Journaling is helping me to stay grounded during this time of lockdown. I’ve been up and down with my feelings, but in a way or another when I sit at my desk and start to write it’s like the world is back to its usual flow.
I haven’t done much art journaling recently, but here are the pages I did a few weeks ago.
The new season is coming and it’s time for changes. Starting by changing the clocks today, this means more day light, more outdoors activities, but the self-changes are the most important: our body, our mood, expectations …
With the Spring knocking on the door, it’s time to get rid of what doesn’t serve us anymore and make space for new things. I’m not talking about material stuff, but thoughts, regrets and old ideas. I try to live a minimalist life style, so I don’t have many things to get rid off. I don’t like cluttering, when I buy something new, the old one has to go out. What I need is to apply the same style to my mind, generally I keep everything in there, and I’m tired of the mind-cluttering.
I need to make more space for the things that make me happy and give me pleasure. More writing, gardening, cooking delicious and healthy food, in summary I need to nest the good thoughts and get rid of the bad ones.
This weekend was busy in the online world for me. Saturday I co-hosted an art party on Instagram and Sunday I joined a blogging party organized by Bella from Thoughtsnlife blog! It was lovely! I met some wonderful bloggers and caught up with some old friends.
My friend Yvonne @yvonne.creates from Instagram invited me to co-host the #febgluebookparty2020 with her. We chose the theme Valentine’s Day, I know it isn’t the day yet, but it’s not too late to spread love, so we decided to do it all about self-love and -care. Below you will find the prompts and my pages.
For this prompt, I chose images that pamper me up, like gorgeous shoes, flowers and healthy food.
Red lipstick, so glamorous, but I don’t own one! I think it’s too much and doesn’t match my lifestyle, but of course, I can still admire it. And flowers, always the red ones call my attention.
For the 3rd prompt I chose Rumi’s quote: “Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love”. Isn’t this quote wonderful?
I chose flowers to represent nature, one of my greatest sources of inspiration and quiet moments at home, represented here by the cup of tea and a kitchen table.
We had so many lovely ladies joying the party, including my blogger friend, Rupali. I’m so happy she decided to give a try and shared some awesome pages.
All the parties have a giveaway, so I put together a journaling set for it.
One of the new ladies at the party was the lucky one, I’ll mail it to her this week.
Hope you had a great weekend and wish you a lovely week ahead!
Art journal, visual journal, collage journal… there are so many names for it. I don’t know which one I prefer to use, but I do enjoy to express my feelings adding images to the pages of my notebooks.
This weekend I joined a art party on Instagram, few hours creating together with other ladies from around the world. Three prompts in 2 hours.
The first prompt was Polka dots. This is my new journal, you can see the cover on the first photo (bottom right). I was using it for the first time, it’s not easy to start a new journal, the first page is always a challenge. I wanted it to be messy and full of possibilities to give me freedom to work on the other pages without boundaries.
Second prompt was about travelling. Places we want to visit. This is a difficult one, I want to go to many places from deserts to mountains. Of course, beaches are always on the list.
The third and last prompt was a quote by Oscar Wilde “Memory … is the diary that we all carry about with us.” We always want to carry good memories, things that have made us happy and loved. Tiny moments along the road.
I’ll be co-hosting next month art party, please let me know if you would like to join it.
I joined an IG art party this weekend, a much needed time to play with collage and relax a bit. Here are the prompts and my take on them. Hope yo enjoy and be inspired by my pages.
Prompt 1: River
Prompt 2: A quote: “My work is loving the world. Am I no longer young and still not half perfect? Let me keep my mind on what matters which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.” Mary Oliver
Happy Sunday to you! Yesterday was the first Saturday of the month, and as usual, I joined an online art journaling party on Instagram: #septgluebookparty19.
Journaling and art journal (visual journal, creative journal) are part of my being. I write morning pages almost every day and during the weekends, I also express my feelings using collage, acrylic and watercolour.
Here is my take on the prompts. They were all related to Autumn!
#1 – Autumn colours
Autumn is a season for coziness. To both, stay at home with a cuppa in the hands or outdoors enjoying the beautifulness of the season. My colours for the season are the outdoors colours: sunrise, sunset, and colourful leaves. Earthly colours for my outfit and shawls, like brown, grey, and dark green.
# 2 – A quote: “A fallen feaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye” – unknown
For sure, Autumn is a season of letting go! You do know that I love trees, I’m always hugging them and I’m never tired of learning from them.
I’m always impressed by their stillness, strength and now, during this season the lesson of letting go! It’s time to let go of their leaves, they don’t need them anymore for photosynthesis, no much sunshine, but they need to keep all the focus on the roots to get energy from the earth and survive the harsh winter.
We need to do the same, focus our energy on what is necessary to keep us strong and happy. We need to let go of what doesn’t add up to make us a better and healthy being.
# 3 – Picnic
Well, a picnic! When my kids were little, the picnic was simple. I only need to grab a towel, take some fruits in a basket and cross the street to go to a park in front of my home. It was a blessing, the kids playing in the playground and I’m laying down and reading.
Now the meaning of a picnic is other. The park close by isn’t enough, we need to plan a trip to someplace far away, this place needs to have lots of trails, I need to take lots of food, and the towel has been replaced for a large blanket to fit all of us. Still is a blessing to be cozy up with my family in the middle of nowhere!
Hope you enjoyed my way of expression and please let me know if you like to joy this party next month.
I joined a glue book party last night, here are my pages and the prompts. I haven’t done much art journaling recently, so this party came in hand to boost my creativity. Hope you are having a lovely Sunday and enjoy my pages.