I discovered this awesome book & i want to share... it is called Artists' Journals and Sketchbooks by Lynne Perrella. I have been carrying it around for the last 6 weeks and now sadly it needs to go back to the library. But I have found it thoroughly inspiring and freeing. I was addicted after reading the first chapter, "Getting Started". It speaks of creating "for ourselves alone", "finding our authentic voice" and the sentence I love the most ~ "Silence your inner critic, and begin to think of your art journal as a companion, a muse, a soul mate." Besides these wonderful words of encouragement, the pages are chucked full of wonderful ideas and techniques ~ showcasing different artists' journals. It is a feast for the eyes and the creative brain. I think any creative soulwoudl enjoy this book! Enjoy & peace!