I was delighted recently, to create an Art Journal for someone special to me, who is a talented artist, and I wanted to give her a relaxing 'fun' place to doodle, draw, paint, and write to her heart's content! It was fun gathering colorful items that would come together as the embellishments for the binding.
What I found quite interesting in the 'staging' of this art journal~ with a bit of art and illustration, mixed media and altering going on to make it a sweet gift, I continually reminded myself to hold back on including too much of my own artwork. This was, after all, for the recipient to fill with her own creative thoughts and designs! Along with the art journal, I packed in some necessary tools, such as pens, brushes, and paints that every artist delights in!