"Art Journaling" has many definitions. I see it as a place to create, combining art and words to express ideas, and experiment with various materials. An art journal is a safe space to carry-on interior conversations and express oneself.
There are excellent websites, books, and workshops to aid one in how to go about getting started. If you are stuck or need information about how to do something Art journalist are a community of people who will help you get unstuck.
I am in the beginning stages of my Art Journal, "Dreaming.” I am gathering art materials to experiment with such as pictures from magazines, photographs, type, sayings, paints, and markers.
If you have an inner critic, you will have to find a way to silence it. Work freely, and remember mistakes can be a starting point for a different point of view. I have and inner critique and hope to ignore it as much as possible and find freedom of expression a way for me to reconnect with myself.
Following are links to inspire and to offer instructions as to how to do somethings by those who have been journaling for a while. Check them out. If you find a website that is helpful drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.