Flourish Journal

I made this art/idea/plans/goals journal with the intention of listing, doodling, painting and writing out what I want for my creative business this year.

I painted my word on the front to help remind and guide me through 2013.

The front cover was made from a piece of cardboard collaged with pieces of paper on the front and back, giving it a very nice texture and heavy weight. I started with a paint base of raw umber, adding my girl and flowers on top with all my favorite colors. On the back, I painted a happy, watchful sun and cheerful flowers.

The back cover page was also made from cardboard, but I glued on crumpled tissue paper to give it texture and painted inspiring messages to myself.  Around “make it good”, I wrote words that define Flourish to me: thrive, prosper, expand, experience, learn, grow, move, push forward, dream big, focus, work hard, have fun, fly high.

Inside is watercolor paper, drawing paper and plain paper so that I can write, draw and paint whenever I like.

I also punched holes and used binding rings so that I can add more paper if I need to.

I can’t wait to fill it up and make it fat!

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10 Responses to Flourish Journal

  1. kt says:

    i think this is awesome regina!
    you can do this!! i seriously think about you all the time and how happy i am that you are being true to you! stay focused and creative my friend.
    xo katy

  2. angella says:

    It is a beautiful work of art Regina. Enjoy filling it up.

  3. Jill says:

    Regina–it’s so so beautiful! What a great creation and what a perfect place to write in! Your word for this year is perfect–it encompasses so much and is so uplifting.


  4. elsa says:

    Love the expression on the woman’s face and all the color is divine!

  5. It’s beautiful and such a lovely idea to have a book specially for THIS year! It’ll be lovely to look back in the future and see all your musings and doodlings!

  6. Kathleen says:

    What an inspiring word choice for 2013, and a equally beautiful journal for your year’s journey. Best wishes for a flourishing year.

  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Regina!! I think you need to make some for your shop. :)

  8. Tammy McGee says:

    so gorgeous! love it, and the idea!! xoxox cant wait to cheer you on this year! You can and will do it! Lots of love friend!

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