february art journal pages

My creative habit this month was art journaling, and I have to say I've loved it. This is so different from anything else I've done creatively in years, and yet it reminds me of the magazine-clipped collages I used to make in high school and college.

My journal is totally free-form. I don't sit down knowing what I'll create, which has been a huge change for me. I've learned so much about my creative process.

The biggest surprise for me is how relaxing this is. I feel like a kindergartner, pulling out my paints and experimenting with techniques. Writing in pencil. Adding washi tape here and there. Jotting down incomplete sentences and phrases. Just breaking out my art supplies and going for it, with abandon.

I've joined the Get Messy Art Journal community, which I love. It's so inspiring to see all that people are creating, and it's challenged me to thing outside the box, creatively, while still sticking to what's true to me.

Have you every tried art journaling or have you recently gotten into any creative habits?