Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Year........New You - Part two

Here's a few more of the journal entries I have created for my New Year....New You journalling course. I've been finding the course easier as I go - I've stopped over thinking each day and I think this makes my journal entries better.

DAY FIVE - A new season

The prompt for day five was a season for a change and the challenge was to use masking tape and write on it - this was a kind of fail for me as we didn't have any masking tape! So I just kind of did my own thing. This page is alright - but I'm not loving it!

DAY SIX - One Step...

The prompt for Day six was write about something you have done towards reaching your goals, one of my goals was writing more thank you cards and letters. This week I wrote some thank you cards and a letter to my friend Dani in Korea. The challenge was to use a sewing machine - sadly I don't have one (it's high up the "to buy" list when I get paid though) so I just hand sewed the card it - that wasn't easy.

DAY SEVEN - Your Mantra
The prompt for day seven was to create a one word mantra - I chose make as I want to make, make and make more this year. Clothes, food, gifts - whatever I can. I love to make stuff but I was pretty limited when I was travelling. The challenge was to use a different kind of font - so I wrote in crayon. I also used this day of the dead skull patch my friend Vany made for me - I like it a whole lot.

DAY EIGHT - Dirty Dozen Challenge
For Day eight you needed to use a list of a dozen words in your post - here they are:

* challenge
* new
* hope
* find
* try
* accomplish
* journal
* unleash
* empowered
* moment
* remember
* sure

The challenge was to create a whole page around these 12 words - I was much happier with this page than previous pages. I kept it simple. It looks good.

DAY NINE: A quote
The prompt for day nine was to choose a quote that speaks to you - I chose a quote from the Crafty Chica who is pretty much my craft idol. I thought this quote was pretty appropriate and works well with my "Make" mantra. The challenge for this page was to use as much colour as possible - I chose this rainbow heart and it has glitter on it as the Crafty Chica is all about glitter!

DAY TEN: The thankful page
The prompt for day ten was to make a page of all the things you are thankful for - the big things and the little things. The challenge for today was instead of making a list, try something new. I choose doodling and I was pretty happy with how it turned out. I really liked how this page turned out - again I didn't think too much - I just did it.

Day eleven is my favourite page so far! The prompt was quite simple - create a page which included what growth means to you right now. The challenge was to use at least five different elements on the page - I used a piece of writing paper (girl and monkey), old wrapping paper (blue), sticker (pink poka dots), rhinestones and gel pens. It all came together so well - I am super happy with this one.

DAY TWELVE: Self Portrait
The prompt for today was to use an image of you (photo, sketch, etc..) as the central point and then write around the image how you see yourself. The challenge for this day was just to make the prompt work! The photo is taken with my instax camera and instant film last year outside the Hello Kitty Cafe in Hongdae in Seoul.

The challenge for day thirteen was all about hope - what you're hoping for in the future. I thought hope is a pretty powerful world so I thought I'd let it stand alone. The challenge for today was to fill in any white space - so I went a little crazy with my gel pens.

DAY FOURTEEN - Today....
This prompt was a little easier - simply document what you did today. I included the tag from the red cross as Rich and I went to Kilbirnie to visit Nankz who volunteers at the second hand store there.

DAY FIFTEEN - Free Choice!
Day fifteen was free choice - which actually freaked me out a bit as I love structure. But I did an ode to craft and I think it looks pretty good.

DAY SIXTEEN - Needs and wants
The prompt for day 16 was to list your needs and wants right now - I don't have a lot of either but I do NEED a sewing machine or at least want one (I still put it on the need list though!). The challenge was to use a page from another book or journal on the page - I actually cut up a Blythe postcard instead.

That's all for this set of journal posts - but there will be more to come very soon.


Meghan Edge said...

This is a really cool idea! I like the different days and different goals thing. I'd forgotten how therapeutic journaling can be until recently. ^_^ Very crafty and cool.

I'm sorry if that sounds lame- I am entirely sincere but I think I've decided I'm the worst commenter ever.

Trees said...

It's not a lame comment at all! Thanks so much.

I never thought I was very good at paper related crafts so I appreacite that kind words:)