I have been a bit absent lately with my daughter’s premature birth of twin granddaughters the day before Thanksgiving. They remain in the hospital until they have met milestones, but are getting there! Anyway, between that and visiting colleges with two of my younger children, and the normal holiday rush, I have been a bit distracted!
We all have those seasons don’t we? Our intended projects and beautiful art journal pages get laid aside when life gets in the road. But that is the very stuff that fuels our journals! Benjamin Franklin said “Write something worth reading, or live something worth writing.” I always have some sort of journal along with me for those stray moments in the pauses of life’s happenings. They aren’t the masterpieces, but they are the real expression and record of what’s happening in our lives.
This little journal sketch was after going along for one of my daughter’s sonograms….
This is what happened to my preThanksgiving TO DO list in my Documented Life Project style planner…
And this was while listening to ANOTHER financial aid presentation in an auditorium full of parents (so many faces, so little time…) at a college visit…. the facing page does have some actual notes…
But, in case you are sitting with a blank page, and are stumped on what to put on the page, here are some prompts for you:
- Your wish list…. And, of course, you could just happen to leave it laying around for anyone to see…..!
- What was your favorite gift ever?
- Sketch an item that you use every single day and imagine what you would do if you didn’t have it.
- What is a favorite holiday tradition?
- Who do you miss most at this time of year?
- Put your to do list in your art journal. It will be fun to look at someday!
- Try out a new technique….draw a picture with your eyes closed, paint with a piece of string…. Be creative!
- Put the recipe for your favorite holiday food in your art journal, take a picture of the food, or illustrate.
- If you could give any gift to someone, what would it be?
- If you had a whole day with no responsibilities, what would you do with it?
- Make a cover for the children’s book you would love to write. Happy Journaling!