An Art Journalist is someone who translates life into art by recording it with paint, pen, ink, camera and words. Images with words that express what the soul needs to bring forward is what it is all about. Art journaling was a powerful healing tool for me during my time away at university when I needed to fortify my strenght of heart. I continue to use this method of recording inspiring quotes, moments and prose and then allowing the soul artistic expression. Access to colours through many media is wat we all long for unknowingly. The need for colour balancing is universally important as is the need to express our hearts. When we are in love we are aligned and generosity spills out of us, as the creative play that we all long for. I suggest taking a creativity break at lunch time to get re-aligned and let colour do the rest. My art journal is a source of collected wisdom I can draw from when I am down. When I am inspired I can capture the essence of the moment through abstraction. This means translating what you see into something new. For me it is colour balance that I am on the look out for. These visual treats then become part of the colour family for my paintings and collages.