The art or illustrated journal concept is very close to the collage journaling classes I've been taking over the past year or two. That has been based primarily on private journals allowing for total openness and honesty. Public work is a different animal, but some things are not too personal to share. I've tried to convey a little of my ambivalence over neglecting birding in the comfort of computers and genealogy in a new page.
Journal du Matin by Paprika
crow photo is mine, my photo by my DH, both airbrushed on, also blending and filters
title and some text from Meat Loaf's Paradise By the Dashboard Light
fonts: Pea Anderson, Staccato222 BT
Deb asked about the street metal I used to collect. I used some in woven or other fiber art constructions. I gathered other found items too. One thing I enjoy (and scrapped some while back) is a collection of water worn brick and stone pieces with keys and shells added that form a constantly changing little sculpture to play with. Collage of a three-dimensional sort perhaps?