An art diary is to artists and designers, what a journal is to writers. An art diary provides a different platform for ideas than a journal though. The pages are designed to handle paint, watercolour, glue, all kinds of art materials and lots and lots of sketching. The unlined pages are a canvas for the sketches for art, inventions, designs and anything creative minds can imagine. Unless you are an experienced artist with specific paper needs for your work (yes, there are a lot of different papers for lots of different materials) you can easily pick up a colourful art diary from a major retail store. I like to have a large art diary for large project work and a smaller art diary for portable artmaking, like painting or drawing excursions (I’ll talk more about that soon). A little art diary would make a great stocking filler!