Journal52 – Week Nineteen – See

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Every week in 2017, you will receive a new prompt card from Effy Wild. Designed to jump start your next art journal spread, these cards are printable for your future use as well, so you can expect to collect 52 cards by the end of the year!

Each card comes with a word, definition, synonyms, art prompt, and ‘oracle prompt’. You can copy/paste this information for your own records, and use it & the card in meditation, or in written or art journaling as you see fit!

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ONWARD TO WEEK #19

Feel free to save this image, and print it for your own personal use as an art journal prompt card OR as an oracle/meditation card.

In sharing your responses to these prompts on line, I ask that you use the following format:

“This week I’m working with the prompt “word” from Effy Wild’s Journal52 <linked to http://journal52.com>. You can find the prompt and art card here. <permalink to the post for that week.>.

Please don’t lift the cards or written prompts from my website to share in your own spaces. Direct folks to the original post at journal52.com so they can find it themselves.

Thank you.

 

Feel free to copy/paste this information for your own records:

See
To notice or become aware of (someone or something) by using your eyes. To become aware of something.

Synonyms
Look, observe, recognize, view, watch, witness, behold, gaze, glimpse.

Prompt
Honour your ability to ‘see’ in any of the ways one sees in a journal spread. Bonus points for painting eyes.

Oracle
What is wanting to be observed or noticed right now? What are you not seeing? What are you seeing?

 GIVEAWAY TIME!

I’m running a giveaway for a seat in Ever After 2017 over here. Please check it out!

Have a Great Week!As always, do whatever you feel inspired to do! Use what you have! Create in anyway you are inspired to create!

Friday Five – Baked Polenta, Blooming Journals, and Facebook

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Five! Five things that are rocking my poptarts! Good things. Moving things. Things that restore my faith in humanity, or my faith in myself. Artsy things! Nerdy things! ALL THE LOVELY THINGS!* If you’d like to get Friday Five in your inbox, click here. If you’d like to get all my posts in your inbox, click here.

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Thing One

I adore the conversations I get to have on Facebook. Like, *adore*. I’m not sure how it happened, but I’ve managed to gather the most thoughtful, articulate, compassionate, loveliest people, and when I am grappling with something, or engaging in a deep inquiry, they show up as their best selves. For me, for one another.

I’ve seen a lot of memes floating around out there about how social media isolates us, but I have found the opposite to be true. I find myself feeling more connected than ever before via the instant access I have to some of my favourite people on the planet thanks to Facebook.

Are there issues? Sure there are. What one can and can’t post on Facebook seems bizarre to me. Violence? No problem. Hate speech? Same. Boobs? Not so much. So weird. And the whole arbitrary ‘5000 friend limit’ thing is pretty annoying, too. But the good stuff outweighs the bad stuff enough that I find myself checking in there multiple times a day, every day.

My Facebook profile is set up so that even when I reach my ‘friend limit’ people can follow my public posts. I’ve also just tweaked the settings so that anyone can comment on my public posts as well. It’s not the perfect solution to the friend limit, but it’ll do.

If you’re on Facebook, and you’d like to connect there, I’d love to have you.

Thing Two

I made this for myself yesterday. It started with this recipe, but I tweaked it, as I often tweak recipes, to suit my own personal preferences. In the case of this recipe, I made the polenta, added 3/4 of the asiago, and then poured it into a buttered casserole dish. I small diced the portabellos, sauteed them in butter and garlic, but I also added thyme, oregano & rosemary to the pan before I stirred in the balsamic vinegar. Once they were done, I added them to the sauce, simmered the sauce for a good 30 minutes longer than the recipe called for (because slow food is good food), and then poured the sauce over the polenta. I popped the whole thing in the oven for 30 minutes in at 450 degrees. Took it out, sprinkled the rest of the asiago on top, popped it back in for 10 minutes, and voila.

It was delicious. Comforting. Exactly what I was craving.

The recipe says it serves two, but if you serve it with a salad, you could easily serve four.

Thing Three

Book Of Days returns for session two on May 1st, and I’m super stoked. My hiatus was just long enough that I started to get bored, started to feel like I was chomping at the bit to get back at it. I’m in the process of filming our first lesson (which goes live on Monday) – a May Queen in celebration of all the blooming we’re going to do in our journals. It’s still on sale, by the way, and if you purchase today before 2 p.m. EST, you will be invited to a live video class I’m hosting this afternoon at 3 p.m. EST.

Here’s my May Queen in progress. After multiple layers of Prismacolor pencil, acrylics paint, and clear gesso, I added a layer of gloss medium to protect her from the messy madness that is to come, and WHOOPS! Some of the pencil smeared. At first, I felt panicked, but then I realized that I kind of liked her this way. She looks like she’s been gardening, like she’s been outside, in the dirt.

Margaret Atwood (A Canadian literary treasure) said:

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

This face brought that quote very much to mind.

My plans for her now include floating watercolor all around her, and then doodling in floral shapes to create the May Queen vibe. I’m really looking forward to finishing her up today.

Thing Four

What you’re looking at is a comparison shot between how my Sweet Trash™ Journals look *before* I start to fill them up with all the things, and what they look like once they’re full. These babies BLOOM, and they make me ridiculously happy. I’m in the process of creating one last spread in this one for Life Book (a bonus lesson upcoming in June), and then it’ll be time for a new one.

This is the third volume I’ve filled since 2015, and so far, I’ve used composition notebooks I buy at Staples. They have these great Kraft covers that are ready to decorate. I’m going to switch things up for the next volume, though, and try the Moleskine Cahier. I prefer the line width in the Moleskines to the line width in the composition notebooks. The comp notebooks have very wide lines, whereas the Moleskines lines are a bit more elegant and better suited to my handwriting.

The Moleskines are a bit more expensive than the composition notebooks I’ve been using, but I think the switch will be worth it. The paper is much nicer, I like the fact that they are soft bound rather than hard bound, and I still get the benefit of the Kraft cover.

I’ll be back soon with a newly decorated Sweet Trash™ Journal.

Thing Five

I’ve been practicing faces, which I love to do. Sometimes, there’s nothing better than pencil on paper. 

I hope you enjoyed this week’s edition of Friday Five!
I’ll be back next week. Have a fantastic weekend!

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Journal52 – Week Seventeen – Wonder

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P.S. I have successfully watermarked all art cards for use in this space. There will be a version of these cards that are unmarked available for purchase with a full colour printable guidebook available shortly. Stay tuned! Please note the terms of service as described above each card. The cards and written text are for personal use, are copyright ©Effy Wild 2017, and are not to be shared except as described in the terms of service. Thank you!

Every week in 2017, you will receive a new prompt card from Effy Wild. Designed to jump start your next art journal spread, these cards are printable for your future use as well, so you can expect to collect 52 cards by the end of the year!

Each card comes with a word, definition, synonyms, art prompt, and ‘oracle prompt’. You can copy/paste this information for your own records, and use it & the card in meditation, or in written or art journaling as you see fit!

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Before We Dive In

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ONWARD TO WEEK #17

Feel free to save this image, and print it for your own personal use as an art journal prompt card OR as an oracle/meditation card.

In sharing your responses to these prompts on line, I ask that you use the following format:

“This week I’m working with the prompt “word” from Effy Wild’s Journal52 <linked to http://journal52.com>. You can find the prompt and art card here. <permalink to the post for that week.>.

Please don’t lift the cards or written prompts from my website to share in your own spaces. Direct folks to the original post at journal52.com so they can find it themselves.

Thank you.

Feel free to copy/paste this information for your own records:

Wonder
To think or speculate in an open-minded fashion. To be filled with admiration, amazement, or awe. The emotion that arises at what is strange or surprising. A miraculous deed or event.

Synonyms
Admiration, astonishment, awe, curiosity, fascination, marveling.

Prompt
Create a spread that explores what you wonder about, or what brings you a sense of wonder.

Oracle
What are you wondering about right now? What is wonderful in your life? Where might wondering lead you?

Have a Great Week!

As always, do whatever you feel inspired to do! Use what you have! Create in anyway you are inspired to create!

An Update On Journal52

I’m extremely pleased to announce that all Journal52 posts have now been updated up to Week #16 (current week) with watermarked images and clear terms of service!

Here are the posts for Week #15 & Week #16 with images and prompts, as promised!

I have also installed an index of posts here on the blog + in the Facebook Group, which will be kept updated for your ease of use.

I am presently working on a printable e-book for you that includes unmarked images + the prompts, which will be available for sale shortly. Those of you who have already donated to Journal52 in an amount that covers (or more than covers) the cost of the e-book will be invited to write to me with your transaction number, and you will receive the e-book at no additional cost!

This program is still free. The e-book is a supplemental designed to both protect my intellectual property, and make it easier to print & use the cards. You can opt into or not as you see fit.

Thank you for helping me through this learning curve with grace and patience. I appreciate you *so much*.

Let us carry on with our gorgeous sharing & communing around this project. I look forward to seeing you in the Facebook Group!

Have a Great Week!

 

 

Journal52 – Week Fifteen – Soft

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P.S. I have successfully watermarked all art cards for use in this space. There will be a version of these cards that are unmarked available for purchase with a full colour printable guidebook available shortly. Stay tuned! Please note the terms of service as described above each card. The cards and written text are for personal use, are copyright ©Effy Wild 2017, and are not to be shared except as described in the terms of service. Thank you!

Every week in 2017, you will receive a new prompt card from Effy Wild. Designed to jump start your next art journal spread, these cards are printable for your future use as well, so you can expect to collect 52 cards by the end of the year!

Each card comes with a word, definition, synonyms, art prompt, and ‘oracle prompt’. You can copy/paste this information for your own records, and use it & the card in meditation, or in written or art journaling as you see fit!

Want to commune with over 11 100 art journalers? Join our Facebook Group Here! Want Journal52 in your inbox? Click here to get RSS to e-mail. xo

ONWARD TO WEEK #15

Feel free to save this image, and print it for your own personal use as an art journal prompt card OR as an oracle/meditation card.

In sharing your responses to these prompts on line, I ask that you use the following format:

“This week I’m working with the prompt “word” from Effy Wild’s Journal52 <linked to http://journal52.com>. You can find the prompt and art card here. <permalink to the post for that week.>.

Please don’t lift the cards or written prompts from my website to share in your own spaces. Direct folks to the original post at journal52.com so they can find it themselves.

Thank you.

Feel free to copy/paste this information for your own records:

Soft
Yielding readily to touch or pressure. Smooth and agreeable to the touch. Producing agreeable sensations. Pleasant or comfortable.

Synonyms
Easy, pliable, bendable, comfortable, flowing, fluid, silken, yielding.

Prompt
Celebrate your softness. Explore how being soft makes you feel. Feature soft objects in your spread.

Oracle
What needs softness in your life right now? How soft are you able to be? What is crying out for softness or yielding? How open are you?

Have a Great Week!

As always, do whatever you feel inspired to do! Use what you have! Create in anyway you are inspired to create!

Journal52 – Week #14 – Horizon

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Every week in 2017, you will receive a new prompt card from Effy Wild. Designed to jump start your next art journal spread, these cards are printable for your future use as well, so you can expect to collect 52 cards by the end of the year!

Each card comes with a word, definition, synonyms, art prompt, and ‘oracle prompt’. You can copy/paste this information for your own records, and use it & the card in meditation, or in written or art journaling as you see fit!

Want to commune with over 11 100 art journalers? Join our Facebook Group Here! Want Journal52 in your inbox? Click here to get RSS to e-mail. xo

ONWARD TO WEEK #14

Feel free to save this image, and print it for your own personal use as an art journal prompt card OR as an oracle/meditation card.

In sharing your responses to these prompts on line, I ask that you use the following format:

“This week I’m working with the prompt “word” from Effy Wild’s Journal52 <linked to http://journal52.com>. You can find the prompt and art card here. <permalink to the post for that week.>.

Please don’t lift the cards or written prompts from my website to share in your own spaces. Direct folks to the original post at journal52.com so they can find it themselves.

Thank you.

Feel free to copy/paste this information for your own records:

Horizon
The apparent junction of earth and sky. Range of perception or experience. Something that might be attained (eg. New horizons).

Synonyms
Boundary, perspective, scope, border, limit, vista.

Prompt
Divide your page so that it has a horizon line. What will you put beneath the horizon? What will you put above it?

Oracle
What is within your sphere of influence? How far ahead can you see? What is on your horizon?

Have a Great Week!

As always, do whatever you feel inspired to do! Use what you have! Create in anyway you are inspired to create!