If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, the concept is simple: It's a commitment to take ten minutes each day to do something in your art journal. No need to finish anything or even like it. It's about making the time to nourish your creativity every day! If you have the time to flip through your phone, you have the time to Art Journal Every Day. If you'd like to share what you make, use the hashtag #artjournaleveryday so that we can all take a peek. You can find new Art Journal Every Day posts here on the blog most Fridays. The archives go back to the first Art Journal Every Day post in 2010.
I talk a lot about daily art. I know that it has been vital to my growth and development as an artist. I believe that it can be for so many others. From "Art Journal Every Day" to "Carve December" or "PrintInktober," I have spearheaded many of these "daily art" challenges to help motivate others to make art every single day. But I hope that I have also been clear that giving yourself grace for not creating every day is also important.
This first journal page encapsulates the end of 2019 for me. There's an entry in November on the day we went to the hospital to have the baby, one entry for the entire month of December, and then a few entries for January. C'est la vie. Some is better than none.
As a fun fact about this page, I had a precious piece of deli paper. It was the first time I had figured out how to do a purposeful layered print on the gelatin plate and I just didn't want to use it. But I finally glued that precious piece of paper down to this art journal spread and then worked on softening the edges so that it wasn't so obvious as to where the print started and ended.
Have a great weekend!
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