Project Spirit Journal


In addition to Project Art Journal, I created a journal dedicated to positive and optimistic quotes.  The inspiration came from a stack of vellum printed quotes I’d been stockpiling and a super cute paper tablet full of whimsical and brightly colored paper with a nature theme.

I thought I might share some pages over the next few weeks to pass along the spirit of positive thinking and perhaps inspire the creation of more Spirit Journals.

A little optimism goes a long way . . .

The cover page sums up the overall theme and purpose of my Spirit Journal.

Do you believe?

The quote is one that comes from none other than Vincent Van Gogh.  His quotations are among my favorite and I’ve posted them several times.  It seems fitting that he open Project Spirit Journal with a burst of wisdom.

The key to life? Love.

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What are some of the many things you love?

Stay inspired! If you create a page or choose to carry the message forth, please leave your thoughts in the comments or post a link to your blog.

Special Note: Due to some changes made by WordPress, be sure to uncheck the box that says, “Notify me of follow-up comments via email,” if you do not wish to receive e-mails for every new comment on this post.  At the moment, the box is checked as a default, (and I can’t fix it).

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c.b. 2012

35 thoughts on “Project Spirit Journal

  1. I like you’re idea for a journal – but where do you find the time! 😀 And thanks for mentioning the change in the ‘notify me’ feature. It’s nice to know I’m not losing my mind. LOL


    • On Fridays I go to visit my grandma and we do little craft projects. That’s two hours every week I have time to work on stuff like this. I try to make it as productive as possible. 🙂


  2. That was supposed to be ‘your.’ Ugh! And I have no excuse. I’m doing a post on that very thing come Monday. hahaha xD

    By the way…Now that I’ve posted a comment and unchecked the box beforehand, it defaults to ‘unchecked’ for me. 🙂


    • The your/you’re thing has always been a problem for me! I mix them up all the time and sometimes without even realizing it. 🙂

      That little box is going to revert to the checked default every single time. There’s a pretty big uproar about it, so I hope they will reconsider the decision to make this a default. I’m not happy that my readers are stuck with clogged e-mails because of the choices WordPress has made.


  3. WordPress tinkering again, I’ve been caught out recently and now have millions of mails! Nice idea about the inspiration book. How many journals do you have? I’ve got one, and that seems to cope. Though this year I started a diary.



  4. I’m doing the same thing, kind of, with the owl journal Doug gave me. It is starting with this quote:
    “Make your own bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


  5. Ok, I am expanding my vision. No longer do I think you should submit your journal pages to Somerset Studio to have them included in one of their articles. I now think you need to write the article and illustrate it with your journal pages, and submit the article to Somerset. The entire story of why you decided to do a spirit journal, how you do pages spending time with your grandmother, how and where and why you have the rubberstamps and quotes you have – the whole enchilada would make a wonderful article, as well as profile you as the artist you are.
    This journal is a beautiful concept and the cover and pages are gorgeous!


  6. I LOVE this, C.B.!!! With such a simple statement of truth, all the unnecessary stuff falls away. Life is simple: “Love many things”. Thank you, thank you, thank you 🙂


  7. love the idea of a spiritual journal and just might kick one off myself.
    as for comment problem, here’s how to fix it. Go into your Dashboard, then Settings, Discussion, Follow Comments – under that uncheck “show a follow comments option in the comment form”
    then, don’t forget to “save changes” at bottom of page. Presto, problem solved. Of course, it would be nice if WP had not created this problem to begin with!


    • Ooo, I’d love to see what you put in your spirit journal. 🙂

      I’m hesitant to remove the option, because I do have readers that like to subscribe comments. I’ll have to think on it for a little while.


  8. As usual, gorgeous pages! I love the quotes. Now that all the literary stuff in my life is winding down, I might try doing some pages, myself! Now, I have to find that box of old keys – you use them so nicely on your journal pages! 🙂

    KEYS! That reminds me, I found the old key from the former front door of our cottage when I was closing it for the new owners. I will definitely have to do something with that one and maybe a quote about changes. Do you have any suggestions?


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