Category Archives: Artists Journals

Decorated Page by Gwen Diehn

The Decorated Page by Gwen Diehn is a great book for both scrapbookers and journalers who are interested in making the move to personalized art journaling. I picked up this book out of an interest in making travel sketchbooks. I know that wasn’t the title, but the look of the cover and the back of the book intrigued me. As a mixed media artist who also has a history in… Read More »

Artists’ Journals and Sketchbooks by Lynne Perella

If you are someone who is intimidated by startling, innovative art journaling techniques, this rich, juicy book may overwhelm you. This is an idea book more than a step-by-step guide for beginning book artists. Since my approach to paper art is often, “When all else fails, read the directions,” this is one of my favorite reference books. However, I also understand why many of my students feel that it is… Read More »

Spilling Open by Sabrina Ward Harrison

Spilling Open by Sabrina Ward Harrison was startling and original when it first appeared in bookstores. Store owners weren’t sure where to shelve it… art? … crafts? … self-help? Sabrina Ward Harrison made it okay to mix torn-paper collage, cut-out images, paint, pencil, sketches and everything but the kitchen sink. (Only because the sink probably wouldn’t fit between the journal covers.) I pick up this book regularly for inspiration, and… Read More »