Hey friends! Today is the last day to purchase 52 Weeks of Art Journaling at the discounted relaunch price of $28 before it goes back up to $32 tomorrow. It won't be on sale again for a few months so it's a great time to snag yours!
I'm also thrilled to share what the lovely Stephanie Bryan did using the 52 Weeks course when it was offered last year. Stephanie is brimming with talent and made such lovely pages using prompts and art challenges from the course and matching them with her own style. Each page has me wishing I could sit down and flip through the whole thing!
If you've been curious about the difference between scrapbooking and art journaling, I think Stephanie's work is a great example of how it can really be what you want it to be. She's an avid scrapper but made this album in the spirit of 'art journaling'. It's got so many of the same elements but the feeling behind it is still very focused on capturing the present moment. It's documenting feelings and reflections but using similar elements as scrapbooking. It's a little less structured and might focus on sharing a journey instead of a year in the life. Maybe it shares snippets that are more personal or maybe it's just a place to let go of any rules or trends that might feel confining.
As I sit down to art journal I'm usually in a place where I need to let something out of my heart. It's sometimes heavy, sometimes not. It is a place for me to set things down so I can move forward to something fresh and new or figure out an idea I've been working on. It's also a place to be playful and a little silly. It's whatever I want it to be.
What has art journaling been for you? Do you feel like there is a clear difference between it and scrapbooking? Do share!