Art journaling has made me feel creative and artistic. In the past, I felt like a failure when it comes to visual art. I could craft, but not create art. But through my grad. classes with Lesley University, I have broadened my view of what is art and explored more. I found a passion in art journaling. And found I love to combine words and art. I really loved what I was doing in my art journal and began to feel like I was really creating art! The process of prepping my pages with gesso has made me feel like a real artist, so that is what I wrote directly onto the gesso. I dropped blobs of acrylic ink onto the page and used silver acrylic ink to make a border. “Real” is from a magazine.