In the last entry I proposed a joint journal that we pass around and all add to.
If you never have collaborated, it is a really fun way to get the creative juices flowing. I have an art letter, a little moleskin, which I mail around with 3 other artists and we sort of just shoot the breeze to each other in it. It is so inspiring when it comes in the mail. I also have another set of two journals I mail back and forth with Studio Lolo (find her on the list on the right) and every time it comes, it's an excellent mail day for me!
I also find whenever I meet with my journaling group, my pages just seem to take on a new energy and feeling. About 6 or 8 of us get together once a month to work in our journals, we share supplies and talk at the end of the session about our pages and share collage tips - it's also a great way to spread the news that art journaling is for everyone, not just "serious" artists.
SO, try it -- work with others. It's great for adding new life and energy to this work.
"Let's you and I conjure together. You watch me and I'll watch you and I will show you how to show me how to show you how to do our marvelous human tricks together." --Courtney Milne