5 Creative Journals For All Skill Levels!
Ever since the artist Keri Smith released her fabulous book ‘Wreck This Journal’, almost 10 years ago, the world of creative journalling has exploded. Many artists and meditation enthusiasts the world over, are picking up these journals as either a gateway into the creative world (like I did, back in 2009) or are experienced creatives who realise the need, or importance of a little meditative creativity in their busy lives.
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Start now, by artist Kate Neckel. This book was released in August, so there aren’t as many images available by people who have actually used it. I loved the overview of this book:
‘Pour ideas, doodles, and dreams into these hand-illustrated pages to spark creativity. Made in NYC by artist Kate Neckel, this journal is quirky, encouraging, and tough enough to handle all kinds of mistakes. It’s a fresh and irresistible take on creative how-to, packed with inspiring prompts and perfect for would-be artists of all types.”
What a random creative prompt! I suppose it’s a way to get you out of your comfort zone. I know I get stuck in mine sometimes.
The Scribble Diary by Lisa Currie is a wonderful little diary full of prompts for you to doodle your thoughts, hopes and dreams!
This is my most recent purchase! The Calm book is so creative and full of the most wonderful layouts. I’m so excited for it to arrive. Calm was originally a meditation site and set of apps. I’ve used the desktop site and the guided meditation there, it’s great. I highly recommend.
I have a suspicion that the Calm App has in app purchases or is subscription based. A bit like Headspace (which I use regularly, I really like the little illustrations and user interface).
Now you can see lots of the wonderful double page spreads from the Calm paperback book:
Don’t they look fabulous?
Next on my list is The 52 Lists by Moorea Seal. It’s wonderful to see how far Moorea Seal has come! I think we took a blogging course together back in 2010. Her blog and career has come on leaps and bounds!
The 52 Lists project originated on her blog and was a roaring success. You can view the previous years worth of lists over on her blog.
Start Where You Are (affiliate link) is a beautiful Journal of Self Exploration! Full of the most stunning watercolour illustrations. I fell in love instantly when I saw previews of this gorgeous book.
I’ve decided to share a few more of the glorious watercolour illustrations from this book. I will be buying a copy of this too. It’s on my wish list!
oooooooh! It’s important to remember that wonderful quote.
I absolutely loved this layout from the new Calm book. I seriously can’t wait for it to arrive!
Are you going to treat yourself to any of these? Or, can you recommend any more fabulous books for me please!?
We can start that book club we’ve always talked about 😉
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