I thought I'd share maybe for some inspiration. It's a great way to let yourself be creative without the pressure of someone judging it. You don't really have anything to lose! 

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  1. Okay that's it, i'm getting my own Journal. Being an art student 3 years ago i really miss my creative art side, this looks amazing xx
    Love Vicki <3 victoriajanex.co.uk

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    1. Doooo it!! I just stick random stuff in sometimes if I don't feel like drawing/painting/writing. :) xxx

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  2. love love love these pages! journalling is so wonderful

    x Claire
    www.augustlikethemonth.blogspot.com

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    1. thankyou! it's very relaxing :) xx

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  3. This journal is absolutely gorgeous - it makes me really regret giving up Art & Design after high school.
    Feeling very inspired to journal now :) X

    www.farawaylucy.com

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    1. You should totally do it and thats great :) xx

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  4. woahh your journal is perfection. Love it! I really want to work on my journal now haha :)

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  5. ah, i love journals that look so full and have bits coming out from in between. and i also love seeing your artwork and these journal bits are really lovely! xx

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    1. Thanks Laura, I used to hate it but now i've learned to love the messness :p xx

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  6. I've kept a written journal and sketchbooks off and on over the years. My sketchbook habits have become more consistent than my journaling. I'm thinking this year, though, I might try to meld the two into one book.

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    1. Definitely! It works way better for me like that! xxx

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  7. I have a journal just like this but mine is mostly filled with words. sometimes I stick in some photos/drawings & pressed flowers. I love yours!

    Mara // marashares

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    1. I just can't bring myself to write in it every day id rather just use imagery haha. That sounds lovely and thankyou! xx

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  8. What a creative way to put your feelings into... well, images and illustrations. That's amazing, I wish I was as creative as you.

    And this kind of reminds me of smash scrapbooking. I love the idea. :)

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    1. oh god jes you definitely are!!!
      I'll have to take a look!
      xxx

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  9. Wow. You're incredibly artistic, I'm loving this! I've never been able to write a journal. I love words and expressing myself through them but it's just never worked trying to formulate thoughts or feelings that aren't... well, words. The idea of journaling with visuals is awesome, if only I could do it as well as you :)

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  10. Could you just come over to my room and use my blank walls as your canvas? Seriously Amy, you're too talented. Just seeing your art on my feed makes the day that little bit more colourful x

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  11. You are such a huge inspiration to me and I love seeing your journal pieces.
    Lauren // OhHay Blogs!
    xxx

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