My column in the current March/April issue of Cloth Paper Scissors addresses the benefits of art journaling, of which there are many.
This issue, btw, is the first in a new redesign throughout the magazine.
A brief excerpt:
A journal is a place where we create only for ourselves. There's no pressure to show our work to others and, without the weight of outside criticism, journaling can free us to release our creativity and enhance our artistic skills. This for-your-eyes-only journaling, coupled with the focus on right-brain activity during the act of art journaling, allows you to be less critical and rely more on intuition. You take more risks, and that helps build self-confidence and personal satisfaction.