Sunday, October 9, 2016

Art Journaling Resources

from my art journal, 10.8.16 (Gesso, ink, acrylic paint, tombow markers, stabilo pencil, pan pastel)

As some of you already know, I began art journaling shortly after my husband died last March.  I have made digital images and photographs for years, but felt the need to immerse myself in something more physical. Frankly, I had so much nervous energy that I needed full immersion in the work. Art journaling meets that need as it allows me to paint, draw, collage, and write. During these last seven months I have been following a few blogs, read some books, viewed online some work by other artists and thought that in this post I would share a bit of what I have been learning by listing some resources.

I recently started a meet-up for those interested in art journaling in northern NJ.  We will have our first meeting soon. This January I will be participating in Life Book 2017, an online art workshop that last the full year. I'm super excited about this.

Here are just a few resources I use or have used when art journaling.


The Altered Page (Seth Apter)
Art Journal Everyday (Julie Fei-Fan Balzer)
The Common Denominator (Marybeth Shaw)
Creative Art Journal (Emily T)
Creativity Unleashed (Traci Bautista)
Journal Girl (Samantha Kira Harding)
Michelle Ward
Misty Mawn
Mixed Media Journal with Judy Wise
My Art Journal (Diane Salter)
Ponderings (Dina Wakely)
Serena Barton's Blog
Studio 274 Design
An Uninterrupted View (Louise Nelson)
Willowing Arts (Tamara Laporte)

Blog Post: Packing Tape Transfers


page from A world of Artist Journal Pages...
Barton, Serena. (2013). Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop: Mixed Media Techniques for Embracing Imperfection and Celebrating Happy Accidents. North Light Books.
Carriker, Pam. (2015). Mixed Media Portraits with Pam Carriker: Techniques for Drawing and Painting Faces. North Light Books.
Carriker, Pam. (2013). Creating Art at the Speed of Life: 30 Days of Mixed-Media Exploration. Interweave.
Mawn, Misty. (2011). Unfurling, A Mixed-Media Workshop with Misty Mawn: Inspiration and Techniques for Self-Expression through Art. Quarry Books.
Sokol, Dawn DeVries. (2015). A World of Artist Journal Pages: 1000+ Artworks - 230 Artists - 30 Countries. New York: Stewart, Tabori and Chang - An Imprint of Abrams.
Sokol, Dawn DeVries. (2013). Art Doodle Love: A Journal of Self-Discovery.  New York: Stewart, Tabori and Chang - An Imprint of Abrams.
Wakely, Dina. (2014). Art Journal Courage: Fearless Mixed Media Techniques for Journaling Bravely. North Light Books.
Wakely, Dina. (2013). Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively With Color & Composition. North Light Books.


Art Journaling blog
Art Journaling on Pininterest
Beginning Art Journaling on Pininterest
21 Secrets Tools and Techniques

How To's
How 2 Art Journal
How to create and keep an art journal: Aisling's How-To Page


Art Journaling Magazine
Art Journal No. 2 Zine


Pam Carriker video page

See more here.


  1. A wonderful list of resources. Very appreciative that you included my blog.

    1. My pleasure to include it. I like the work you do, especially the altered photography.


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