I am excited to tell you I am still keeping up with the Lil Journal Project! Following the prompts from Ashley at LilBluBoo has really helped me stay stay faithful to my journal. The change of seasons also inspires me greatly (as I'm sure it does you) so I've been journaling en plein air (in the open air) as much as possible.
Here's a recap of this week's prompts:
On Monday we drew a map of a neighborhood (other than our own) that we remember from childhood. I drew the neighborhood where both of my grandmothers and several aunts and uncles lived. It was a magical place to me.
We made a list of our favorite childhood reads on Tuesday. I revisited some of the books I still have and practiced drawing characters just as I did when I was a little girl. It was a fun exercise. The world would be a better place if we all read children's books instead of newspapers once in a while.
Wednesday was a day to collect little scraps of interesting paper to use as embellishments here and there in our journals. I also used this day to finally decorate the cover of my journal. My inspiration came from this:
which I turned into this!
I added a sari silk ribbon to keep my growing journal closed. It is getting pretty hefty already!
I'm going to spend this weekend with my family back home and my journal is going with me. I hope my mom will help me work on Thursday's prompt to make a family tree.
This weekend's exercise is to draw something with our non-dominant hand...always a fun exercise. Why don't you try it, too? Let me know how it goes! You don't have to post pictures ;-)
Have you checked out the site that sponsors the Lil Journal Project, LittleBlueBoo.com? This amazing blog is worth a look...lots of tutorials and inspiration. Be sure to read Ashley Hackshaw's story....she is one talented, amazing, beautiful girl.
Enjoy your weekend!