I just flicked through my blogposts and noticed that I haven’t done a sketchbook tour in ages so about it’s high time I showed one. This is a non-sewn art journal I made in the end of 2019 (!) and the last spread in it I finished at the end of January 2021. I work in multiple art journals simultaneously: that gives me a lot of freedom to choose in which format I would like to work, but the downside is that it takes a long time to fill one up.
For those of you who are not familiar with the term ‘art journal’: it’s like a written journal but instead of using words and sentences, the person expresses him- or herself through art (usually a lot of different media are used, which is called mixed media).
I use a lot of different styles in my art journals and in that sense I might not have found my artistic voice yet. That is the good thing about social media: there is always lots of inspiration. It’s also something to be careful about, I tend to sway from left to right to middle, but looking at all these entries together I see one common denominator: messy pages.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour!
The book was made according to a tutorial by Dina Wakley, which was part of a series of free tutorials (The Living Studio: Handmade Art Journal with Dina Wakley) on the website of Jeanne Oliver.
I made a little video over on YouTube, you can watch it here.