Journaling

3 Art Journal Prompts for October.

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I like to mix up my journaling with  some art journal entries.  I don’t want it all to be writing and bullet points.  See the following three blog posts for some inspiration for your books.

1.  Halloween is coming up.  Draw your favorite Jack-o-Lantern faces.

2. Draw the contents of your handbag or tote.

3.Draw one of your favorite characters from fiction.  How you see them, not how they are in films, or book covers.

 

Happy Drawing!

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October Journal Prompts

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  1. What was your favorite Halloween costume that you have worn?
  2. What do you like best about Halloween? Candy? Decor? Explain.
  3. What is your favorite comfort food to have when it gets cold outside?
  4. What colors and shapes do you wish a pumpkin would come in?
  5. The television season starts again in fall.  What show are you looking forward to the most?
  6. Pick two of your favorite podcasts.  Describe them and why you like them.
  7. Write down everything you did in one day.
  8. How would technology have changed your life if certain tech had existed 20+ years ago?  What future tech should be invented and how will it change your life?
  9. What ancient wonder of the world do you wish still existed?
  10. What new way of eating or food do you want to try?  Why?

Happy writing!  Let me know some of your ideas in the comments.

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September Journal Prompts

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Summer is almost over.  Fall is in the air.  Many of us have school or kids in school.  This is also a time to start thinking of the various holidays coming up.  I don’t know about you, but I often consider September the start of the year, not January.  So with that in mind, here are your September Journaling Prompts. Enjoy!

  1. Are you a goal setter?  Do you do resolutions?  What are some goals you wanted to accomplish this year?  How are you doing on them?  Write an entry on the state of your goals.
  2. What was the best thing you did this summer?
  3. What was something this summer you couldn’t do but wanted to?
  4. If you could go back in time, what year of school would you attend?
  5. What was your favorite class in school.  Your least favorite?  What was the most valuable class you have taken?
  6. Write about your journal itself.  What do you use to journal and why?
  7. What season do you wish would last forever?
  8. Fall is starting.  What color of leaf is your favorite?  What color do you wish the trees would turn if you could have any color?
  9. In Danish, the concept of Hygge is considered essential to life.  Hygge can loosely be translated into “cosy.” How do you make your life more cosy?  What would you like to do?
  10. What is your favorite outfit to wear for fall?  Describe it and why you like it.  Include a photo or drawing if you can.

Happy journaling!

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Journaling Prompts for August

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1. Back to school ads are in session.  What do you think when you see them?

2. As a journaler what school supplies do you buy when August hits?

3. Did you enjoy going back to school when you were in mandatory schooling?

4. What would you like to change about your mandatory education (K-12)?

5. What skills should schools teach that you don’t think they teach now?  What classes should be taught or be discontinued?

6. The last days of summer are here.  What would you like to get done before fall?

7. What are you looking forward to in the last half of the year?

8. How did this summer vary, if any, from previous summers?

9. What is your first hint your fall is starting?  Is it visual, planned or a surprise?

10. Write you wake up routine?  What is your bed time routine?

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Art Journal Prompts To Do This Weekend

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Get your crayons, colored pencils, paints, or markers ready!  Try to do these quick art journal prompts in your journal.  Use any materials you want.  Enjoy!

  1. It’s the nation’s birth month. Do a patriotism spread using symbols of America.
  2. Make a collage for the beach.
  3. For a week, cut out the top news headline and incorporate them all into your journal.
  4. Do a boarder based on your favorite animal.
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The Different Types of Journals You Can Keep

 

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Do you journal? I love to journal.  I have kept a journal since I was 8 years old.  I have kept all my old journals since I was 11 years old. To me journaling is a great hobby.  It’s a good way to work out thoughts and ideas as well as reflect and document your lift.  The beauty of a journal is it can be whatever you want it to.

These days many journalers, myself included, use their journals for a variety of purposes.  I like to use my journal not only to record the days events, but to document personal growth, make lists, and plan future events.  I also love to sketch in it too.  It’s a great way to relax for me.  See below for a list of ideas of different types of journals.  Have a separate journal for each or create some sort of combination to suit you.

Reading Journal- A journal used to keep track of what you read, the  plot and characters, and what you thought of the book.

Specific Topic or Specific Time Journal-A journal for a specific purpose like your college years, your first year in the army, you home remodel etc.

Travel journal-A journal you create when you travel to remember what you have done.  Can include tickets, brochures and maps as well.  It can also take on scrapbooking qualities.

Dream Journal-A journal of what you dream at night.

Prayer/Bible Journal- A way to keep track of your bible studies.

Scrapbook- In this type of journal you combine written content with photos and ephemera.

Bullet-The most popular journaling type right now.  It really is a great to do list.  This is a great way to plan and put them into action. Check out Instagram for some examples.

Daily-This is the traditional type of journal.  One where you write what is going on in your day to day life.

Art- An art journal involves art work instead of words to express what you are feeling.

Garden- A great way to keep track of what you have planted, where you planted it and how well it did.

Gratitude- A journal where you write what you are grateful for, and why.

This is by no means a complete list of every single journal type you can have.  Really the only thing that can limit you in journaling is you.  There is something about the written word on a page that makes things so much more meaningful.  Try different styles and see which one you like the best.  Feel free to leave comments on your own type of journaling style.

Be sure to check back on my blog for monthly journaling prompts.  I will be adding art journaling prompts soon.

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July Journal Prompts

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It’s July!  To me this is the halfway point in the summer.  June has gone by so quickly.  Will summer ever be long enough?

1.  What book are you reading right now?

2. What is your favorite flower?  If you could make your own flower what would it look like?

3. Name the last five self care items you did.

4. Describe one of your hobbies.  Then tell about a hobby you used to have and one you may like to try.

5. What is something you keep putting off?

6. Describe your favorite film.  Why is it your favorite?

7. Write an important quote.

8. Write down the meals you have for the week.

9. What do you fear?  Name 2 things.

10. What are 3 pet peeves you have?

11. Make a list of things in your house to be repaired.  Make a second list for renovations that need to be done.