Art Journaling On-The-Go
I don’t know about y’all, but my fall is FULL. Lots of activities, work, school, parties, and traveling, with little time to rest. This is typically a recipe for becoming overwhelmed and anxious for me. So yesterday after dropping Milo off at school, I decided to take out my Mint & Maple Art Journal and set up at a coffee shop. I had something downtown at noon, so I chose Juan Pelota at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop. Grabbing a muffin and cappuccino, I found a cozy corner by a window and got to work. After creating for an hour and a half, I felt so much more at peace. The worries of the world became a little less urgent and a spirit of gratitude washed over me.
As the holiday season approaches and anxiety levels rise, take a minute to stop and be present. There is something about observing the world around you and putting a paintbrush to paper that helps keep you grounded. My hope is that you develop a practice like this one that helps you be a participant in your schedule, not just reactionary. Something that helps cultivate a thankful heart rather than one of busyness and expectation.
Here are some tips on how to make time:
Keep a bag in your car with your art journal supplies so you’re ready when an opportunity arrises.
Get out of your comfort zone! Go to a new place to get inspiration.
Progress not perfection. Don’t focus on the final product as much as the journey of creating. It’s the process that makes it fun!
Check out a video of my time below with helpful tips on how to journal on-the-go!
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