In response to Monday's Art Marketing Action newsletter and blog post, author Shelley Lieber wrote:
I teach writing and have given journaling seminars because the act of
journaling frees creativity. I agree with you that there is no right
way to journal–no special book or method is the answer. Each person
needs to find his or her own comfort zone. However, while a box is a
good catch all for pieces of paper, scraps and scribblings, it won't be
useful unless those pieces are read, organized and expanded. The answer
for those who want to try the box idea is, perhaps, is to regularly take
the scraps and make a scrapbook, or artist's journal. Take your words,
ideas, illustrations, etc, and use them to create something just for
fun! This is an especially useful exercise when you're at a stuck phase
or blocked period.
Thanks for the reminder, Shelley!