I’m back with some more journal pages! Click on pictures for a larger version.
Oh hey, let’s get caught up on these.
Prompt 2 was, “What is the BEST part of your day?” Answer:
[Note: that says “Watch the beavers,” not “Watch the bears.” Sorry about my handwriting.]
Prompt 3 (talk about a person special to me) was not one I wanted to do. I didn’t like the idea of picking one person and then making other people feel sad or confused or anything. I know I could’ve picked several, but then where do I stop? It’s like making a wedding guest list. So instead, I stole one of my sister’s ideas and talked about someone who is my opposite.
That was easy because whenever I think of someone who is my opposite, I think of my younger sister, D. The page kind of explains why. I definitely appreciate some of her non-me qualities, though. For instance, in social situations she can make friends instantly and keep the conversation going, so it’s fun be at gatherings with her. Anyway, she and I aren’t always the extremes of those descriptions, but it gives you an idea. Like some people would be all, “Jessica? A wallflower? Que the heck?” but that’s because they’re seeing me in specific situations where I’m feeling more social, or maybe there are bugs all over the walls.
Prompt 4 (that’s today) was, “What does your heart look like?”
My sister R has been doing a 30-Day Journal Challenge and it has inspired me to take on the challenge myself! Only, I’m afraid to actually say I’ll do it for 30 days since I tend to be a big quitter. How about we take it a week at a time? Or a day at a time? 🙂 (Though I am feeling encouraged that if R can do it between homeschooling and caring for her 5 kids plus 4 nieces and everything else, then what excuse do I have not to finish it?)
The challenge comes from Janel over at Run With Scissors. I guess the ideal is to follow along with the group, but I’m just now feeling like things have calmed down and I can work on something like this. A few friends did the challenge last year, so I decided to go back and do the 2010 prompts so everything would be new for me. It seemed unfair to go into it knowing what prompts to expect, plus it puts pressure on me to think about it before the day has come. I like this idea better. I won’t look at the new prompt until the day I do it.
Prompt 1 says to “Create a full page design introducing yourself. 🙂 Highlight your name many times in the midst of your design.”
How self-centered am I? 🙂
I’ve decided to [try to] avoid disclaimers with this journal and just enjoy it. It’s going to fall short in many ways, but the point is to just be creative and try something a little different. When I was a kid I loved doing a lot of art projects with paper, tape and markers, so this is a chance to go back to that and get off the computer. I took R’s lead on this day and skipped pencil and did it all in pen. No erasing! It’s kind of liberating, actually.
I’ve written too much in this post, so if you have questions, feel free to ask. I’ll try to be less wordy on these in the future!