Keeping Art Journaling in the Family

A few weeks ago, I received one of the most awesome texts ever! My daughter wrote “I started my art journal last night, I don’t know how you only do one page at a time! I could have decorated the whole book last night!”  It went on from there, and needless to say, I set about planning more journals for her. But, because she was coming over to see me quite soon, I thought it would be fun to work on them together.


She loves her horses, so what better place to start than with these. The one on the right came with gorgeous illustrations and the pages were in great shape. The book on the left has a nice cover, but the pages were unusable, so we just replaced them.


She went with all cool colors for the blue book, and all warm with the orange. I have to say I loved her choices in paper!


I’m super jealous of the way they came out! If I wasn’t in the middle of so many art journals, I would be making one of these for myself! The florals with all that woodgrain is making me drool!

She asked for more lined paper than I usually put in my journals, which is awesome! Adding your writing along with art and bits and pieces of your life is what these journals are all about!


So, what a wonderful thing to have in my life, a new art journaling buddy! It doesn’t get any better than that!

Thank you for the visit,

See you soon,


4 thoughts on “Keeping Art Journaling in the Family

  1. Oh Patty how special is that?! Love the new journal books and you’ve inspired me to make one of my own now, with a very special old reader book I found in a thrift shop. You’ve got a great sense of flair with your embellishments and use of old vintage pictures. You two have fun with journalling!


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