Art Journal Inspiration: Walt Whitman (plus art journal prompt)

Art Journal Inspiration: Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman has always been a favorite author of mine.  I recently read a book that reminded me of that!

Wonder society

To be honest, I don’t want to tell you too much about the book in case you want to read it.  I can say this book was one of those books I gobbled up almost in one sitting and have been going back through again slowly.

It came at the perfect moment and it has positively impacted my life in many ways.

As a consequence, I have been wanting my own copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.

Now, I could have easily ordered a new copy and had it pretty quickly, but I really wanted a used copy.  I have been watching for it at my local used bookstore and scouring the book section in my local thrift stores.

And then, finally, this week I found it!

Walt Whitman

I almost jumped up and down when I found it in a thrift store!  I was on a treasure hunt and I found my treasure!

It’s a simple thing, a book, but it felt like an adventure to try to find it.  Like I said, I easily could have went on Amazon and ordered it, but that felt too simple and too impersonal.  I wanted a book that had been read and loved before by another Walt Whitman fan.

The art journal page I created is in honor of Walt Whitman and also The Wander Society.

Art Journal Inspiration: Walt Whitman

Art Journal Prompt:

Consider the following questions:

Who is your favorite author?

What is your favorite book?

Who is your favorite character from a book?

Or it doesn’t have to be your favorite.  Have you read a great book recently?

Make an art journal page.  You could include quotes like I did, draw, collage, make a list, whatever you like!  Think of unique ways you can express your feelings about the book (or author or character.)

And when you’re done, come back here and leave a comment – you can upload a photo of your page in the comments as well!

How to Start an Art Journal

Not sure how to get started with art journaling?  Check out this post to help you get started.

And see all my art journal related posts for inspiration here.

Then check out my Inspired eCourse.

Inspired eCourse

Inspired eCourse gives you creativity activities and art journal prompts then I show you how to take the inspiration out of your art journal pages to design your own beautiful jewelry.

The next session starts on July 25, 2016.

Learn more about Inspired eCourse here.

There is a payment plan available for easy weekly payments.

Note:  This eCourse is not available all the time.  I run it once or twice a year.

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