1 January 2016

First creative project of 2016: Hashtag Oh Journal Etc


Happy new year everyone. After gracefully living the rough yet beautiful year 2015, I'm stepping into 2016 with plans of creating more and living more. Create was my word for 2015 and I think I did justice with it and fell in love with this word, still carrying this love with me in 2016. So for the sake of creating more art and wrecking more journals, I'm vvv happy to announce that me & one of my very good creative friend Hawwa are bringing y'all a creative thing, #OhJournalEtc

#OhJournalEtc is a creative art journalling prompts project. In collaboration with Hawwa, each month we are going to post four art journalling prompts on our blogs, and each week we are going to complete one of those ourselves and share them on our instagram accounts (with a monthly wrap-up post for each of the four prompts and our own art on our blogs, new prompts for next month will be announced in the wrap up post). We want to make art and inspire and we want you to do the same, so we're inviting you to join us. You can complete as many pages as you want based on the prompts we post and share them with hashtag #ohjournaletc on instagram for everyone to see your art. 

The name comes from our instagram handles. Ohareeba & hawwaetc and we both do art journalling so we're mixing our love for creating art together.

The four prompts for the month of January are: 

1. 2016
For the first week, the prompt is 2016. Turn your vision and imagination and hopes for 2016 into art and make your art journal even more glorious.

2. Blue
Paint and draw with the feel and use of blue color. Use albums and quotes that make you feel the blues, ADD TROYE SIVAN'S BLUE NEIGHBOURHOOD IN YOUR JOURNAL IF YOU LOVE HIM. The winter blues can make a lot of good art journal pages too.

3. Cultured
Keep your culture close and religion closer, this is how I live my life. Show off your culture with some art. We'd love to see what your traditions and cultural art look like.

 4. "Art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something." (Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell)
THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL QUOTE EVER, THX RAINBOW. Make art on art and be art.


You don't have to make perfect perfect perfect journal pages, you just have to pour your imagination on your art journal. We only want to preach art, make it and inspire everyone to do so too. I hope you'll join & create something beautiful with us. Because remember, art isn't supposed to look nice; it's suppose to make you feel something. SO COME JOIN US AND MAKE ART & SHARE IT TO THE WORLD & MAKE IT A BEAUTIFUL PLACE.

You can also read Hawwa's post here.

PS: The third issue of Bloglanders zine is coming out soon. Stay tuned!
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18 comments:

  1. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK I'M SO EXCITED AREEBA I HOPE LOTS OF PEOPLE JOIN US AND MAKE ART AND FEEL INSPIRED and heck yes, Blue Neighbourhood<33
    YOUR ROOM IS TUMBLR AF I NEED A ROOM TOUR ASAP.
    here's to 2016 Areeba, inshaAllah it'll be awesome and creative and bring us happiness! *clinks butterbeer*

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  2. Love this idea! Might just have to go out, buy a journal and join you!

    Holly x

    http://iblogthefashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Areeba, it's my first time on your blog, and can I just say; your sidebar-categories is quirky and witty as heck, and it made me giggle for a good whole minute before actually reading your post.

    I think this is an absolutely wonderful idea. I'd love to join in, but I don't do journalling. Regardless, I'll be looking forward to see both your works!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

    Moved to: http://www.themayden.com

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  4. this is great to jum-start the year!!! congrats!

    The Girl with the Muji Hat

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  5. Areeba, this is amazing! EEEP! You know how much I love your Art Journals! I personally love keeping journals, I have soo many in my room right now, it's insane! I'd love to join but I'm not great at Art Journals. I'm more of a writing journal kind of girl hahaha <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

    INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY

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  6. HAPPY NEW YEAR! That is such an exciting project, I wish I was arty! I hope you had a good christmas xxx

    BlondeOfCarbs

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  7. GOSH! I am joining this wonderful project <3 I can't wait to see what others make. WOOHOO!

    Noor | Noor's Place

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  8. Waaah, I'd likely want to join on this project. This will totally boosts my creativity and at the same time 'the inner me' :) Happy New Year!

    Lou | wander-soul.net

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  9. This looks like so much fun! I can't wait to see your updates on insta!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  10. This sounds like something I could join in on! I can't wait to see how this project plays out and I'll hopefully be posting something of my own as well!

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  11. This is such a good idea, I'm excited to see everyone's art!

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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  12. What an incredible idea! I'll be sure to follow your Instagram to keep up with the goings on, I don't know that I'll be able to join in every week but I'll give it a go!

    Megan x
    London Callings

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  13. Omg I love this idea! Gonna get started on this tonight! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  14. P.S. Do you have a button or image for the challenge so I can post and share it and encourage others to join?

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  15. Wowww that's a very nice project! I adore being creative!

    Happy belated new year girl!

    Love, Layla Rosita

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  16. I love this idea! I actually just bought myself a new journal, so I think I may just have to join in. :)
    Though I'm the polar opposite of creative, I sure can try. :P

    Christie's Take on Life. x

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  17. AH so excited for this areeba! also, your room is GORGEOUS - tour please, maybe? loving the collages x

    safah - oh, how i wander

    [ oh, how i wander.wordpress.com ]

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  18. This is such a great idea and would be the perfect way for me to get back into art journaling! Good luck with the project :)

    Sophie | Dreams and Colour Schemes

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