Thursday, April 1, 2010

Artsy Thursday: Art Journal

Over the last weekly challenges I have noticed that there is such a thing as an Art Journal. Its basically a notebook where you put random things that you like or inspire you. I was inspired by this idea and decided to make my own. It has also a very important purpose to me, lately I have been reading about personal finances in the Simple Dollar. He write very interesting things that are understandable to those of us who have no understanding of money management. I was never taught about saving, or being financially smart, so I have taken up the mission of informing myself.I'm saving the valuable information on my art journal because I know if I write it on some plain notebook I will never revisit the lessons I learned on The Simple Dollar. Without further ado, here is my Art Journal:

The cover
1st page
2nd page
3rd page
4th pageA
5th and 6th page
8th page
9th page
10th page

Its still a work in progress as I have yet many pages to fill and many lessons to learn.
Thanks you for stopping by and check out the other entries on the Let Your Art Guide You weekly challenge week 8!

Maria Isabel


  1. It's really great, Maria! I've tried many times with the art journal and have failed miserably each time. Wish I could do one as beautiful as yours!

  2. what a great idea! I have a regular journal but would definitely like to put inspiration bits in it too! Thanks.

    -emmanem handmade from swapbot

  3. I have failed in the past too! You have done a fantastic job. I really really like it!!

  4. love it!

    stop by and say hi when you get a chance :)

    following you!

    lolasgirl from swapbot

  5. I really like it and I agree, combining art journalling and diary writing is great. So creative and inspiring.

    SaraswatiChB for swapbot

  6. It's great what you did with your notebook! I have a thing for notebooks and doing artistic things with them as well as to write in them *ah ah* and I like to see how people around the world use them either.

    Greetings from Portugal,

  7. I've been wanting to start one for awhile too-great drawings you have in yours :)
    thanks for stopping by!

  8. What a nice journal. I really like it :)!

    Fabi (BubbLeGumGirLie for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs)

  9. I'm in love with this! I have always wanted to make an art journal, but I'm sort of intimidated for some reason. Anyway, yours looks great!!

    APlusAmigurumi from swap-bot

  10. OOh, I love it. THe zentangle on the front totally caught my eye. I have just started zentangling and created my own sampler to remember the patterns. I'm hoping to start an art journal soon too, I just have to find the time. I love all the embellishing one gets to go wild with. It allows us to use all those little colorful things we collect over time and put them all in one wonderful place. it makes for a visually appealing thing that we can go back to over and over. great idea to put the money lessons inside!
    Jaemac from swapbot

  11. nice art journal. ;-)
    agnes for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs

  12. Its strange but you don't appear in my list of partners but your blog is great :D.

    Art Journals are so much fun. There are many yahoo groups for this, depending on the number of people that sign up thats how many you pages you put in. Then everyone who receives it decorates a page (all the journals travel in a circle so you end up decorating everyones but one at a time). I hope that makes sense.

  13. I am always starting these but never finish one yet, yours likes great so far, love glendas sb

  14. This is fii from swapbot.
    Really like your art journal. Where is the first quote from or did you make it up yourself?

  15. Haven't seen this yet, cos i've been away last thursday - i love this drawing with the bicycle as glasses - supercute!

  16. I have wanted to do a journal in the past but never have. I think yours is wonderful.

    j3ss1ca (SB)

  17. i LOVE your journal! I do lots and this year i have been trying to keep up with a doodle bug journal week by week but man its difficult! yours is great :)

  18. I love your art journal. Wonderful.

    ~LadyAmbrosia Swapbot

  19. looks really good! Makes me want to make one myself!

  20. I can't draw. That's why I have to be good with apps like Photoshop and such :)

    Anyway, that's a great art journal!

  21. I love your journal!! I have been wanting to do an art journal for a couple years now. I think I am finally going to get started this year (crossing my fingers)

    That is one of my fave quotes "not all who wander are lost"


  22. Thank you! I love the complete quote but it did not fit :b
    “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renenwed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king.”
    From "The Fellowship of the Ring" by JRR Tolkien


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