Who knew a sticker-covered book would start me on this journey? I was digging through our flat files one afternoon when I came across a small booklet. The sight of it immediately brought a smile to my face. It was completely covered with stickers from fruit I had eaten. Opening the pages, I entered into a world I had forgotten. Tiny sketches of my life in Los Angeles filled the pages. At the time, I had been planning a trip to visit my family for Christmas. This tiny book chronicled my excitement as the day drew near. One thing I . . . Read More
At the beginning of the year, I began writing a book. Except, instead of writing said book the normal way, I jumped into this project with three blank sketchbooks and began illustrating and hand-writing it. Every day for months, I wrote four pages a day. I wrote until I had those three sketchbooks filled to the brim. And then I stopped. My initial thought had been I would scan all of those pages and add color spots to them as I had done for some of the pages in The Creative Retreat. The problem was, have you ever scanned hundreds . . . Read More
I love these journaling prompts for all occasions. I use them in my bullet journal, for art journaling projects, and to get rid of writer’s block! Don’t you hate it when you can’t think of anything to write? Maybe you’re new to journaling and feel intimidated by all the blank pages in your journal. Or maybe you’ve been writing a while, but need an extra spark. Sometimes when I go on my personal creative retreats, I bring along a prompt or two to get my creative juices flowing. Often the questions or words in the prompts are things I wouldn’t . . . Read More
Get inspired by 13 bullet journal layouts for students! LOVE these ideas!
How I wish the idea of a bullet journal had popped into my head when I was in school. I used and decorated the standbys that everyone bought at the store. Kind of boring. Knowing my lifelong adoration for stationery supplies, I can imagine I would have spent quality time writing out my notes and schedule in a blank book.
I love how creative these students are . . . Hope they inspire you!
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I received a complimentary copy of the book, Dot Journaling: A Practical Guide to review. All comments and opinions are my own. Are you a planner girl? A list writer? A journalista? I am all the above but when I saw the dot journal movement start up a couple of years ago, I kind of, um, rolled my eyes. I LOVE to create and make things so you would think that creating layouts for my planner would be super fun. But when I scrolled through the bullet journaling (also called dot journaling) images on Instagram and Pinterest, all I could . . . Read More
Need some gratitude journal ideas? Look no further! Here are three fun ideas to try . . . Keeping a gratitude journal is a great way to become more aware of the goodness in your life, which in turn increases your happiness. Simply writing three specific things a day that you’re grateful for can literally change your life. (And the lives of those around you!) I thought it’d be fun to share three different ways you can start a gratitude journal in your bullet journal, art journal, or regular journal. Use these prompts as a springboard for your own ideas! . . . Read More
Join us as we explore the varied and fun world of journaling in the free Journalista Challenge! Have you ever wanted to start journaling? Maybe someone gave you a beautiful journal as a gift years ago, and it’s still languishing empty on a bookshelf. You like the idea of journaling, but sitting down to write out everything you did each day sounds . . . boring. Or maybe you used to journal but for whatever reason, life got in the way and you stopped your practice. You remember how much it helped you process your life and how it was . . . Read More
I’ve been art-journaling for years, and I still get blank page syndrome every once in a while. You know what this is, right? It’s when you have a beautiful brand new art journal and it feels too nice to mess up. Or it’s when you suddenly can’t think of one thing to write or draw in your art journal. Is it because the pages are so white that they become threatening? Are we afraid to mess it up? I’m sure there are a whole list of reasons why blank page syndrome exists, but today we’re going to face them, and . . . Read More