Over the years, I have studied and experimented and played with a lot of different styles in my art journals, using all kinds of different supplies. Early on, most of the images I used were stamps or purchased images. But I wanted to move to pages that contained my work exclusively (or almost exclusively). So, I created a lot of collage sheets with my photography and personal ephemera to use on my pages. I also thought I had to learn to sketch, draw and paint. One style of art journaling I have studied is called "dry art journaling" because it doesn't involve paint or other art mediums. I do like those types of pages so I wanted to try at least one this month. This one, called "Grow Kindness," includes a focal photograph I took, a heritage photo of my mom, Hungarian postage stamps from my travels and assorted papers. I think it satisfies my desire to have my art journal pages be authentically my own, even if I don't draw and paint on them. I'm also wondering whether my desire to have authentic authorship of the pages is something that I want to hold on to or let go of. I hope to figure that out this month.
Edited to add: The dry art journaling class was taught by Kelly Kilmer.