from an art journal by Dina Wakley

Do you art journal?

Are you wondering if you might like art journaling? Maybe you’ve heard about keeping a visual diary and it’s piqued your interest. Or . . .  maybe you’re wondering just what these so-called art and visual journals or diaries actually are.

Take a little time to stroll through the links below and get a better understanding of this art form that’s become popular. Art journals offer the opportunity for self expression with no rules. Additionally, their creation lets you to make something from your own hand that is intensely personal and meaningful–something that no one else could create.

So take a look and let us know if you’re feeling inspired to try some art journaling yourself. Or if you’re already making art journals, link us up in the comments!

from Frida Kahlo


Dina Wakley: Defining Art Journaling

Aisling D’Art: How I Started My Art Journals

Squidoo Lens by Sammie: A Goldmine of Journal Writing Prompts

Play Design Create: 7 Tips to Build a Treasury of Art Journal Ideas

Flicker Inspiration: Flickr group: Visual Journals

Dina Wakley: Using Art Journal Techniques on Scrapbook Pages

Dina Wakley is a mixed-media and scrapbook artist who lives in Glendale, AZ with her husband and three fellas. You can find more information about Dina’s work and online classes on her website,