One way I like to express myself in art journaling is to take quotes from the books I;m reading and put them on my art journal pages. In addition to keeping quotes from books in my Commonplace Books having them in my art journals is another way to keep them fresh and in front of me. I rarely read one book at a time - a bit of my A.D.D., I guess. Currently I am reading The Creative Call by Janice Elsheimer which we started back in May for the HKC book club but I got too busy and had to put it down. I am also reading Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton (one of my favorite authors). I am reading this book for the spiritual direction group I am in. The first book is about tapping into our creative self and developing those gifts, talents and passions.
From The Creative Call I began my habit of taking photo walks - my "breathing exercises" as the author calls them. Sacred Rhythms is about spiritual formation through the practice of spiritual disciplines. We have only just begun this book in our study group.
Quotes from books are a great way to get creative in my art journals as well as a way to ponder more fully what I am reading.
*30 Day Blogging Challenge day 3.