Celebrating 2013: 10 journaling prompts to wrap up last year

I like taking some time out at the end of the year to reflect on the year that just has just gone by. But last year, December went by in a flash. And as much as I love riding the high energy wave of the new year, I needed a couple of weeks to get settled […]

6 ways to begin artful memory-keeping

  I love artful memory-keeping for a number of reasons. For me, it’s a wonderful way of combining my passions for drawing and painting with my passion for memory-keeping. I have also noticed that the more I incorporate memory-keeping into my life, the more grateful I am. I know some of you would like to […]

10 memory-keeping prompts

I mentioned last week that I sometimes use prompts when I’m brainstorming ideas. I have to admit. I resisted prompts for a long time after I started art journaling, thinking they were a form of cheating. I had enough ideas of my own thankyouverymuch. Then I realised that they’re actually great starting points. Whether a […]

Artful memory-keeping: brainstorming ideas

When I share memory-keeping projects,  I often get questions like “How do you even get started on something like that?”, or “Where do you get all your ideas from?”. So today I thought I’d share a little bit about the early stages of my process. Much of my art process is intuitive, but when it […]

May highlights

I art journal for a number of reasons, but one of the main ones (yet probably the least shown here) is simply to remember normal details from our lives…while they still seem normal. I tried calendar journaling as a way to document the everyday a couple of years ago. It seemed the easiest way to […]