I just wanted to share with you my January Hobonichi art journal pages! A creative intention of mine this year is to keep a daily art journal and using my A6 Hobonichi has been helping me keep on track. I will say though that art journaling each day is really hard. I’ve been finding it difficult to journal each day that sometimes I have to catch up on two or three days. So I’ve decided to do spreads instead doing a page on each single day page. So if Monday and Tuesday end up being a spread, I’ll journal on those pages on either one of those days. So technically I’m journaling every other day, but it’s been a bit more manageable.
I will say though that I’m way behind on February. I haven’t even started–oops!
I really like the A6 size. It’s the perfect size for me because I feel like I can create more because there isn’t much paper to fill up. I do love my A5 size as well, but there’s something really nice about working a bit smaller. I feel like I can work quickly as well. The Hobonichi paper is quite nice. My only fault with it is that it takes longer for specific mediums to dry. Like watercolors. I try not to add too much water when using watercolors because it takes a while for the color to seep into the paper and dry. I also managed to use acrylics as well, but I usually apply the paint with a plastic card, which makes it so that I only apply a very thin layer of paint and it dries quickly. I haven’t been brave enough to add paint straight on because of the slow drying time nature of the paper.
Anyway, here are all of the spreads I completed in January. There are two spreads that I skipped just to keep current. I might go back and fill those pages once I’m all caught up. My end goal is to fill this baby up by the end of the year, even if I don’t truly art journal each day.
I did film a little flip through of just January’s pages. You can check that out below!