Have You Tried Ellie Claire Art Journals?

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 I’ve always enjoyed journaling. You’d think I’d have decent handwriting, but it’s quite the opposite. And although I do enjoy blogging, I also enjoy putting pen to paper. In addition to journaling, I enjoy coloring. So I was super excited when I found the best of both worlds.

Drum roll please...  journaling and coloring in one beautiful book - better known as an art journal. Well, to clarify, let’s make that 3 beautiful art journals. But, I don’t want to get ahead of myself.


I was given the opportunity to review 3 Ellie Claire Art Journals. Each one is unique, and each one would make a beautiful gift for yourself or for someone else.

Let’s start with the Illuminate your Story Journal.


First, I’d like to start with the construction of the journal. It’s sturdy! And by sturdy I mean it’s not a flimsy fall apart kind of journal. It’s more of a hard back cover type journal, but it’s not bulky. It would easily fit in my bag or purse. The outside also has a pen holder along the spine of the journal. The pages inside the journal also appear to be high quality. Upon opening the journal I was greeted with a quote by Leo Tolstoy “Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts.” This is just one of many awesome quotes throughout the journal. In addition to pages to journal, there are also instructional step by step instructions on how to draw letters from ancient times.


I also found a nice surprise on the inside back cover of the journal. There is a folder for keepsakes.


Overall, I was impressed with the Illuminate your Story art journal, and I look forward to drawing and writing.

Moving on...

The Illustrated Word is an Illuminated Bible Coloring Journal.


I didn’t find any how-tos on how to draw, but I did find plenty of space to journal. I also found full pages of journal sheets to color along with artwork tucked into the corners of the journal pages.



This art journal is also a hard bound journal. Although it is a little larger than the Illuminate Your Story art journal, it’s not too big to put into my bag. If you enjoy artwork, journaling and coloring, this may be the journal for you. Illustrated Word

Last but not least the Faith & Lettering Journal is also a keeper. I was immediately drawn the the bright lettering on the cover. It too is a hard bound book. The Faith & Lettering journal also has a pen holder along the spine of the book.

Of the three journals, this one is mid-size in rank. And yes, it would fit nicely in a bag for on-the-go journaling and letter drawing.  I liked how there is a begin here section (with lettering) followed by trace, your turn and practice, practice, practice.


Although there are some pages for general journaling, this book is a great book to practice hand-lettering. I love the step-by-step process along with generous pages to practice and write your own words.


I found Faith & Lettering to be a great addition for anyone who enjoys journaling and would love to incorporate hand-lettering into their life.

So there you have it. Three great art journals. Hint hint hint these really would make great gifts for someone or even a treat for yourself. So tell me, do you have a favorite art journal? If so, drop me a line.

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