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  • I started art journalling back in 2005. I read Sabrina Ward Harrison's Spilling Open, and it was like a light went on in my head. Oh! I could write *and* make pictures. At the same time - in the same place.

    My art journals are a place for me to explore visual ideas. I'm not so interested in the writing part - I don't keep a written journal, otherwise (unless you could my blogs, or my Cowbird stories).

    But I like a place where I can be completely free to play with random combinations of colours and lines and shapes and effects... and words, sometimes.

    I purposefully choose childhood media: crayons, poster paints, coloured pencils, washable felt-tipped markers, construction paper and recycled paper scraps.

    When I'm doing something in one of my art journals, I'm a four-year-old again. With the benefit of a 44-year-old artist's discerning eye.
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