“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
— Ansel Adams
Today, we’ll take a page from the wisdom of photographer Ansel Adams, who photographed so much wild nature.
Simply find some kind of image that speaks to you today, and glue it in your journal.
It can be any image, pick something that just feels right for you today.
Consider that you can journal with image, just as much as you can journal with words.
The Path of Least Resistance
Have you ever seen an aerial photographs of a river, or viewed a river from above, while in an airplane?
Rivers don’t flow in a straight line, they curve and contour, winding along a natural path of least resistance.
It’s not a direct path. It’s not a shortcut.
This is a paradox to consider.
Today’s Journal Prompts:
Think of something in your life that you want more clarity on right now:
What is the path of least resistance?
How can you flow with it, like a river?
Find a picture of a river and add it to your journal.
Curious about art journaling but intimidated about the art part? Michelle over at Seaweed Kisses shows us an uncommon way of keeping a visual journal. You’ll like this, especially if you’re intimidated by fancy blank journals!
Got page fright? A case of the jealousies?
You don’t need to be intimidated by the blank page. Or be jealous about what others create. Or fear “wasting” perfectly good art supplies on something “unimportant”.
You, too, can create freely in your own beautiful style.
When we create freely, whole new worlds of possibility open up for us. In ways we cannot plan or expect.
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This post is part of the 30 Day Journal Project.
Our theme for this year is: FLOW.
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Beauty & Connection
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Each inspirational quote for the 30 Day Journal Project has a pretty visual graphic for you to print out and paste your journal, add to your Pinterest gallery, or share as you wish.
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In A Manifesto for the Hesitant Dreamer I share more about what Dreaming on Paper is all about, and what we do.
Why bother keeping an art journal or sketchbook? Yeah, I used to ask myself that from time to time, too.