Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #37 — Resources for Art Journaling

Carrie Todd @mystudio13

Carrie Todd @mystudio13

We spent the first week of February looking at journaling through expressive writing. This week’s creative resources are all about Artist’s Journals and Art Journaling! If you’ve had difficultly with writing journals, perhaps this idea is better suited for your personality? Great for creative spirits of all art forms, mediums and genres, and you do not have to be an artist to benefit creatively and spiritually from this practice!

Today’s link is loaded with lots of great ideas and tips for art journals. It also describes the writer’s own thoughts on what she believes are the differences between art journals and artist’s journals. Depending on your creative bent, one may be more beneficial than another. Either way, I know this posting will inspire creativity in you!!

There’s also great info on gesso—what it is and how to use it as an artist.

Aisling’s Guide to Artists Journals: Illustrated Journals & Diaries

Have fun & happy journaling!

Blessings of ARTistry, CREATivity & BEaUty, Jody

P.S. Find the complete art journal series here:


What is Create-A-Day? Just as One-A-Day® Vitamins help restore the nutrients we deplete in our bodies, so too do we need to refill, replenish and renew our creative souls. In 2015, watch for daily* posts to undergird your ministry; lead you to resources to nurture the creative spirit within; and draw you more deeply into your worship of Jesus Christ. My goal is to provide you, the creative Christian, with over 250* resources to help you develop your ARTistry, CREATivity & capacity for BEaUty. Books, worship arts ministries, video series, websites, conferences—all geared towards artists, creatives, worshipers and people serving in worship and creative arts ministries. So, visit my blog every day* to see what creative resource I’ve hunted down for you. You can stay connected by following me on Twitter or Facebook. Or better yet, sign up to receive email updates by clicking the button to the left. We’ll watch the resources pile up as the year unfolds!

* I am a proponent of family time and Sabbath rest so don’t look for posts on weekends or Holidays.
Create-A-DayJody Thomae is the author of God’s Creative Gift—Unleashing the Artist in You, a devotional book with Bible studies to nurture the creative spirit within and to serve as a resource for creative Christians, artists, musicians and worshippers. She has been involved in worship arts ministry since 1997, coordinating artistic involvement in church services and regional worship events through dance, drama, poetry and fine arts and has had the opportunity to perform, teach, choreograph, preach, coordinate and lead workshops in the area of creativity, spirituality and embodied prayer. She has also recently released a devotional CD, Song of the Beloved.
Her passion is for the revelation of God to be made more real through the prophetic use of the arts in church and formational ministry. It is her desire to portray the message of Christ’s desperate and unfailing love for His people to help sustain the hearts of the broken and weary. Life scriptures include Psalm 27; Isaiah 50:4-7; and Zephaniah 3:14-17.

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