Behind the Pages: November challenges

“Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Last November, I took up Dawn Sokol’s spontaneously formed NaNoJouMo challenge.  {It stands for National Non-stop Journaling Month and you can read about it HERE.}  I’m jumping into the challenge again this year.  {It starts today!}  But I’ve adjusted my expectations slightly.  My goal last year was to finish a page every day.  {I finished 10; you can see the wild thyme flickr set HERE.}  This year’s goal is simply to touch the pages every day.  I loved the prompts and structure and am delighted with the pages I did finish, but honestly, I really stressed myself out adding the daily creation of full art journal pages to my schedule.  However, the experience taught me quite a bit about how I create and what motivates me to paint, glue, tear and write.

Tammy over at Daisy Yellow, has created some cool checklists in pdf form.  {I know I’m using one – since I plan on journaling and blogging.  Thanks Tammy for tools and inspiration!}

The pages are still full of mandalas in black & white and quotes, quotes, always quotes.  {Sometimes I even quote myself…}  Ventured into a church service last week.  Here are my sermon notes:

sermon notes

By | 2016-10-19T14:20:38+00:00 November 1st, 2010|Behind the Pages, Journals|2 Comments

About the Author:

I create containers for words and paint and I fill them. I craft safe, sacred spaces for people to wrestle, create, heal and shout from the mountain tops.   And I teach people to do all of these things for themselves.
  • Maybe next year I’ll sign up for NaNoJouMo. I’ll have to see how NaNoWriMo goes first! I may not do that a 2nd time! LOL

    • TheAmplegoddess – I admire you for taking on the NaNoWriMo challenge! Don’t feel that call, but NaNoJouMo was a great match and a lovely stretch last year. {I wish you great success on your NaNoWriMo endeavours.} ~betsy