My Art Journal 2018
A Book That Takes its Time
One of the Christmas gifts I received in 2017 was a copy of A Book That Takes its Time by Irene Smit and Astrid von der Hulst. This charming book truly does take its time. It is a workbook about reconnecting with your creativity slowly, deliberately, with the help of exercises and resources from around the world. I love it!
And I decided that it was the perfect book to use as my Art Journal for 2018. The book's actual title is A Book That Takes its Time, but one of the first things I did was decoupage the cover so that it now reads A Book of Time 2018.
Most of the content is too personal to share, frankly. It has been a rough year in many ways, and within these pages I have grappled with the deaths in our family, the march of time as my sweet boy grows up and I get older, changes in friendships -- and forging new ones in a new place.
I have worked through the book chapter by chapter, and the pages of text have become the basis for journaling about the topics raised. There is a wonderful timeline of your life to fill out and a section about values -- clearly articulating what you value. The book also includes nourishing recipes, sections on meditation, the joy of list making, a scavenger hunt which I adapted into a photo scavenger hunt.
Here are a few of the less personal spreads I have done in A Book of Time: 2018.
Working through A Book That Takes Its Time is challenging, astonishing, and affirming. I highly recommend it -- whether you use it as an art journal or not!
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