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Gratitude Journal - Looking Back

Gratitude journal was a new project for 2013. I wasn’t sure where it was going to go but I loved the idea of writing my and David’s gratitudes daily and I knew it would give me an opportunity to do regular art. Of all my projects for 2013, it was probably the one that felt the easiest and least burdensome even thought I did it daily.

Even though I can’t say I was a huge fan of the actual journal I used, I loved the variety and freedom this format gave me. The watercolor one I used for The Weeklong Journal project was much more fun, paper-wise. I think I am just a fan of watercolor paper. I find it more versatile and I feel it makes the colors much more vibrant.

Putting the paper aside, I loved this project. I loved the freedom it gave me, I loved writing down my gratitudes, and having them all in a book. I loved all the color and joyful pages.

Here are some of my favorite pages:

as you can see i have more than a few:

which is a good indication that this project was a success joy-wise!

As we approach 2014, I decided to take a break on this, however. I might bring it back for 2015 but I like being able to vary things around and I needed something different. Having said that, I believe the daily gratitude practice is too valuable to give up so I think I will make it a part of my Savor Project for next year.

Gratitude Journal - Week 48

Here’s this week’s gratitudes and celebrations (sorry for the delay, i thought i’d published this):

Before :

it says: kind, present, listen.

and here’s what the page looks like with all the gratitudes and celebrations:

Just another excuse to create art and remember the present that is my life.

This is the last page of my book, so last of these. I will have to figure out what to do for 2014 for gratitudes. I’ve loved this project.


Gratitude Journal is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal other details here.Gratitude Journal – Week 39

Gratitude Journal - Week 47

Here’s this week’s gratitudes and celebrations:

Before :

it says: love wholeheartedly.

and here’s what the page looks like with all the gratitudes and celebrations:

Just another excuse to create art and remember the present that is my life.


Gratitude Journal is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal other details here.Gratitude Journal – Week 39

Gratitude Journal - Week 46

Here’s this week’s gratitudes and celebrations:

Before :

it says: make today ridiculously amazing.

and here’s what the page looks like with all the gratitudes and celebrations:

Just another excuse to create art and remember the present that is my life.


Gratitude Journal is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal other details here.Gratitude Journal – Week 39

Gratitude Journal - Week 45

Here’s this week’s gratitudes and celebrations:

Before :

it says: choose to keep trying.

and here’s what the page looks like with all the gratitudes and celebrations:

Just another excuse to create art and remember the present that is my life.


Gratitude Journal is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal other details here.Gratitude Journal – Week 39

Gratitude Journal - Week 44

Here’s this week’s gratitudes and celebrations:

Before :

it says: life is magnificent.

and here’s what the page looks like with all the gratitudes and celebrations:

Just another excuse to create art and remember the present that is my life.


Gratitude Journal is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal other details here.Gratitude Journal – Week 39

Gratitude Journal - Week 43

Here’s this week’s gratitudes and celebrations:

Before :

it says: you get to consciously decide what has meaning and what does not (from a speech by david foster wallace).

and here’s what the page looks like with all the gratitudes and celebrations:

Just another excuse to create art and remember the present that is my life.


Gratitude Journal is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal other details here.Gratitude Journal – Week 39

Gratitude Journal - Week 42

Here’s this week’s gratitudes and celebrations:

Before :

it says: never hesitate to show your colors to the world.

and here’s what the page looks like with all the gratitudes and celebrations:

Just another excuse to create art and remember the present that is my life.


Gratitude Journal is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal other details here.Gratitude Journal – Week 39

Gratitude Journal - Week 41

Here’s this week’s gratitudes and celebrations:

Before :

it says: choose to love to be you as you are.

and here’s what the page looks like with all the gratitudes and celebrations:

Just another excuse to create art and remember the present that is my life.


Gratitude Journal is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal other details here.Gratitude Journal – Week 39

Gratitude Journal – Week 40

Here’s this week’s gratitudes and celebrations:

Before (sorry for the crappy photos this time, i tried quite a few times but the camera wasn’t accommodating.):

it says: if you want to fly, you must leap first.

and here’s what the page looks like with all the gratitudes and celebrations:

Just another excuse to create art and remember the present that is my life.


Gratitude Journal is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal other details here.Gratitude Journal – Week 39

Gratitude Journal - Week 39

Here’s this week’s gratitudes and celebrations:

Before:

it says: who would you be without the thought that there’s something wrong with you.

and here’s what the page looks like with all the gratitudes and celebrations:

Just another excuse to create art and remember the present that is my life.


Gratitude Journal is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal other details here.

Gratitude Journal - Week 38

Here’s this week’s gratitudes and celebrations:

Before:

it says: the quiet of the sea soothes my soul.

and here’s what the page looks like with all the gratitudes and celebrations:

Just another excuse to create art and remember the present that is my life.


Gratitude Journal is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal other details here.