[[Note: This post originally appeared on the Illustrated Faith blog, and has been published here with permission.]]
Raise your hand if you’re obsessed with the cute little traveler’s notebooks that are all the rage right now?
** Raises both hands and jumps up and down **
These little notebooks are some of my very favorite things. I’m usually terrible about “completing” notebooks and journals– I’ll get about halfway in and abandon them for a new, shiny notebook. Not true with these cute notebooks– they are small enough that I can fill them easily and quickly– and then move onto a new, cute notebook!
One of the things that I’m learning about filling these notebooks– the Illustrated Faith notebooks in particular– is that the more notebooks I fill with prompts about my journey with God– and creating art about that journey– the closer I feel to God. Shocking, right? The more time I spend talking to God, the closer I feel to Him!
What I love doing is “pre-decorating” my notebooks. That way, it’s easier to “grab and go” with a cute little notebook so I can journal when I have a quick moment alone– I can be creative when I have the time, and I can be thoughtful and reflective (and still have cute pages!) when I have the thoughts.
“Pre-decorating” is exactly what I did with the new Adventure notebook
that’s in the Print and Pray shop. I used the matching God’s Directions kit from last week get both sets together in the Allie Scraps shop here! to decorate some of the pages before I journaled my thoughts on them.
I used this particular notebook to journal my “adventure” of maternity leave and full-time artist and mamahood. It’s a journey that I know I’m going to need to lean on God for a lot, since it’s a LOT of changes coming at once. Great changes, scary changes, overwhelming changes. But it’s going to be and adventure, so I thought I would use an adventure kit!
Want more ideas on how to assemble this notebook? Check out the video below!
How are you documenting your adventures with God lately?