Art and Journals

A Creative Combination!
Inner Wisdom Art Journal created by Joan Jakel. It features a whimsical female face with the word "Compassion" written under her eye, "the best" on her throat, "courage" in the upper right corner, "faith" below it, and "Start doing things you love" in the upper left corner
a portion of an art journal created by Artist and Personal Development Coach Joan Jakel and it states "live in the moment"
A portion of an art journal created by Artist and Personal Development Coach Joan Jakel that states the following: "be open to whatever comes next" "what will you create" "dreams" "Be you, bravely" and "Journal"
An original collaged art journal created by Artist and Personal Development Coach Joan Jakel. It states "Dear Adventure, I've been looking for you"
A portion of an art journal created by Artist and Personal Development Coach Joan Jakel that states "just for you"

Grow Through What You Go Through…

Creativity is so much more than painting or drawing – it’s a connection to yourself at a deeper level, the level of wisdom and authentic power.

Creativity has helped me discover my true self. It has also richly connected me with life and given me an innovative way to find answers to my business and personal questions.

During Covid, one of my projects was to creatively figure out how to use my existing art to make a bigger impact and have a wider reach to inspire and delight.  Through an Intentional creativity process, I decided to combine two of my loves – my art collages and journalling.

My art has been referred to as “Subliminal Coaching” given all the layers of messages, images, words and objects it contains.  All of the components and the finished art are designed to inspire, empower and fuel the soul to passionately ignite exploration and self-discovery.

I am also a huge advocate of journalling to connect with yourself at a deeper level to process life in an unfiltered way.

What better way to capture the journey, discoveries and possibilities than in an inspiring, artistic journal!


The amazing end result: I became a self-published author on Amazon creating 24 journals with my collage art on the cover!

Look at these beautiful art journal covers!

Scroll through each art journal below

(Click on image to enlarge)

So Let Me Ask You…

Do you love to journal, have a running to-do list you love checking off, or need a place to gather your thoughts?

Do you have discerning taste and don’t want just any notebook?  Of course you want a notebook that feels good, inspires you and beckons you to pick it up and use it!

Do you love giving unique gifts to the people in your life to make them squeal with delight?

Then my journals are the perfect treat just for you!

I’ve created 24 journals, each features a piece of my art on the cover.  The journals have 120 college ruled lined pages (60 sheets, front and back). The college lined pages are perfect for pens, pencils, markers, or whatever creative tool captures your reflections and desires.


A group of 3 art journals
The inside of the art journal showing the college ruled lines

The journals are a popular small size format, 6” x 9”, so they fit easily in your purse, backpack or bag.  They are ideal to capture those moments when inspiration strikes, you need a reminder to get out of your head and onto paper, create that to-do list on the fly – the possibilities are endless!

The cover is a soft matte finish that feels luxurious to the touch.

The journal is a perfect gift to yourself, for friends, family, clients, or that special person you want to encourage on the path of self-discovery. 

And the exciting news – you won’t break the bank for one of these treasures!  The journals are only $12.00!

Fabulous Gifts For:

  • Mother’s Day Gift
  • Graduation Gift
  • Father’s Day Gift
  • Thank You Gift
  • Housewarming Gift
  • Birthday Gift
  • Holiday Gift
  • Just Thinking of You thoughtful gift
The Best is Yet to Come art journal

Also Great For:

  • Wine Tasting Notes
  • Fitness Journals
  • Yoga Journals
  • To Do List Notebooks
  • Recipe Notebooks
  • Travel Journals
  • Capturing brilliant ideas
  • Password Log
  • Reading Book Log
  • Gratitude Journal
An original collaged art journal created by Artist and Personal Development Coach Joan Jakel. It states "Dear Adventure, I've been looking for you"

Journals in the World

Jack Smith

Jack Smith

Owner - Just Won Thing Performance Schoool

Now on my THIRD Journal, I’ve loved EVERY SINGLE PAGE!  Sometimes I find myself trying not to write as much so that the journal lasts longer! Instead, I just cut the cover off and frame it to continue to be inspired by the art!

Tonetta Weaver

Tonetta Weaver

Actress and Voice Over Talent

I have several of Joan’s journals & they all have a special purpose. The original journal that she made especially for me contains paper without lines giving me the freedom to use it for vision boarding or drawing. I have 4 other journals to capture my thoughts on life.

Stephanie M

Stephanie M

Inspired by the beautiful original art work of Joan Jakel on the cover, I love exploring the simple blessings of each day and capturing them in my journal. 

Kim Tarnopolski

Kim Tarnopolski

Chief Community Builder

Journal writing helps me become happier, creative, and more productive.  My journal helps me organize my thoughts and reflect on my goals and objectives.  I love using journals created by Joan Jakel because the covers are filled with inspiration.  They dare me to dream big, follow my instincts, and trust my crazy ideas. The journals fit in my purse, and I take them everywhere I go.

Joelle Prochera

Joelle Prochera

Coach Joelle

My Joan Jakel custom journal is my constant companion on my exhilarating journeys in my business and life. Just looking at it makes me happy and I love using it as my special place to flesh out big ideas or doodle life’s latest inspiration.

Carla England

Carla England

Your Resource Realtor

My goal is to add 3 things daily that I’m grateful for and write favorite quotes I come across. 

Anna LaBoy

Anna LaBoy

My journal inspires me to be brave in allowing me to write my most creative thoughts.

Laurie Morse

Laurie Morse

I need a journal to be beautiful and inspiring, flexible and fun. Joan’s journals are that and more. They make wonderful gifts too!

Are you new to journaling and need some inspiration?  I’ve created a page of Journal prompts to give you some inspiration and direction. 

Support woman-owned small business!

Amazing value! High quality and affordable!

They are gorgeous and functional!

Q & A…

Do you also create original art on hardcover journals?

Yes, I create custom artwork on journals and canvas. Please contact me to discuss commissioned work – click here to contact me.

How much are your journals?

All of the Amazon journals are under $15.00

How much is the shipping for the journals?

The Amazon journals qualify for Prime so if you are a Prime member, the shipping is free!  If you are not a Prime member, the shipping will vary based on your address.

Can I buy your journals if I live outside the United States?

Yes, my journals are shipped internationally through Amazon.

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