New to Art Journaling?

I’m Lucy, a mixed media artist and teacher. I am madly in love with using a variety of mediums to create unique, textured pieces with an unfolding story. I was drawn to this joyful way to make art five years ago when I discovered Art Journaling.

Art Journaling is where my heart lies. If you have never heard of it before, it pretty much does what it says on the tin. It’s art inside a personal journal – a creative outlet to play and experiment with different techniques and mediums, like collage, doodling, mark making, photography, printing and writing.

There are no rules about what goes in it and, for me, it is a place to be totally free from judgement, to find calm and to tell my story with my unique artisitc style.

I have spent the last five years catching ideas and experimenting in my many Art Journals. I usually create them from old book covers and left-over materials. They are full of ideas and thoughts but, above all, beautiful layers and texture.

The freedom to play and create amazing effects with simple techniques is truly liberating and this has led me to
create framed original art collections, prints on canvas and paper, mixed media studio workshops, online courses, such as Art Journaling for Beginners, and my unique Starter Gift Boxes.

And if you fancy just dipping a toe in the water of Mixed Media and Art Journaling, my Five Day Creative Challenge may be just what you need – and it’s absolutely FREE!

Our featured artist

Lucy MacBrayne

Art Journaling learning courses

What people are saying about Art Stories:

"This is the first time I have ever been brave enough to just have a go! The perfectionist in me has been a killer to creativity but your lovely warmth and positive attitude has made me adopt an entirely different approach. Thanks so much for getting me started." (Kayley)

"I love that you reinforce the fact that art journaling should be fun! You are indeed a generous soul in sharing all that you have so that maximum benefit is given to us beginners - and for that I am extremely grateful." (Sylvia)

"The day was brilliant. I'm beginning to realise there is no right or wrong, good or bad. I feel so inspired, thank you." (Sally)

"You are the one who taught me not to be such a perfectionist with my art and it's made me rediscover how much I love creating things even if I'm not happy with the outcome. I'm finally enjoying my art again, so thank you." (Fiona)

"We found following your prompts really liberating, it was great fun. Thanks for going to so much trouble to put it all together." (Kirsty)

"I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the day and the ideas it gave me. You were a wonderful host, the food was yummy and I have been singing your praises to everyone." (Jade)