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principle of softness…quote by Lao Tzu for FLOW: 30 Day Journal Project

“Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth.

This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.”

— Lao Tzu

Moving mountains. That’s a great metaphor for wrapping up the 30 Day Journal Project.

I’d love to hear about your experience with this project. Please do share in the comments.

Today’s post and prompts are a bonus. Day 31 of 30. Let’s celebrate together.

Today’s Journal Prompts:

The hardness I am willing to let go of includes…

I can allow in more softness this way…

I am going gently in my creative process by…

Explore More

Demystifiying art supplies, and keeping everything accessible and portable are three are my top tips for being more effortlessly creative in your everyday life. I share how to do all of this (and much more) in the upcoming Dreaming on Paper course, described below.

But first, I want to introduce you to Tiffiney Lozano, of Wild Child Travels. Tiffiney participated in Dreaming on Paper LIVE with me in Portland, OR this June. You’ll be hearing lots more about Tiffiney, as she and I will be working together on some brand new Creative Entrepreneur workshops — and other fun projects we’ll be sharing with you.

Tiffiney and her family are coming to live in Oaxaca, Mexico for awhile. They’re on their way here now! She wrote about how she’s sharing the techniques she learned in Dreaming on Paper with her young children on the road, in Mobile Art Journaling for Kids.

Her photos make me yearn for hitting the road with my art supplies…. even though I just did that!

Dreaming on Paper: The Creative Sketchbook – Starts August 5

I want to helpDreaming on Paper: The Creative Sketchbook, pretty badge you give voice to your creativity. That’s why I do what I do.

You, too, can create freely in your own beautiful style.

When we create freely, whole new worlds of possibility open up for us. In ways we cannot plan or expect.

Dreaming On Paper helps you excavate your own true desires, innate wisdom, and intuition, with ease, gentleness and joy.

This workshop is one of the foundational, prerequisite courses for the facilitator training.

In A Manifesto for the Hesitant Dreamer I share more about what Dreaming on Paper is all about, and what we do.

Why bother keeping an art journal or sketchbook? Yeah, I used to ask myself that from time to time, too.

Bundle Up & Save 50% on the 3 workshop package

Last Chance for Workshop Bundle

Right now you can get Dreaming on Paper at a nice discount with Bundle Up special over on my workshops page. This offer expires Friday, July 31.

Every once in a while, I do something really crazy with pricing, and this is an example.

Pretty Graphic: FLOW: 30 Day Journal Project at lisasonora.comThis post is part of the 30 Day Journal Project.

Our theme for this year is: FLOW.

Just discovered this project? Great! You can begin right now.

Pop your email into the box below, and you’ll each day’s prompts delivered to you:

You’ll get Day 1 immediately when you sign up, and a new prompt each day after for 30 days.

Don’t want to receive prompts by email – or did your daily email go missing?

No worries, we’ve got options:

1. Every day for 30 days, a brand new set of  journaling prompts is posted right here on my blog. Creative journaling is my number one tool as an artist and creative entrepreneur.

2. You can get printables of ALL 30 days of prompts here >

Beauty & Connection

You may join our closed FB Group for this project here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/30dayjournal/

Each inspirational quote for the 30 Day Journal Project has a pretty visual graphic for you to print out and paste your journal, add to your Pinterest gallery, or share as you wish.

You are invited to share your experience in the comments—the dream is to collect your stories for an upcoming book about this project.

Use the hashtag #30DAYJOURNAL in your blog and social media posts so we can find each other and build our creative community.

No more blank page. No more writer’s block.

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Last year when I offered the first 30 Day Journal Project, I found that having the prompts printed out in advance helped me get right into my journaling for the day.

I think of this as lazy journaling. :)

Fill in the blank, and you’re done!

After I made these for myself, I prettied up the design (and added another layout) so you could use them, too.

This is what I’m using for my own journaling.

See a sample of some of my pages here 

There is another layout for cutting and pasting into an existing journal. I’ll share photos or a video of these at some point this month.

Get ALL 30 days of prompts & quotes (plus one bonus day) with 2 different layout designs.

FLOW: PRINTABLES | $12  

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Share Your Experience

You can use the following journal prompts as jumping off points to share about your experience in the comments. Just like we do the quick writes, answer as quickly as possible – one, all or whichever resonate most.

These are also great prompts to add to your journal and respond to over the next few days or weeks. This helps us integrate the learnings that happened as a result of showing up at the blank page, and brings forth more of inner wisdom from the subconscious to the conscious mind. Enjoy!

The 30 Day Journal Project helped me…

I especially loved…

One of the fears / trepidations I had about this project was…

Something  new / different/ surprising I experienced was…

Because I allowed myself to:                     I am taking away…

I discovered…

Stay in Touch

What happens after the 30 Day Journal Project? So much!

The thing is, people are finding out and joining this project all of the time, even after our July month together.

Others join me in online or in-person workshops, or subscribe to my blog for more inspiration on creativity, travel and courage.

I’ll do a brand new 30 Day Journal Project in January, 2016.

If you want to get involved, I’m looking for:

1. 30 Day Journal Project Evangelists to help spread the word

2. Suggestions for guests featured in the Explore More section of each post

3. Quote hunters for our next theme on the creative fire

4. Journalers who want to make an illustrated journal page of the inspirational quote that will be featured with that day’s set of journaling prompts

5. Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest project leaders

To join the 30 Day Journal Project Planning Team, simply pop your name and email into the form below, and Tiffiney and I will be in touch with you in September with details, dates, and…first dibs on some cool 30 Day Journal Project opportunities.

Beauty & Connection

You may join our closed FB Group for this project here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/30dayjournal/

Each inspirational quote for the 30 Day Journal Project has a pretty visual graphic for you to print out and paste your journal, add to your Pinterest gallery, or share as you wish.

You are invited to share your experience in the comments—the dream is to collect your stories for an upcoming book about this project.

Use the hashtag #30DAYJOURNAL in your blog and social media posts so we can find each other and build our creative community.

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