I love my journals. They chronicle my art journey. Sometimes I use them to work out ideas, with sketches and notes, and trials of techniques and a playground of discovery. Sometimes I use them to collect evidence of a work-in-progess with paint strokes of color, collage clippings, and remnants of materials or supplies used. There are also times I just want to focus on a theme and make a self-contained journal with a recurring motif. I have big ones, little ones, some finished, some incomplete. I believe keeping a visual journal is a vital part of my artistic process.