Art journaling creates space for thinking time. I don't see art journaling as being about "good" art or "good" journaling. It's about creating a time and place and space to reflect and listen and discern.
I glued a symbolic photo of "me" onto an already prepared journal page. I choose the photo because of the subject's confident sense of self. I chose the prepared background because I like it (no more complicated than that). I added layers of stenciling and thought about who I am and whatever I might be going.
On the symbolic words and symbols included here: tree (of knowledge); windows (to knowledge); gibberish words (discerning); knowledge; education.
I added some journaling with my (surprise) insight to stay put andale where I am...work!