The best, best thing about the internet is the people. Ironic, right ? It was because of the internet that I met the wonderfully kind, crafty Lauren. We are both creative class addicts and have a goal to actually stop them collecting in our computer folders and start creating. We're starting with art journaling. We are going through A Beautiful Mess's Art Journal Everyday (no longer available) and 52 Weeks of Art Journaling with a goal of completing a minimum of three per week. We'll be sharing them on our blogs every Thursday.

If you'd like to play along and have a bit of accountability, please contact one of us.

Now for my pages...

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My favourite new quote, done in my favourite new "technique" - handwriting cut out with my new Silhouette Portrait.

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L + C Get Messy : An Art Journal Challenge | 01

How deep am I ?

L + C Get Messy : An Art Journal Challenge | 01

L + C Get Messy : An Art Journal Challenge | 01

So satisfying to cut swear words out with a fancy machine - text from Pinterest.

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And three from the Art Journal Everyday prompts...

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My thoughts will always go back to Germany and a world of instant travel, strong accents, true wandering and easy-to-create adventures.

L + C Get Messy : An Art Journal Challenge | 01

L + C Get Messy : An Art Journal Challenge | 01

L + C Get Messy : An Art Journal Challenge | 01

I had a year of self-reflection last year without any interruption and the main thing I learned was that I needed to be a whole lot more deliberate about the way I spent my time and the decisions I make. Now that I am making an active choice to live this way, it feels like I have levelled up.

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I'm really excited about how freeing art journaling is. I'm really excited to develop this skill and start loving every page that I create. For now, I'm still learning.

Go see what Lauren has made.