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.
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
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?
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.
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
PAGE 11 – 12
Prioritize and setting your goals can improve your productivity and concentration.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THIS YEAR?
PAGE 13 TO 15
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
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
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!