Besides shrines, I would say that Art Journaling was one of my first big loves in the Mixed Media world. One of the first art journal I saw was Dan Eldon’s The Journey is Not the Destination. Check out the whole website. It is a beautiful work of art that came from tragedy http://www.daneldon.org
The other Art Journaler that inspired me early on was Sabrina Ward Harrison. http://www.sabrinawardharrison.com
Both of them messy chaotic rich Art Journalers. Which greatly inspired my style.
Now days days Art Journaling is HUGE… The number of artists doing extraordinary work is mind blowing. Search YouTube for Art Journaling and prepare to be overwhelmed with tutorials.
Art Journaling helped me process a really messy breakup and the subsequent broken self esteem in my 20’s. I so enjoyed journaling in the Art Asylum from the early days of Artfest. But it has fallen by the wayside in my artistic life these days. You see its art that is not for sale. It is not a commodity. Because of these excuses I have postponed it till after the “real” work is done. Which we all know is NEVER.
So I want to share with you some of my older (5-7 yrs ago) art journaling pages to inspire myself to make time for this precious form of expression.