It's the time of year to be reflecting on the last twelve months and thinking about what we want in the next twelve. I used to scoff at goals but this year has taught me how powerful they are in drawing you closer to who you want to become. I've also seen how little chunks of effort spent on a creative venture can culminate into not only a really beautiful end product but unique personal growth as well. Maybe that's the more important part, anyway.
I wanted to offer my 52 Weeks of Art Journaling eCourse at a special discount of 20% off as we approach the new year. It's set up to offer one journaling prompt per week as well as an art challenge to help you get your ideas on paper. It's purpose is to be utilized as an easy guide to expressing your unfiltered thoughts and emotions, playing with creative ideas, or just taking notes of everyday details to help document this year ahead.
Once you purchase through this link, you'll be sent an e-mail with the user info to access a private blog where you'll find the entire course. Each post offers a few specific ways to use materials you most likely already have in your stash so there's no need to spend a lot of money on specific materials. There are also extra ideas to help you take things in a few other directions and to help you start thinking outside of the box as you approach each of your prompts.
The prompts are just jumping off points. You decide if you want to get super emotional or keep it light. Oftentimes these prompts just shine some light on the place we're in and invite you to reflect. As I flip through old art journals from my twenties I find myself smiling at how easy it was to be vulnerable. Maybe it was just me feeling things so much stronger as I worked out my identity in that season but there were some pretty dramatic pages! I can't wait to let my kids read through some of those as they work through their own teenage angst and realize it's all just part of growing up and finding your way.
* Want More, Need More
* Five Year Plan
* What I Want Most
* The Hardest Day
* Letter to Your Future Self
* Home Is...
* My Favorite Kind of People Are...
* The Honest Truth
* Small Talk
* Another Reason I Love Him/Her/Them
* Using Mismatched Alpha Stickers
* Creating Patterns with Washi Tape
* Making Washi Stickers
* Adding Embroidery
* Inspired by a Trend
* Tips on Layering
* Incorporating Family Photos
* Glitter Makeover
* Pocket Page
Art Journaling is a little different than scrapbooking for me because the focus isn't on creating albums that a lot of family and friends might also see. These journals are mostly for me. They're a place I can use similar techniques and materials but get a totally different end result. Not only is art journaling a therapeutic practice, it's a tangible way for me to have that creative time that my soul needs in order to be fulfilled. I hope I'm still making messes with paper and pen well into my nineties! Here's hoping we all still use paper then!
If you're looking for a little structure as you grow in your creativity this year, this is a great tool. It's also a great option as a last minute gift to anyone still on your shopping list as it'll hit their inbox right away! Grab one at 20% off through Christmas Day.
I hope everyone has a lovely week! We're traveling to see family and can't wait to make new holiday memories.
Sending love and best wishes,