Thirty Days Journal – The First Week

As promised, I am sharing at least a highlight of my journal pages for this month. Not only am I recording my gratitude for the day, I am also creating an art journal which I have never done before.  I have to add that it is amazing what it does to a person’s dedication once you tell your friends out there that you are going to do this!  Some of you may have already had that experience.

November 1st. A breath of clean fall air and the beautiful
sunlight on the fall trees filled my heart. 
November 2nd – Lunch with a dear friend brought so much joy. I thought
of all the friends that come to us throughout life.
November 3rd. Gratitude for Vision, the ability to see, not only
with my eyes but with my heart. A string of pearls I wore that
day reminded me to look for beauty everywhere.

Here are links to some of my blogging buddies who are also sharing this experience. I encourage you to visti their blogs (just click on their names) and see what these creative, beautiful people are doing: 

and Kara
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your kind comments here and your encouraging words! 

6 Replies to “Thirty Days Journal – The First Week”

  1. HOORAY FOR OUR FIRST FRIDAY OF SHARING!! I love love your pages, you must be joking about this being your first one. IT'S AWESOME and pretty and warm and so YOU. I love what you wrote about each day, just read your words under the photos not your actual journaling. I was just thinking of doing a once a week thankful for each of my senses, so glad to see we think alike.

    I will be your cheerleader and together we will make it thru these 30 and be so proud and happy when we are done. I know it will get tiring to keep up but just keep it simple and it's ok to miss a couple days.

    I'm looking forward to checking out these links. Wish I had time to upload my photos, busy week babysitting for me though.
    Could you share a little on how you did some pages thru the month, like your first page, they are so cool and I'm still learning all about art supplies and such.

    Thanks so much for doing this and including us in your journey.
    I will try not to write a book each time I comment, haha no promises though.

    hugs and blessings my artsy friend

  2. Thank you for sharing your journal. I am inspired to begin one but I am not sure that I will have time to finish it. I have lots of projects right now. Maybe there will be a way to combine them all in the journal. I love that you shared the links so that we can visit everyone. Have a great week.

  3. Hey, thanks for including me on the list. I'm enjoying participating and I might even continue adding a "grateful for" tag on my posts beyond November. Your journal is lovely and so creative. Looking forward to seeing more of it!

  4. Deb, your art journal pages are beautiful! I love how you're grateful for your ability to see with both your eyes and your heart – so beautiful!
    I hope to post tomorrow – I'm just writing in my regular journal every evening, and it's so good to be grateful for the "little" things in life. I've wanted to do that for so long and I'm grateful that I've finally started! Thanks to you!

  5. Deb! Oh, I just love this sharing, these gorgeous journal pages–I truly feel honored to be on the receiving end. Isn't it an amazing thing when we declare aloud?!

    I am grateful for you, my friend. Thank you for linking to me,and, as always, for your support & encouragement.

    With love,


  6. Your journal pages are wonderful!! I've always wanted to create an art journal, but I really don't know where to start! I guess with a blank page. 🙂 I love your use of lines on the pages and the beautiful colors you've chosen. I like Dawn's comment. Would love for you to give ua a little lesson on how to start and what art supplies work best: pens? colored pencils? what kind of paint? I'm looking foward to next Friday. I'll try to have something ready to post next week!

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