At the end of last month I shared 10 journal prompts for summer and asked you, our diligent and creative readers to send in your best ideas for jump starting a journal. I can’t post all 50+ terrific prompt ideas here, but I can share a few of my favorites in honor of the release of Dawn DeVries Sokol’s new “Art Journaling” DVD.
Lynne Weinberger writes:
On trips, I save every scrap of paper I come across to use in my journal and card making. I was lucky to spend two weeks in Japan again, and I have incredible washi paper, train tickets, chopstick wrappers, and more to incorporate in a travel journal of my trip.
Carolwieler is inspired by childhood:
Journal about what you would do today if you were 10 years old, ie: run through a sprinkler, eat a popsicle. Then do it! Have fun!
To get out of a journal rut, I've been journaling on shrink film—then I paint or stamp the reverse side, cut it into rectangles, punch a hole (or two) in each, and bake to make shrink art charms. I love that I can write things that are "secret" because once it's made into little charms, only a few words appear on each one.
Ses4 shares her journal on-the-go idea:
Have a journal kit ready to go on your next artist's date. Have a small zip folder with sketchbook, pencils etc then take yourself somewhere fun!
I asked Dawn Sokol about her new DVD and asked her for a list of journaling must-haves, you know, just in case she gets stuck on a deserted island. Here is her list:
- A journal (of course!)
- a Micron® pen of some kind (multiple sizes would be nice)
- Tombow® Mono® Adhesive
- Honey Bee® scissors
- Souffle® pens
- White Uni-ball® Signo UM-153 pen
- craft paints (inexpensive is fine)
- collage fodder
- Polaroid PoGo(TM) printer
What would your list include? Have you tried any of these products? If you want a look at the rest of those amazing prompts, check out the original blog (and be prepared to do a lot of scrolling–50+ comments is a lot!)