I need to make stuff and be creative. Often. It's my way of dealing with extreme pressure and stress in my life, mostly work-related. I don't always have the time to scrapbook (which will always be my first love craft), but I potter around with mixed media very nicely while doing other things. I never sit down and make an art journal page. I tend to spray some inks or lay down some paint in my journal while I'm cooking dinner and then walk away and let it dry. I come back an hour or a day later and add some stamping and doodles, and then unload the dishwasher. Art journaling is something I do in-between and around other things, and it suits me perfectly. I'm a 'potter-around' art journaller.
I've been following the Documented Life Project randomly during the year. I love the idea of DLP, even though I don't use the moleskin diary which is used in the project. Stephanie Ackerman is taking the idea of documented life a step further in 2015 and is offering the Documented Faith Project. It's free and it's easy; just sign up by email and join the Facebook Group. Go take a look; it's awesome goodness.
all images from Stephanie Ackerman