I’ve got a ton of books to tell you about. Seriously, I must have like 10 books to review but what am I doing tonight instead? Oohing over The Journal Junkies Workshop by Eric M. Scott and David R. Modler.
I saw this at the bookstore a couple of weeks ago and finally I knew I had to have it so I ordered it. I am pretty good about keeping a journal but my efforts to keep a visual journal are a lot more hit or miss. Because art journaling for me requires more time I tend to put it off and put it off until it becomes harder to get back into it. So I’m always looking for ways to keep inspired and to push on. Once I get going I love it so it’s almost like I need to learn to let go of this feeling that I need to find lots of time to work on my visual journals.
We know I complain about not having enough time for reading, bookbinding, etc. so why is this any different?
So back to this book. While the book doesn’t necessarily offer many new how-to techniques, it does have some nice step-by-step instructions for the journaler who is just starting out. I have a quite a little library on books on visual arts so a lot of this isn’t new to me, but regardless, I like it because it has artwork that is different from what other books on the subject seem to have and that in itself is what I find inspiring.
Here’s hoping I get my mojo back. How about you? Do you keep a journal? Is visual journaling something you like to do too?