Colour Me Positive

Colour Me Positive – Week 1

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:

Kristal Norton – What is an Art Journal?

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer – Getting Started with Art Journaling

Mimi Bondi – Art Journal Tutorial using wrapping paper scraps

Katie Smith – Reasons to keep an Art Journal

A Discount for my Australian Customers

GiftBox_smlAll 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

Please remember:

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!



20 thoughts on “Colour Me Positive – Week 1”

  1. I am brand new here and have only done a few art journal pages. I am excited to participate in these challenges. I don’t do FB, though. Is there anyway to be included in the prize drawings without FB???? Thanks!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


  2. I have never done art journaling at all before now but I love art and love to journal so I thought why not!? I never thought I could do art but about 3 months ago I started painting and it has been the best thing in my life to date. The quote for week one was a perfect though extremely challenging and took me a long time of running through ideas before I settled on one! But the whole process of doing the page was very reflective and quite therapeutic for me and I am extremely appreciative of that. The finished product ended up being super basic but I am so proud of it and can’t wait for next week. Thank you so much!


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