I’m no artist. I want to be clear about that from the start.
But I doodle like crazy.
So a couple of years ago, I went to Michael’s and bought and journal. Lucky for me, my Mom had a bunch of really thin colorful pens that I could use, and I went to work right away. I drew what I always did: squiggly suns, smiley faces, the curve of a wave, an island with a lawn chair and a palm tree, mountains with little pine trees. And then I added a bunch of quotations that made me happy. Sometimes, when I feel particularly inspired, I spend the time to draw something that takes a little while. I carefully color it in. And I stare at it and feel accomplished and happy.
And that’s what my journal has been: doodles and quotes that I love.
My only rule is that I cannot write or draw anything negative. My journal is a space where only positive things go.
If this sounds like something you’d like to try:
Here are some cute, affordable journals:
Here are pens/stuff to draw with:
Here are stickers/other cool things to add:
Here are websites where you can find inspiration:
Let me know how your journals work for you! 🙂