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Visual Journaling

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X-acto knives are extremely sharp and it’s really easy to cut yourself by accident!  We recommend wearing a kevlar glove on your hand which is not cutting to prevent injuries.

Art Supplies

Art Supplies: Strathmore Softcover Sketchbook
Art Supplies: X-Acto Knife
Art Supplies: Scissors
Art Supplies: Cutting Mat
Art Supplies: Glue Stick
Art Supplies: Molotow Markers
Art Supplies: Paint Markers
Art Supplies: Kevlar Glove
Art Supplies: Gel Pens
Art Supplies: Old Photos
Art Supplies: Postcards


Marie Latham
Visual Journaling, Marie Latham

“This was a super fun project that incorporated the creative eye and a little spontaneity! I actually regularly keep a bullet journal planner, so I create visual collages weekly to help me remember the fun I had that week and different assignments.

I collect tons of stuff—stickers, photos, magazine clippings, anything that catches my eye. I think it’s really fun to look back on collages you’ve done in the past and see what was visually interesting or what came up in your daily life during that time.

I’m much more of a “do-as-you-go” kind of person, so visual journaling is perfect for me, with its easy format and portability, and its incorporation of my mood and artistic intent. I’d definitely say to start with the big layer of stuff you want on the bottom and work your way to the small things you’ve gathered to avoid covering anything up.

I loved including parts of my day, like travelling into Boston and collecting cards from stores like Tatte, Dig Inn, and Muji! Super fun and rewarding to look back on where you are and what you’re thinking through visual journaling.”

Cindy Qiao

Cindy Qiao
Project Assistant

Visual Journaling, Cindy Qiao

“This was such a fun project to do because I love spending any extra time I have cutting magazine pages that grab my attention. It was really relaxing and didn’t require any difficult thought or too much planning.

I think this is a perfect way to keep being creative, but also to release stress. It was really easy to get creative with it because the subject matter is already given to you and you get to just play around with it. I think visual journaling and collage in general is still a very difficult thing for me because with all of my art pieces I really like planning them precisely. But with the visual journaling, a lot of that control over the medium disappears because you have to compromise with the material.”

Overall, I think visual journaling is the perfect way to maintain creativity from day to day, even if you feel like you’re in a creative rut.

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