Shared Journal Reveal

A video tour of two artists' correspondence in pictures

Hey There Wonderful, Creative You!

Today I got my shared journal back from Cait Sherwood and I can’t wait to show you what she’s done! I’ve been taking you along on this journey as much as I can, so I’ve opened this sweet little package on camera so we could experience it for the first time together. (If you can’t wait any longer, just click here.)

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Art journaling for me has always been a free and open space where I can express and explore my feelings without expectation. It’s one of my top creative self-care exercises (along with singing.) As I’ve delved more deeply into book art in the last few years, however, I’ve also made it a space for exploring new styles, techniques, colors, and materials. It might seem like this is a purely aesthetic or more superficial pursuit, but I’ve found that this kind of exploration has two benefits: 1. I broaden my ability to accurately express my feelings and explore my inner world, and 2. the broader my art “vocabulary,” the more joy I experience in art making. Isn’t the joy you feel in art making the real healing power of art, after all?

Sharing a journal with another artist is way to expand my artistic repertoire, AND share it all with another artist on the same journey. The part I love the most about this is that Cait and I never would have connected if it weren’t for the power of this great, big lug, the internet.

I hope you enjoy seeing the lovely changes Cait made to the journal. If you want to see what the journal looked like when I sent it to her, you can find that post here, or what I did with her journal, you can find that here.

You can find more information about how to express and de-stress through art journaling on my classes page, and sign up for my mailing list so you don’t miss a post, workshop, podcast, or class!

Thanks so much for being here!

Creatively Yours,



  1. Cait

    So cool, Amy! Loving this process with you.

    • Amy Johnson Maricle

      HI Cait!

      I LOVE what you did with the journal, and I can’t wait to see what you do with yours next. I’m looking forward to digging into the second side of mine. I’m thinking I might add a little birdie too on that lovely tree branch you added. Might be a theme….Thank you for this fun process!



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