I’m excited for 2012 to be here. I love the start of a new year and everything that goes into getting ready for it and looking forward. Woo Hoo! Are you ready?
For 2012 I decided for the Monday challenge days, I would do some type of art or journaling prompt. Nothing too complex or threatening, of course, I don’t want to scare people away! My plan for 2012 is to PLAY more and spend more time being creative. And I know a lot of you would like to do that as well. But I know that sometimes just getting started or having some kind of springboard idea to inspire you is the tough part. So Mondays will be your time to check in for some art and journaling prompts. I will mix it up a bit. Sometimes journaling ideas and other times art ideas. You can interpret these prompts any way you like to.
For those of you who like to write you can get out your favorite pen and paper and start writing, exploring the ideas that pop into your head from the journal prompt. For those of you who are not so thrilled with writing, you can get out your paints and your stencils and your bits and pieces and create something more visual. For the over-achievers out there, you can combine both options! There is NO wrong way here. I just want everyone to play and create as much as possible this year and to HAVE FUN!
Your Monday Art/Journal Prompt for this beginning week of the New Year is: create a journal page using your chosen Word of the Year! What? You don’t have a word of the year yet? Well you still have time to decide. You can read more about it here or here. I have 2 words this year (for 2 different projects). PLAY and SEEK. They go together nicely, don’t you think? Lots of opportunity for me to write and color and paint and sketch and……
Here are my 2 journal covers I started. They aren’t complete yet, but at least they are started!
So choose a Word of the Year for 2012. Find a word that speaks to you somehow or embodies something you would like to work on or focus on this year. It can be anything at all. The hard part is picking only one word. Hmmm….maybe you could pick a new word each month? Or each week? Or each day?…..how much fun would that be? A new word every day and a piece of art in your journal to go with it. Sounds fabulous.
So many ideas out there! Once you pick your word (or words), then spend a little time thinking about it and focusing on it and use that to create your journaling page. You might also decide to choose a phrase or quote, if you can’t find just one word to use. Anything works!
What word are you using? What are you creating? I’d love to hear about what you are doing. If you want to email me a photo of your project I will add them in to a future blog post. Or maybe I need to set up a Flickr account for you to share on? What do you think?