In September, I signed up for 30 Days of Lists. Really enjoyed it except I haven't quite completed all of my pages yet, partly because I headed off to Mexico for a week long workshop in the middle of it and fell behind and ended up with several scraps of paper with lists on them that are waiting to be made into finished pages. It's not that I'm not going to finish putting my little book together, it's just that I haven't done so yet (and I'm relieved to learn that I'm not the only one!).
In October, I thought I'd do #inkOctober. And I did do a sketch a day...some days. I currently have several blank pages in my sketchbook in between the daily sketches I did complete and little post-its to remind me what I intended to draw on those days. I am definitely going to finish these two projects but first, I signed up to do NaNoJouMo for the month of November.
Dawn Devries Sokol, the author of several books about doodling and art journaling, including "Art Doodle Love", and the creator of the compilation books entitled "1000 Artist Journal Pages" (a copy of which I was thrilled to find recently at my local thrift shop - score!) and "A World of Artist Journal Pages". For the month of November, Dawn provides daily prompts in an effort to promote art journaling on a daily basis. She describes it best here, where you can also see the prompt for day one (which was my inspiration for the journal page in the photo above).
I wasn't going to sign up for this challenge, especially since I already have two consecutive months of unfinished projects behind me. But I got hooked by this line: "Even if you just draw a line in your journal one day, that’s art journaling." I figured, worst case scenario, if I was in a rush or just didn't feel motivated on a certain day, I could just draw a line on a page in my journal and call it done.
To make it even easier on myself, I thought it would be a great time to make use of my "Leftover Journal".
|I really like how this page looks, just as it is!|
Stay tuned and see if I can do this every day, all month. Better yet, feel free to play along!! (Did I mention, it's free to join?)