“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.
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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.
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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!
If you haven’t yet played with imagery (or paint) in your journals, then DO consider joining us!