“The cure for anything is salt water. Sweat, tears, or the ocean.”
― Isak Dinesen
This is one of my favorite quotes, visually speaking. For example, if you go to Pinterest, and type this quote into the search, you’ll find a whole bunch of ways artists and lovers of words are using quotes as art, or using quotes in their art.
A couple of my favorite examples include:
I’ve long admired the mixed media paintings Mae Chevrette makes, incorporating her photographs with quotes. She has prints available in her etsy shop.
Image Source: Sunday Suppers
Kraft paper is a staple in my studio – I use it for painting, making journal pages, and covering my big work tables. I even use it on the dining table for spontaneous drawing and painting over meals.
I love this simple idea of writing a favorite quote with a white pen on kraft paper, and then framing it. A big white Sharpie poster paint pen would work great for this.
If you’re wondering what this has to do with journaling…the answer is: everything.
For me, the whole point of journaling is that whatever we do on the page works it’s magic on us internally, and then finds it’s way outward, expressing itself in our lives.
I think of this as: Off the page, and into the world.
In all of my workshops, we play with this theme. Working internally, and in our journals. Then finding ways to bring our learnings and ideas outward, into practical use, in forms we can share with others.
This is a cycle that keeps repeating. Working internally, working privately, and then having something to share when that internal exploration is ripe and ready.
There is a life cycle to our creativity, and keeping a journal / sketchbook is the best way I know how to harness our imagination, gifts, talents, and ideas, and bring it all into tangible, practical, beautiful form that we can share with others.
Today’s Journal Prompts:
Name a body of water that you love…
Write a love letter or post card to that water, thanking it for something…
The waters that nourish me..
The waters that cleanse me…
You many have noticed by now, especially if you’re following #30DAYJOURNAL on Instagram, that lots of folks are choosing to make their daily writing visual, with art supplies.
This is in large part because so many participants are students of mine, who have learned how to effortlessly combine word and image together as a creative process I introduce in my workshop: The Creative Sketchbook.
Meanwhile, I’d love to introduce you to one of my favorite people / artists / teachers: Catherine Anderson of The Creative Photographer (and author of the luscious book by that title).
You probably take lots of photos with your mobile phone. So this is a great way to begin adding visual imagery to your journal.
Today Catherine shows you how to use your photographs as journal page backgrounds. She’s even got a few sample images you can print out and play with. Enjoy!
Share your favorite sources for quotes turned into art, jewelry, or inspiration for your home
The Journal Prompts in this Post Are Included in the FLOW: 30 Day Journal Project Printables
When I offered the first 30 Day Journal Project, I found that having the prompts printed out in advance helped me get right into my journaling for the day.
I think of this as lazy journaling. 🙂
Fill in the blank, and you’re done!
After I made these for myself, I prettied up the design (and added another layout) so you could use them, too. This is what I’m using for my own journaling.
There is another layout for cutting and pasting into an existing journal.
Get ALL of the FLOW 30 days of prompts & quotes (plus one bonus day) with 2 different layout designs.
FLOW: PRINTABLES | $18
No more blank page. No more writer’s block.
Whether you are brand new to writing or journaling or simply want to break out of a rut in your creative practice, these printable prompts make it fast and easy to get going.
See All 30 Day Journal Printable Designs
There are four different sets of 30 Day Journal Project Printables, beautifully designed, each with a different theme.
Use the printables on your own, or with The 30 Day Journal Workshop
Come on over to my studio in Mexico (via video!) where I’ll show you how to journal with intention and focus as we create two different kinds of handmade journals. It all happens in The 30 Day Journal Project Workshop, designed for experienced and brand new journalers alike!