I am using Jane Davenport’s butterfly journal from Michael’s because I can customize it however I want. Here’s the cover and a few calendar pages I did myself. Still not sure if I want to see my calendar weekly or monthly. I am going to try both over the year. And I added a page for goals, books read, a gratitude list, a bullet style goal tracker page, and blank watercolor pages, and blank paper for notes and ideas.
I always go overboard joining challenges as they come up on social media. I am going to try to limit what I join and just set my own art challenges.... like sketching or journaling a little every day, and taking a photo a day. And continuing my practice of keeping a daily gratitude list..... things I am thankful for, things that make me happy.... little things (besides family, which of course I am thankful for) like mushroom soup, orange flavored dark chocolate bars, cats in car repair shops, a white fuzzy blanket.....
I am participating in one or two challenges though. As usual I will join in with Scribblepicnic over at @a_dotty_hill on instagram, and paintpartyfriday blog.
Here is one which I think will be fun because it’s only 2 illustrations a month, and it will force me to read these classic kids books. I am reading black beauty now. It should be great for building a portfolio to submit ,which has been my goal for awhile now.
And if I don’t stick to any of it , then so what. I am not going to make these things into chores or work. The purpose is to learn and grow and enjoy it. If it isn’t fun anymore I can quit without feeling like a didn’t succeed because it is not about the end result.
And I came up with my word of the year which I have done for about 6 years now....
Simple as that..... just accept what is .....that is my plan,
Happy 2018 to you!