These days, the internet is rich with “art journals” and “artist’s journals” in all kinds of styles. I love to browse through them, and enjoy many different kinds. Tutorials for art techniques are especially well done… but that’s not really what I’m going to do here!

The process of ideas

I’m interested in how visual ideas get started. How do I decide what to draw or write?

I’m interested in how visual ideas get developed. What are fertile ways to recombine, refine, juxtapose images?

How does visual thinking help my personal decision making? My writing? My artwork?

What about you?

Do you keep a journal? Would you call it an “art journal,” an “artist’s journal,” or a “sketchbook”? What have you discovered about the process of visual ideas?

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