Wow, what an overwhelming response we have had to this weekly journal challenge. At the time of writing this we have had over 1600 of you sign up to participate with over 1000 joining the facebook page! You are all so welcome here. My heart is overflowing watching how you have all embraced this challenge and seeing you already supporting and encouraging one another. This is going to be an amazing year full of creative fun, friendship and positivity.
Our first challenge for the year is all about GRATITUDE. I love to bring in the New Year by celebrating and focusing on everything I am grateful for from the year just passed. I know some of you may have had a tough year but no matter what has happened there is always something to be grateful for. I believe by focusing on gratitude we then attract more of the good things into our lives in times ahead.
So here is our first quote:
Our extra journal challenge prompt is:
Use an image or some words that show something that you are grateful for from 2015.
If you need a reminder how the challenge works go have another look at the Intro page.
This is a page I created using the quote.
Here is a page that one of my previous design team members (and beautiful friend) Monika Dabrowska-Ejmont, created for us at the beginning of 2015 where she documented all the things she was grateful for for 2014. We thought it was the perfect one to showcase this quote.
As a bonus we also have a video of the page that Monika created so you can see how it was put together.
Monika (Green Kitten Art) has donated a gorgeous piece of jewellery she has created for our first weekly prize draw. To go in the draw you need to upload a picture of your journal page for Week 1 in the relevant folder on our Facebook page. We will draw a random name on Friday 15th January from those who have uploaded into the Week 1 folder by that date.
Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. We have some fabulous prizes over the weeks so make sure you’re loading your photos up to be included in the draw. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.
Not sure where to start with Art Journaling?
Here’s some links I’ve found on the web that have some great ideas about art journaling:
A Discount for my Australian Customers
All you lovely Australians that are participating in the challenge are entitled to a 5% discount whenever you make a purchase from our Lulu Art store anytime throughout the year. All you need to do is enter in the following coupon code in when you check out – CMP2016
It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!
Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.
I can’t always reply to comments on FB .. but I still love you! The FB page is so big now that I don’t always have time to leave comments or see everything that is posted. Please PM me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. Don’t forget our time zones, if I’m not answering I might be sleeping.
Have fun, be happy and support one another!