Sunday, March 20, 2011

Journal Prompt- Spring Into Action

This week I created a journal page that has a creative action plan. Spring is the perfect time to step into action and what better way than to list things you want to accomplish on your journal page. At first I had a lovely die cut paper that had lines on half the page.

If you look close you can see the cuts in the paper. I ended up painting flowers right over everything. The lines just bored me in the moment and I thought color was more important. Like a flower in spring this year I want to continue to bloom creatively. And the butterfly represents me ready to fly.

I haven't used a lot of pens lately but took out a fine tip non bleeding pen and wrote around the petals giving them definition from the rest of the page. Then to make it pop a bit more I added the white around the outside edges here and there.

I created leaves with the pen here and there and lines with hearts in a pattern running down from the top of the page to the bottom.

 The die cut paper under the paint add a lot of visual texture. I also used tissue paper here and there.

I am considering changing my free journal post day to during the week. I am interested in feed back. So I put a poll on the side bar. Do let me know what you think about that. If you want me to keep it on Sundays just tell me in the comments section.  It is gloomy, windy and rainy here right now and if you are experiencing this pre-spring weather I hope these colors brighten your day! I hope you find time to create your journal page~ 

Two questions: If I create a group to share your pages from using my journal prompts would you post your pages there? *free group
It would be great if you did poll or indicate keeping journal posts on Sundays!

Journal Prompt: Spring Into Action - create an action plan in a creative way! 

Quotes: He who has begun is half done. Horace

You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great."~ Les Brown

Food For Thought: Small Chestnut Pocket Journal with handmade paper 


  1. Such an inspiring page...I love butterflies and I love the colours you used...and the way you wrote around the petals...this just speaks spring to me and yes, to spring into action...I've been feeling it in my bones and under my skin for a few weeks now...the time is right. Your quotes have also prompted me to write down what it is I hope to accomplish throughout the spring as we move forward into summer!!

  2. This is lovely. I wish I could see more of what you have written on the petals but that is just me looking for inspiration from others instead of listening to my own voice! ;) Great colours. I am looking for a project to get involved with right now and was toying between a wordy one or an arty one. I think you may have just prompted me to start! Things to do to help me fly? Hmmm?

  3. this is a beautiful page and I love that it contains a plan and the cutouts give it a bit of mystery!

  4. Sherry, I am so glad you enjoyed this page and prompt!
    Jan, If you click on the images you might be able to read some. I might share part of my action plan with you in a blog post. I am glad you are inspired to start something from the post!
    Christy, Thanks so much. Yes, funny how if you just change your plan sometimes it just works out for the better, IE...cut out, mystery.
    Have a creative week! ~Theresa

  5. Wow, I love these colors! And having the text run through is so intriguing. Hope you are having a lovely first week of spring! – g


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