An Art Journal is a personal journal which is enhanced by the owner’s own artwork and, quite often, some found material as well. You don’t have to have any art training to create the art highlights and features for your pages. They can be as simple (like decorating letters and words or photos) or complex (the sky’s the limit!) as you want. I’ll share some ideas to get you started. I used to just do normal written journals and that was fine. The simple steps to making your first Art Journal will help you overcome any doubts about your creativity or ability to draw. Once you start, you’ll find yourself getting more confident and willing to experiment. That’s when the fun really starts! The materials I suggest cost less than peanuts and the results will amaze you. You enjoy yourself, become calmer and create a living testament about your life and the people around you. Your Journal could become a family treasure!