1. When and how did you begin (art) journaling?
journaling in the summer of 2021. I was planning to start a bullet
and found some Facebook groups. In one of the groups, I saw some
gorgeous pages with lots of
stamps, washi, papers, and layerings and
became curious to try this too. 2. Do you have many journals simultaneously in progress? Please tell me a bit about a couple of them, if you do.
Ooh, yeah, unfortunately, yes.
started with a Traveler's Notebook, and still love to use this now and
Last Summer I fell in love with the Midori 1day1page diary and started
to use this notebook regularly. Sometimes I create one page per day, on
another day I complete four pages and there are also days where I don't
feel like journaling. So I don't take it too seriously. I also started a gratitude journal in my Hobonichi Weeks, where I try to write down three good things that happen each day.
was also able to grab a Midori Hibino for this
year. This little book is
where all my thoughts
go, both good and bad, all my worries but also
moments I really enjoyed.
And last but not least I started a Hobonichi
HON, where I write down all my weekly and daily to-do's, different
trackers, and my reading list.
3. What does creative (art) journaling mean to you?
me, it's a balance to my sometimes very stressful everyday life. I'm a
mother of two autistic and non-speaking children. Sometimes our days can
be very exhausting. Then at
the end of the day, I just like to turn off
my head, turn on my favorite Spotify playlist, and let
everything. Those are moments when I just stop worrying and start to
enjoy my little
peaceful retreat with some cute stamps, beautifully
textured papers, and washi tapes. In the past years, I have learned that
I really need those moments to feel balanced and healthy. 4. Who/ what inspires your work?
Most of my inspiration I get from other creators on Instagram. There are so many talented journalers out there. 5. What are your favorite tools and materials to use?
that's a hard one. I think I'm a sucker for everything. But I'm
definitely a paper lover. Different textures, colours, patterns - I love
them all. You can do so much with some
different kinds of paper only.
But I also like creating pages with rubber stamps, washi tapes, fountain
pens, and ink. 6. If you could give 3 tips to someone just starting with creative journaling, what would these be?
Maybe start with a journaling package. That's
what I did. I bought a vintage journaling set on Etsy years ago from a
local seller with lots of lovely papers and stickers at a
price and learned what I like and what not. It can be difficult
to resist the
temptation of buying all the amazing journaling supplies
out there. I have struggled with FOMO (fear of missing out) and made
some impulsive purchases that I later regretted.
- Support and respect the artists! Numerous
talented artists create beautiful designs, handmade rubber stamps,
papers, and washi tapes. However, there are also many copycats in the
industry. Often, large companies steal the designs of independent
designers and produce cheap imitations. It is a terrible practice, and
the quality of such imitations is usually poor. Therefore, it's always
better to support the artists by paying a little extra and getting the
fantastic quality of their stamps and washi tapes rather than buying
Thank you for reading! I hope it inspired you to make your next journal entry :) If you're curious to find out more about art journaling, see here
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