Gratitude Art Journaling

doodle drawings get messy art journal

Ever since I first read One Thousand Gifts, I have been interested in the idea of journaling things I am thankful for. How many things could I list and how much would it change my thinking? So this month’s #getmessyartjournal challenges inspired me to make a doodle list of some of the things I’m thankful for.

I was inspired by Danny Gregory’s illustration in his book the Creative License to draw things in front of me. I wrote about the Creative License book in a recent creative book review.

See more of my doodle drawings.

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Journaling Challenge: Gratitude. What are you grateful for? What aspects of your life are you thankful for, that you might be overlooking while being busy?

Art Challenge: Use visual examples for at least three things you’re grateful for. Photos/doodles/magazine cut outs/stickers/anything. SHOW us your gratitude!

Have you tried journaling your gratitude? Have you read One Thousand Gifts, and have you tried listing 1000 gifts? Share your experience in the comments.

getmessyartjournal

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

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Art Journaling

I am participating in the 31 Days, which is a blogging challenge in October organized by The Nester. I have chosen to (attempt) to write Monday-Friday during October on the topic of art journaling.

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By | 2017-09-21T12:26:54-07:00 October 30th, 2014|Art Journal, Get Messy Art Journal|17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Keshena October 30, 2014 at 2:56 am - Reply

    I adore this Anika, your doodles are amazing x

  2. Denielle October 30, 2014 at 7:41 am - Reply

    I love the doodles and the hand lettering.

  3. Kara October 30, 2014 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    I have read that book! I keep a gratitude journal on my nightstand and it’s simply a list. There have been periods where I’ve really listed lots and other times (like since I’ve been art journaling) that I don’t list as much. Still, seeing the gifts in each day is always something i purpose to do… ??
    I love your take on this month’s prompt. Your doodles are so happy and lovely! ????

  4. Kara October 30, 2014 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    I have read that book! I keep a gratitude journal on my nightstand and it’s simply a list. There have been periods where I’ve really listed lots and other times (like since I’ve been art journaling) that I don’t list as much. Still, seeing the gifts in each day is always something i purpose to do… ??
    I love your take on this month’s prompt. Your doodles are so happy and lovely! ????

    • Anika Lacerte November 1, 2014 at 2:07 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Kara! Do you include your gratitude lists in your art journals?

  5. Jossie October 30, 2014 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Hi! I love your lettering and the doodles! I think they are fun! The 31 day challenge sounds like an awesome!

  6. Violetta October 30, 2014 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Such cute little pictures! Wish I could draw like that. Keep up the fine work!

  7. Vanessa October 30, 2014 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Wow, those doodles are great! I’m off to check out the other ones 🙂

  8. Caylee October 31, 2014 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    Your doodles are gorgeous. What a great representation.

  9. Tanyalee October 31, 2014 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    I love your take on the prompt. The pictures are so well drawn. Well done.

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