How to start creating a new journal can be overwhelming, so it's best to dive in without thinking about it too much. As your journaling journey progresses, your journal will guide you to a theme as you fill the pages with your creativity. The only rule for art journaling is, there are no rules!
Scribble, write, and draw on the blank pages. Start with the first page and a few middle pages to get everything started. Create colorful backgrounds by throwing colors on the pages and blend the colors with a brush or brayer. Scribble words into the wet paint for texture. Write secret thoughts and feelings with a pencil, knowing you will cover them up later. Have some fun expressing what's in your mind and heart.
Week One Creative Prompt
Write or draw a story using these prompts: Spouse doesn't notice, and Recluse. These were the cards taken from the Storymatic game, which will give you a jumping-off point for your journaling. You can combine the two, or create a story from one. Tune into Stillness is another prompt drawn from the Mindfulness card deck. These prompts can invoke all kinds of stories, real or imagined. Doodle, write, and illustrate in your journal this week using these prompts if you wish!