Changing My Approach to Art Journaling

For the past two years I have had the same approach to art journaling: participate in as many challenges and create as much as possible. That’s worked well for me and I have developed a lot in my style and my ability to create quickly. But towards the second half of 2018, art journaling started …

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How to Create a Travel Journal Kit in 5 Steps

One of my favorite ways to art journal is creating travel journals. I’ve made everything from complex scrapbooks, to simple one-page zines, to using my Traveler’s Notebook to document a week-long trip. Not only is it a good way to reflect on the day and what I’ve seen, but it’s a great way to look …

Italy Art Journal

Art. Pizza. Architecture. Scooters. Markets. Gelato. Beaches. Blue. Those are the words that sum up my trip to Italy this year. My partner and I explored Naples, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, Salerno, Paestum, Pompeii, Matera, Bari, and Palermo. It was a trip I had been planning in my head since I was a little girl. …

52 Self Portraits

At the start of January I embarked on another journey of self-discovery, using Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd's self portrait class. It's a series of prompts to take one photo a week and represented your self. Unfortunately the class is no longer available to purchase. Like all of Vanessa's classes, it's developed its own meaning and become so …

Urban Nature

I have always lived in cities where there shouldn't be cities: Phoenix, Washington, D.C., Madrid. Deserts and swamps, drought and blizzards. Perhaps I am drawn to the conflict of taming nature, of wanting to be both in nature and a city. I have recently started collecting indoor plants, in an attempt to make the white …

Home

"Home is where the heart is." I haven't been home in over a year and I just recently moved to Madrid from London. I have been living as an expat for a year now and before that moved from apartment to apartment, from city to city. I haven't felt "at home" since I left my …