My Creative Journal Update!

It’s been a long time since I shared with you the contents of my Creative Journal – more than an year! – and it’s one of the posts I’m more proud of.

CHECK OUT: MY CREATIVE JOURNAL FLIP-THROUGH

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I don’t use fancy things to express my creativity, of course I’d love to have those fancy watercolors and brushes – One day I will, I’m sure – but I think that you can express yourself and pursue your passions with what you have.
After all the most important thing is that you do it with love.

I bought my watercolors a long time ago, they’re cheap and pretty much destroyed but they have a quite wide range of colors and they’re very easy to use.

Other than that I sue my pen brush,my Art Pen fountain pen and  Bic pen.

So let’s get into it: here are the new pages of my creative journal, they’re not many since I use other notebooks to paint and draw – let me know in the comments if you want to see them too!

PAGE 1 – 2 

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I’ve decided that my next tattoo is going to be a lion, with the word “leão” to symbolize my Brazilian parentage and my love for that country.  I played a bit with that idea and of course I had to add some watercolors, I’m basically obsessed with them.

Sometimes I think that I create my best works when I feel very strong emotions, after all art is created thanks to them. When I designed my “Rise and shine” page I’m quite sure I just finished watching Supernatural – It’s a line that Dean tells Sam a lot if I recall correctly – and I was feeling upset and discouraged.
In time like this I think that yes, receiving support and love from the people around us is great and important, but the answer is within ourselves.
We are the maters of our own future, we are strong and awesome. We must never forget that.
Bad moments always happen, but it’s important to believe in ourselves and believe that everything will be ok.

PAGE 3 TO 7

Graduation is only one exam away and I’m totally panicking! This page shows you – even if you can’t understand Italian – all the exams I’ve had in these 3 years of University and even if this isn’t creative or artsy I use my journal for planning and it helps me stay focused and concentrated on my goals.

Quotes, lyrics and little bits of books I read are a constant in my creative journal.

What’s your favorite quote or line of a lyric?

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The seventh page it’s by far my favorite.

Feelings are much like waves. We can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf.

PAGE 8

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I don’t really remember when I did this drawing but I do remember that I sketched a photography of me with my hair moved by the wind.
I then chose to add the things I love like cupcakes, wine and tv series. *perfect combo alert*

I really like this one because it’s me. I’m all of those little things and much more.

PAGE 9 – 10

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PAGE 11 – 12

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Prioritize and setting your goals can improve your productivity and concentration.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THIS YEAR?

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I’ve seen so many botanical doodles so I decided to experiment with them a little bit and I’m very happy with how it turned out, especially page 13!

PAGE 16 – 17

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Empowered woman. Empower other women.

Confidence is always been a problem of mine so I did this pages to inspire myself and as a reminder that I’m strong and perfect just as I am.

PAGE 18 – 19

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Just like in the other post here are some notes on a post I read on Blog.Buffer.com.
I use Buffer as an app but their website have so many interesting posts on productivity, social media marketing, personal development, creativity and a lot more.


This were the new pages I created on my creative journal, what do you think about them?

Share your thoughts on the comments and don’t forget to check out my previous post!

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46 thoughts on “My Creative Journal Update!

  1. Ana Ojha says:

    Your journal looks quite amazing! I wish I could be so creative. My friend gifted me a journal quite a few years ago but it is still blank. I always felt too lazy to write something on it!

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  2. My teen guide says:

    Wow! You’re so creative and it really looks a beautiful journal and I want to have this kind of Jornal.

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  3. Rahul Khurana says:

    That’s an awesome journal to express your feeling. All the paint and art work was so cool. The quote that I loved was about ‘choosing a wave’. Superb! 🙂

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  4. Rose Sahetapy says:

    Beautiful lournal combining the painting, sketch and the quotes. Sometimes when I need to throw my negative energy I draw and write, it does help to get peace of mind.

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  5. Dreamer Achiever says:

    Oh wow! That journal of yours is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the colors, beautiful fonts and your writings. You’re super talented! I have pretty similar goals for this year – improving my blog and social, passing all the university courses with good grades and losing some weight. 🙂

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  6. Ana De-Jesus says:

    What a beautiful journal, I can’t draw but I always found it fun to doodle nevertheless. I like the sound of the quote ‘feelings are like waves, you just have to choose one to surf!’ x

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  7. TheGroundedTree says:

    This is goregous!! I have a journal but it’s usually for writing but i would love to have a creative journal but trouble is i can’t draw but maybe with practise I would get better.
    The designs are lovely and inspirational💕

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  8. Nicole Anderson says:

    As a person with absolutely no artistic talent whatsoever, I really do appreciate art in most forms. It must be great to have some talent that way and to be able to express yourself and share this. Well done – and I think should should also consider sharing the other pieces you referred to that exist outside of your creative journal.

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    • Samantha says:

      I’ve already designed my first tattoo and I’d like to do the same with the next one! I think that if I get something so permanent and personal on my body I want it to be completely mine.
      I love the watercolor effect on tattoos, I’m thinking about getting it in that style 🙂

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  9. danaebursae2017 says:

    Beautiful! I journal daily but whenever I try to draw or add color it just ends up looking like a terrible mess. one of my favorite quotes right now “Our fantasies are our realities in an excuse-free world.” -Jen Sincero

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    • Samantha says:

      That quote might be one my new favorite ones! Thanks for sharing it! 🙂
      P.s: Keep trying! There are no rules for creativity and the more you try the better you get at it!

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  10. Marijanna says:

    Oh my god. This is simply incredible! You have insane talent. I’ve always wanted to have a journal like this but cannot draw or paint 😦 haha! Good on you!

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  11. Annika says:

    What another great blog. Love how you have used your journal and used creative into it. This inspire me to do a journal like this. This is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Annika says:

    What another great blog. Love how you have used your journal and used creative into it. This inspire me to do a journal like this. This is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Kathryn says:

    Another great post! Thank you for sharing 🙂 You know how much I love seeing your journals. You’re really creative and inspire me to try to do a nice journal. I’d love to see more. I also found the bit about your Brazilian parentage interesting – I went to Brazil (quite a few years ago now) and I absolutely loved it. The people were so friendly & the places I visited were just amazing. I would love to go back there. x

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    • Samantha says:

      I hope I’ll go Brazil next year, my mom is Brazilian so I have part of my family there. The places are incredibly beautiful and I think that the people are very friendly too. Thank you for commenting! I’ll share other posts of this kind in the near future 🙂

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