Today’s quote is all about KINDNESS. In the dictionary the definition of kindness is “the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate. I find kindness to be one of those happiness paradoxes – where we become happier by making other people happier.
Your simple acts of kindness could make a huge difference to someone. When we’re kind, we show someone that they mean something to us. Even if they are a stranger, we’re saying: your life matters. What kind thing can you do today?
Our extra (optional) journal prompt is:
Do some stamping somewhere on your work
For those still new to art journaling, our lovely design team member Rochelle has started a series of videos for us that show you some basics to get you started. We think you’ll find this first one quote helpful.
Beginners Art Journal Page – Rochelle Melville
Also here is a link to a video by Mimi Bondi where she explains how to get started on your page if you’ve been feeling stuck.
How to start when you feel stuck – Mimi Bondi
Here’s some examples of pages inspired by the quote:
Page created by Lisa Hayes:
Page created by Monika Dabrowska-Ejmont:
Page created by Shara Green:
Let’s make a difference!
Today I wanted to chat to you about an organisation that I have been involved with for many years now. They are called Kiva. Through Kiva you can make a small loan to a developing world entrepreneur who is looking to support their family and send their kids to school. You get to choose who you loan the money to and they repay the money over a period of time. When it’s paid back you can either lend it out to someone else or withdraw it back to yourself.
I love this system! You are helping someone to help themselves which is so much more valuable than donating to an aid organisation where a large proportion gets eaten up in admin fees. With Kiva the whole amount goes to the recipient and you know exactly what it is being used for.
It is a way of feeling like you’re making a difference and doing so in a way that encourages economic activity which ultimately will provide more employment to support the economy. It’s a very small investment which will be repaid, then it can be used to loan out to another entrepreneur. Make sure you check it out and join our team. Let’s see what sort of difference we can make together!!
Week 6 Challenge Prize:
This weeks prize is another set of beautiful inspirational books and notepads that were kindly donated to us by the wonderful people at www.compendium.com.au – you really should check out all the wonderful inspiring things they have on their website!
We will draw a random name on Friday 19th February from those who have uploaded into the Week 6 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.
Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.
Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 4 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is … Jessica Bowen. Congratulations Jessica. This is the page that Jessica created.
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.
Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.
Have fun, be happy and support one another!