August is coming to a close, and thus the Doodle Days [of Summer] Musings Adventure. I hope those of you who have been doodling along have enjoyed your adventure. I so appreciate all who have let me know this – and have shared parts of your adventure with me, and others.
Journaling is a personal practice, so please know that if you’re reading this and have not felt the desire to share, and you’re enjoying yourself, I see you and embrace your process.
This month has been an interesting learning experience for me. It was my hope to guide you to find your own way with your doodling practice – whether that meant doodling each day or only some days; sharing or no.
I am far from perfect – the above image was taken yesterday, and I was just playing around with the part of the week that had already passed.
I often don’t find the band width to practice every day, but I have found I love to come back to it regardless.
I often don’t share consistently – and there are some pieces that feel too personal to share. When I began my musings practice I never had any thoughts of sharing. It was not until this evolved into the Daily Musings Journal that I evolved into sharing. My sharing, along with my practice, is dynamic.
There is no wrong way – my hope for you is that you find a process and a practice that you love and feeds your soul.
And as surely as night turns to day your practice & process will like ebb & flow and evolve over time. Mine certainly has.
And if the Daily Musings Journal I have created for bite-sized creative play helps you discover your practice I am grateful for this as well.
This week I want to share another technique I’ve grown to really enjoy. I steal this phrase – found inspirations – from my dear friend and fellow creative, Julie Gibbons, who introduced me to it.
I love cutting up magazines during down time when I don’t have energy for much else. There is a wealth of words & images that become great material for collaging and journaling. Over the past several years I have created a number of envelopes where I collect words, phrases, letters & images. They are not super organized, but they make it easy whenever I feel called to create a found inspiration collage.
You can see from the top image in the post (from the one just above) how my Thursday collage evolved. The words came together first, and then I created the background before I glued down the words with a glue stick.
Before this August Musings Adventure comes to a close, I have one more thing I’d like to share. Any of you who have loved this practice and also love a tangible journal you can hold in your hands, I hope you will share with me a little tidbit about your doodling practice in the comments.
If you do you will be entered to win a printed edition of the 2016 Daily Musings Journal (click here to learn more about the Daily Musings Journal). Leave your comment by next Thursday, September 3 and I will draw a winner on Friday, September 4. (Journals will be available by the end of September.)
And if you’d like to keep doodling through the end of this year, I have created a download of September – December 2015 Daily Musings Journal. Click here for details and to purchase.
If you were part of the Doodle Days [of Summer] Musings Adventure, or you receive my mermaid tales – don’t forget to use the coupon code for a 20% discount (through September 9).
So my doodling friends, I hope we may continue to stay connected in whatever way feels right for you. Thank you, with all my heart, for being on this journey with me!
P.S. I thought you might enjoy another doodlers creative approach to the August Musings Adventure. Thanks to another dear friend and fellow creative, Laura, for sharing her fun doodle book!