Michael Bell is a well known art instructor who advocates strongly developing creative skills through the use of a visual journal.
“Visual journaling is a creative way to express and record life’s experiences, feelings, emotional reactions, or our inner world.
Exploring the thought process through visual journaling is essential in a world that is in continuous change. Just as there are many ways to express oneself artistically, there are many ways of visual journaling. By committing to the visual journaling process, one can learn how to access his/her inner language of imagery and express it both verbally and visually, while exploring the connection between image and word. Through visual journaling students can also become capable of articulating connections between their own personal art-making experiences and the works of master and contemporary artists.”
The visual journaling site hosts information about famous artists who keep a visual journal and what was of more interest to me images of the visual journals produced by Michael Bell’s students.