Junk journaling for me is not only a personal endeavor but also an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and build a creative community. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of sharing your junk journal journey and connecting with others by joining a network of supportive artists and journalers.
Join Online Communities
The internet is a treasure trove of creative communities centered around junk journaling. Join social media platforms, such as Instagram or Facebook, and search for hashtags like #junkjournaling or #artjournaling. I really enjoy these communities because I can engage with fellow artists and share my creations. I can connect with people who inspire me and learn from their techniques and experiences.
I recently created this Facebook group for those of us who want to “get back to basics” and create junk journals on a budget. Come join us!
Attend Workshops and Meetups
Look for local workshops or meet-ups focused on art journaling or mixed media. These events provide an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow artists, learn new techniques, and exchange ideas. Participating in hands-on workshops allows you to collaborate, gain inspiration, and strengthen your creative skills. Did you know that I hold live workshops every month on Zoom? Come craft with us! patreon.com/user?u=81071181
I love projects that involve art swaps, where we exchange handmade elements with other participants. Collaborative projects foster connection, spark my creativity, and inspire me to try new things! Many of the Facebook groups also have RAKs (Random Acts of Kindness); who doesn’t need a little more kindness in this world?! I know I do!
Follow a Blog or YouTube Channel
Consider following a blog or YouTube channel to help you on your junk journal journey. Sharing my creative process, techniques, and ideas with others is something that I enjoy very much on my channel: https://www.youtube.com/@TheScrapologist.
You can participate in the community by posting comments, questions, and suggestions. By sharing your experiences, you can inspire and motivate others while fostering meaningful connections within the creative community.
Participate in local workshops or exhibitions dedicated to junk journaling. If there isn’t one near you – why not start one?! I like to collaborate with local artists, libraries, and community centers to create events that celebrate the art of journaling. These events not only showcase my work but also help me to connect with others who share my passion for this craft. For example, I’m in the process of organizing a Junk Journal class at my local Wine Bar here in Skowhegan, Maine! Wine, chocolate, crafting and conversation – there’s nothing better than that!
Sharing your junk journal journey by joining a creative community can enrich your own artistry and inspire others. By connecting with fellow artists, participating in collaborative projects, and engaging with online and local communities, you can be part of a support network that encourages growth, learning, and the joy of creative expression. The junk journal community is so supportive and fun! Why not join us?!!