The biggest piece of advice I can give for artist/writers who are exploring art journaling is to never feel like every piece of artwork needs to be original. Us bloggers post on our blogs and Pinterest so that others will see what we do and gain inspiration from it. I have some favorite artist blogs that I follow for inspiration.
Penny Lane Ink (not currently updating)
But my all time most used resource is Pinterest.
I am not looking for a visually stunning piece of art. I am looking for something that will connect with children, challenge their artistic abilities and provide a writing opportunity. In my mind, I need to be able to see where I will put words, whether they are my own original thoughts, a collage or a poem or quote I plan to copy. Young children require more space on the page to write!
I love this page from Art Projects for Kids. To complete this page we used: Sharpie Markers, Oil Pastels, and watercolor paint. The simple lines of the drawing create a visually interesting, yet easy to replicate page.
I always end up saying this, but these are one of my favorites!