Explore New Art Supplies Combinations With This Journaling Challenge From Ali Brown

I’m a bit obsessive when it comes to my artmaking tools. If I’ve been sketching with a particularly smooth ballpoint pen (often compliments of the last hotel I visited), I’ll keep using it exclusively until it runs out of ink.

Some art journallers tend towards the opposite extreme; they love to shop for new inks and embellishments, filling their homes with enough art supplies to fill several lifetimes worth of journals, making it hard to get around to using everything.

Ali Brown’s “Honey’s Slim Pickin’s Challenge” provides a creative way to get out of such art material ruts by bringing in an objective observer (a.k.a. “your honey”) to select your supplies for you!

I’ll let Ali explain how it works:

My husband agreed to be my “honey,” and his excitement at being included in my process made it a lot of fun! Here’s my page in my Jane Davenport butterfly book:


It was an enjoyable way to loosen up, let go of expectations, and try out different techniques and inking styles with colors I may not have chosen to combine on my own! I think I’ll have to try it again sometime.

If you decide to try the challenge, please feel welcome to post a link to your results in the comments. 🙂

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