What is it about art journaling that makes me love it so much?
I like that it's in a book. I have always loved books, and I love working in a book. I can take it with me, and the pages turn and I can close it and it's like I have my own little world under my arm or in my bag.
I love that I get to write in my book. I also love that it isn't just writing. I love that I get to use different pens in pretty colours when I write. I have an excuse to buy lots of pens.
I love that I can do anything I want in there. I can draw or paint or collage or write, and one isn't 'better' than another. I don't have to worry about what it looks like or how it will turn out. I really really like that.
I love that I get to use pretty colours and buy new materials that I can try out. I also love that I can use ugly colours and use stuff out of the bin and recycle useless stuff.
I love that I sometimes write really deep stuff and get these wonderful insights into my self and the world. I also love that I can write really shallow stuff like lists of stuff I want to buy or complain about petty things, hee hee.
I love that pages that I think are hopelessly ugly sometimes end up really cool looking. I also like that sometimes I end up hating my prettiest pages, much to my surprise.
I love hanging things off the pages.
I love how excited almost everyone gets when they look at an art journal.
I love looking at other people's art journals.
I love how my art journal surprises me. That what I make surprises me.
I love turning on other people to art journaling.