take your art journal outside and document what you see. write it, draw it, or paint it.
my day #16:
my day 16 journal took a good while to complete. the writing styles got a bit complicated when i started being more creative with it, but in the end i think it turned out rather well. these are the five mantras that i used: 1) live every day as though it’s your last. 2) love who you are. 3) a creative life is a happy life. 4) love even those who stab you in the back. 5) appreciate everything you have.
#1 – take a minute to connect with your feelings. close your eyes and imagine what your feelings would look like, and then draw or paint them.
#2 – grab your favorite novel and randomly open it to any page. read the first paragraph on that page and illustrate it.
#3 – remember in high school when you’d doodle on your notes? just doodle until you fill an entire page.
#4 – look outside and let the weather and your surroundings inspire your next art journal page.
#5 – pick an object in your house. while looking only at the object, put your pen or pencil
#6 – find a beautiful picture in a magazine, cut it out, and make that the center of your art journal page.
#7 – fill a blank page with shapes. paint or color them in.
#8 – imagine your inner critic as a monster. draw or paint him/her.
#9 – pick a quote and design an art journal page around it.
#10 – write down five of your core beliefs. pick one and illustrate it.
#11 – journal about things that you love.
#12 – what’s your favorite fairy tale? draw or paint your favorite scene.
#13 – think about someone who inspires you. what characteristics of that person make him/her so inspirational? use those characteristics to inspire your journal page.
#14 – live in the moment. journal about whatever is on your mind.
#15 – construct a journal page around the last time you traveled.
#16 – write down some of your life mantras such as, “choose love. follow your heart. live in the moment.” write them over and over again on your journal page, but use different lettering styles each time.