An artist’s journal — or art journal — can be a record of your daily thoughts, a travel journal, an exercise or diet diary, a dream journal, a place where you jot down your goals or to-do lists, or… well, almost any record that you’d like to keep in a book or notebook.
They become “artist’s journals” when you add any kind of art, illustration or embellishment to the pages.
This is a travel journal page I created after visiting “The Nubble” lighthouse in York, Maine (USA). It’s a mixed media work, combining sketches, photos, beach glass, shells, and driftwood from that journey. The original is part of a 9″ x 12″ spiral-bound sketchbook.