Create (Mama): An Art Journal | FreshlyPlanted

Create (Mama): An Art Journal

While I don't want to give up on big projects altogether, it's definitely nice to sit down and be able to create a simple project all-at-once. This is only one of the reasons that I Love this project. Another reason is you can use any papers you already have, and a variety of papers at that. And not just paper either... but I'll talk more about that in a second. They're also easy enough to create with kids, which I plan on doing soon. In the meantime, here's a peek into mine.

DIY Art Journal
To begin this project, you'll need sturdy paper for your cover and three binder rings. I picked up these rings at an office supply store, but you can also buy them- as well as everything else in the world- via Amazon, here. My cover is one of Isia's rain art pieces, I love the sturdiness of the heavy watercolor paper.

DIY Art Journal
If you tend to collect paper (ahem), this is a great time to pull from that collection. I didn't dig too deep into my collection yet, just including some standard drawing paper and leftover school paper scraps for now. I have some antique and decorative papers that I hope to include soon. 

DIY Art Journal
You can also include cards and photos, and pretty much anything else. Here's a sweet card I received from my Mom, for those just-need-a-hug days. It was an especially nice reminder this past week, as I played nurse to a whole family with the flu. In the midst of it, I took a few quiet moments to stop and reflect:

DIY Art Journal
Because that small act enables me to be a bigger, more patient version of myself for the ones I love best. Which is why I love journals, they remind me to make room for creativity and jot down notes along the way. I look forward to sharing bits of these notes with you in the weeks to come. In the meantime, have fun making one of your own! 

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Cassidy Sevier

Cassidy used to teach in the city, now she homeschools three active kids in the woods. She spends her days reading aloud, crafting, getting lost in nature, and refilling her teapot. Her best parenting advice: You should never give kids more water or glitter than you're willing to clean up! Read more about their learning adventures at Freshly

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