One of the first books I purchased when I discovered the incredible world of art journaling was Diana Trout’s “Journal Spilling”
In this book, Diana shares tips about supplies, prompts, techniques, and general process themed ideas for you to make your own. It is easy to follow and there are many detailed photographs to help follow her process. She has a friendly style, and her enthusiasm is brilliant.
First and foremost she recommends using the art journal as a place to experiment, a place to let your ideas and expression spill over the pages. “Don’t think! Work swiftly when spilling whether in words or images. Try not to think.”
Sometimes we just need to give ourselves permission to play and this book is a great companion for ideas and methods to make this happen. I love her easy going style and the confidence she has in her own mark making and artistic expression.
Every page of this book is filled with color photographs and mixed media instruction to make the process super easy.
If you are new to art journaling or you have been into it for years, this book will give you some great ideas, and step by step tools for discovering insights about yourself and how safe this process can be.
Hop on over to Diana’s blog at https://dianatrout.typepad.com/blog/
She has a great blog, in fact right now she is offering a free Watercolor Wildflowers workshop to help everyone fill their time with creativity. It looks like so much fun…just the ticket for spring! She also has a link to Amazon where you can order her book.
Thank you Diana for sharing your art with all of us! Artists supporting artists is my philosophy and I love to pass a little love around.
Thanks for stopping by and have fun making pages in your art journal.