Art Journaling – The Benefits


by Guest Blogger Cynthia Devening

Art Journaling is like having your diary in living color. A drawn, painted, and written account of your thoughts and emotions. You can go from boring hand written pages that you will never revisit to personal works of art that you will love to look at again.

Not only is art journaling going to fuel your thoughts with color, it also has some other great benefits.

The Benefits

  • Self discovery and learning about yourself.
  • A picture book of your history.
  • A safe place where there are no rules, whatever you want goes.
  • A place to record lists, to-dos, everyday ramblings.

Through journaling you can find insight about yourself. Finish a daily or weekly journal and then look back. I’m sure there are topics, ideas, and inspirations that keep coming up. When you will find them you will realize they are important to you.

Do you ever feel like you forget as much as you happen to remember? If you super busy take time out to journal. It will not only leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed it can give you a snapshot in time. Try including a weekly summary of what is going on in your life. Then even if your over crowded mind forgets you will still have a record of little treasured memories!

Drawing and painting is a great way to vent on paper. You can get everything out of your system, down on paper, take a deep breath, and move on. Need a place to record your hopes, dreams, and goals for the future? Keep track of them in your journal. You can get as extravagant as you want. In fact its important that you do, don’t hold back, these are your dreams.

It’s easy to get started art journaling all you need is a journal and some drawing supplies.


  • Pens
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Paint
  • Pastels
  • Charcoal

Supplies can include a bunch of different mediums or a single medium. Entire journals of drawings in ink can be quite stunning.

Sharing your art journaling is completely optional. It can boost your artistic confidence when you get feedback on your journal pages. It’s also great to have pages that are just for you!

Journals are very portable. The right set up and your art journaling can travel anywhere. I picture it as my own personal therapist I can just whip out of my purse as needed! Look for small journals and satchels for your art supplies if you’re going to be doing a lot of journaling on the move.

I hope you will give art journaling a try, today is a great day to start enjoying the benefits!

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