art journal ideas: create a personal mantra

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A great way to keep yourself on track with your goal setting is to develop a personal mantra. In this art blog, I share how I created a personal mantra using my art journal.

For the last two years I have been choosing a word of the year as my one word mantra. This year, I decided to take it one step further and incorporate my word theme into a personal mantra.

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In order to facilitate this process, I looked online for quotes incorporating my “one little word”, purpose. (see blog post 2015: A Year of Purpose) One of my favorite go-to quote sites is quotegarden.com I love it because you can search for words or themes to find the perfect quote.

The first few quotes I found were good but not perfect. I put them in my art journal anyway…

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Tweet: the purpose of life is a life of purpose~Robert Byrne via @schulmanArt http://ctt.ec/ct8X2+
Tweet: the purpose of life is a life of purpose~Robert Byrne 
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Tweet: begin each day as if it were on purpose~Mary Anne Radmacher via @schulmanArt http://ctt.ec/c7j0m+

Tweet: begin each day as if it were on purpose~Mary Anne Radmacher via @schulmanArt http://ctt.ec/c7j0m+

My morning mantra: Begin each day with a sense of purpose

Finally, I made up my on mantra: Begin each day with a sense of purpose.
When I am lying around in my bed randomly clicking on my iphone I forcibly remind myself that that activity has no purpose and I repeat to myself “Begin each day with a sense of purpose” this gets me out of bed and started on my day.

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Begin each day with a sense of purpose

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Do you have a word of the year? 

Do you have a personal mantra that helps? 

Share your personal mantra with me by leaving a comment!

 

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  1. I love all of your ideas they help to spark some of my own giving me new creative ways to reach my students.

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  2. I am always seeking and exploring new ways to make art…I would love to opportunity to to play with your ideas. grateful for the opportunity.

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  3. I love to learn from different styles and different artists and what better way than 21 Secrets! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  4. Learned so many techniques and had so much fun in 21 Secrets 2013. This year appears to have many incredible instructors as well! Your class on making your own rub-ons is a MUST see! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  5. I loved the first 21 Secrets workshops I took and want to do more, especially your Rub ons class and Paivi's embroidery with pens and paper class. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Cheers Angela

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  6. Since I live in Buffalo, NY, and since this has been the COLDEST February on record, and since the snow piles are now mountains of dirty, black ice….I would really love to brighten the rest of these winter days with color, brightness and FUN!!

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  7. The line-up of artists for this course is fantastic! I'm just getting started and reconnecting with my artsy side. This would be a great an opportunity to learn from talented and passionate artists! And, I love being part of a community that supports artists of all levels…keeping my fingers crossed (but not when I'm painting…giggle).

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  8. I've been sort of stuck in an artist block…and yearn to get the creative flow back. I'm open to learning new ideas and connecting with others. I tend to do best working with others instead of on my own…creative community is very healing as well as a catalyst to moving forward and creating again!

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  9. I love the idea of all the different teachers, techniques and stories. There are some teachers I already love and some new ones I've always admired so it's a great combination that I hope will reinvigorate my creative practice.

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  10. I've had to retire early because of chronic health issues. As a result, I've been exploring creative activities for their therapeutic value and simple pleasure. This course looks like an excellent opportunity to develop and grow this interest. Plus the price fits well in my tight budget. 🙂

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  11. I used to draw and cut paper and create all the time. Then I took a long break to adopt a baby and later an almost 7-year-old from China as a single parent. I was working full time from home and homeschooled them as well. This was so worth giving up my art for a while. Now they are in 11th grade and very independent with their schoolwork and I have a little time to do art now. But I feel so overwhelmed when I sit down – so many things you can create – where to start!? And I think mostly I have totally lost confidence in myself – I tried to do a small painting and it just did not turn out as I hoped. This class looks inspiring and excites my imagination, and I feel if I had an actual class to be accountable to, I might could get started again and begin creating again with confidence!

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  12. I would love to win a spot. I looked at all the cpurses and i cant just pick one that i am excited about they all look to be awsome And i am excited to take each one. . Such a variety of techniques to Explore . I want to win a spot! Thank you.

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  13. I absolutely love seeing art journaling from another perspective. Everyone has such a unique point of view, and I always come away with new ideas! It would be a real treat to win a spot in the class!

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  14. Ahhhh I am excited by EVERY class in this! Yours, Joanna Powell Colberts and Juliette Crane's if I had to pick a few. I am just recovering from a year of major depression and even though I'm getting better I haven't been able to make art yet and I desperately need inspiration. <3

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  15. I have quite a few empty journals and keep starting, but never keeping up with, journaling. Would love to learn new techniques to keep things exciting and get a good dose of inspiration. I love trying new mediums and new techniques, and very intrigued by making rub ons. Hope you pick me! 🙂

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  16. I have to say this is all new to me and somewhat overwhelming. Lol…supplies, classes, challenges, forums and sharing. It would be truly wonderful to win a spot and to have the opportunity to learn from all the talented artist. Good luck to all and thank you Miriam 🙂

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