#ojournletc started as 2016's first ever creative project with the collaboration of my friend Hawwa and the first month of it went FAB! Not just because I got to make pretty art on my journal for it but because it created a sense of community: youth of web made art together and it was the BEST. FEELING. EVER.
If you don't know what it is:
#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.
January's been one of the most creative month. I created a lot, both on paper and in my mind (hint: I daydreamed a lot) And while planning the prompts for February, all I thought was HOW FUN IT IS CAN YOU BELIEVE IT IS GROWING SO MUCH AREEBA!?!!
So, here comes the newest prompts for February:
WEEK 1: FANDOM
Let the fangirl/fanboy inside you be free. Create something for your fave bands, tv shows, singers, imaginary people, let's celebrate our fandoms with art.
WEEK 2: CONSTELLATIONS
DO YOU EVEN NEED ANY REASON OR EXCUSE TO MAKE ART ABOUT STARS & SKY?
WEEK 3: BOOKISH
Make art for your fave fictional people, give them a reason to live in your art journal. Collect quotes and draw (I was secretly waiting for this topic to pop up in my life so that I can work on it)
WEEK 4: "WE'RE GLADIATORS, BUT WE'RE ONLY FIGHTING OURSELVES" (glory&gore by Lorde)
Turn Lorde's singing powers into art, that's an open challenge. Fight and make art.
Just a note, this song is my ultimate revenge song.
Here's the the glorious glorious glorious throwback. The prompts for January were 2016, blue, culture & an Eleanor and Park quote. Total 75 posts so far, instagram I love ya so much!
"Art wasn't supposed to look nice, it was supposed to make you feel somthing." (Eleanor and Park)
And, here are some of my fave entries from the creatives on instagram.
I LOVE Mahnoor's doodles so much. Her entry for 2016.
And here comes Osama's glorious art journal for blue, I was most excited to see what he comes up with the hashtag series because I totally love his artwork & aesthetics.
My most fave entry for culture by Saira, the beautiful Pakistani cultural art.
This simple and the cutest entry by Jules for art.
Join us for #ohjournaletc and remember you don't need to made perfect art journal pages, just make art. Live by this: art isn't supposed to look nice; it's suppose to make you feel something.
I also made a button if you want to use and show it off!
Read Hawwa's post here.