Part 2 -Themes for Creative Journaling
Prayer Journal — keep a running list, and answers, use photos, sketches, copy famous prayers, copy Bible verses
Bible Study– record your thoughts and feelings, reading plans, notes from class, illustrate the story or concept
Bible Verses– copy memory work, inspiring verses, “affirmation quote” type verses
Lists—Make lists about yourself, things to do, there are lists of things to list
Music/Hymns– Copy the lyrics, illustrate them with photos, images and drawings, show and tell about instruments or musicians, use sheet music as backgrounds, add things like concert programs and ticket stubs
Books You’ve Read—Copy excerpts, quotes, use old book pages as backgrounds, write summaries, make illustrations, either draw or paint your own or cut images from magazines.
Gratitude– Keep a running lists and images
Doodle– Draw your favorite doodles, learn new techniques, use different pens, paint, down load images, use coloring pages for grown-ups
Tribute to Someone– Record memories, list attributes, add photos, write quotes of theirs, their sayings
Drinks (Coffee, tea, smoothies, etc.)– record recipes, paste food labels as backgrounds, add photos and images, clippings of recipes, record how the recipe turned out, coupons, use ads, grocery lists, shopping lists as backgrounds
Food recipes/ cooking – same as above
Quotes – handwritten, downloaded, illustrated or collaged
Poetry—Write your own poems. Hand copy or down load poems, or photo-copy. Add drawings, photos, images.
Home Projects – A place to organize your plans, record procedures, shopping list, cost, receipts, add photos, images, magazine clippings for ideas.
Tips and Hints –Keep a list of advice for any subject, add photos, images, clippings.
Recommendations—Write about TV shows, books, movies, write summaries and opinions, add photos, images, ticket stubs, candy wrappers
Special Events—Record good memories, use lots of photos, write stories, use maps, clippings, ticket stubs.
Travel Journal — Use maps, photos, art, brochures, to tell about your travel. Decorate the pages with snack wrappers, signatures of people you meet, napkins, paper coasters, etc.
Holiday Journal– Record decorating ideas, recipes, party ideas, use wrapping paper and gift tags, tell about traditions, use lots of photos.
Color Journal — Use paint swatches, magazine clippings, color wheel, charts, inventory of your paints, markers and pencils, color schemes, paintings, etc.
Beach/Sea– Use photos and images of beaches and oceans, shells and sea life, poems and quotes, decorating ideas, party ideas, vacation spots.
Faces Journal — Collect photos, magazine clippings, down loaded images of faces.
Pets/Animals- Use photos, and clipped images, tell about your pet or do research about animals.
Fashion/Beauty Journal – Clip magazines images of styles you like, cloths combinations, record clothing and shoe care tips and use fabric swatches as background.
Gardening Journal – Write down how to tips, landscape ideas, sketches, take photos of your yard, collect images, record projects from start to years later, write about plants and draw sketches, use seed packets, information labels, magazine articles, old encyclopedia clippings, list your favorite plants.
Nature Journal – Record a weather watch, make sketches from nature walks, pressed flowers, moss and leaves, research information about plants, animals, bugs, use clippings from old books, encyclopedias, tape seeds to the page
Essential oils/ Herbs– Record how to use them, write about each oil, copy recipes, keep a record of what worked what didn’t, do a brand comparison, include photos, catalog clippings, pressed leaves, sketches,
Magical Creatures – Draw magical made-up creatures, or clip images from magazines, books, online
Collections Journal – Show and tell about your real or virtual collection.
Bucket List– Long term or short (what to do this summer) list and illustrate things you want to do in your life time, or the summer or other time frame, use photos, clippings, sketches, and record how things turned out.
Unsent Letters Journal-Write when you are angry or hurt, pray about it, and then paint or paste pretty things over it.