Tomorrow we start “12 Days of JOURNALING Starbucks”. I started this a couple year’s ago after I began an art journaling obsession of using Starbucks holiday packaging in my holiday art journal. The first couple of years were 25 Days, but I decided to go with 12 Days this year, as I want to offer fresh content and this makes that a bit easier to do.
Some get this confused as 12 Days of Journaling AT Starbucks, but it’s journaling WITH Starbucks. I don’t go to Starbucks and journal every day for 12 days straight. I use leftover Starbucks red cups and other holiday packaging on my journal pages. Here are a couple of examples from previous years:
Please return for the next 12 days for some Starbucks/journaling inspiration!
So these past few weeks have been going by too quickly! Where has this year gone? It’s already almost Christmas!
We traveled to Chicago on Sunday for a quick two-day trip. We went to the Bears game Monday night, saw “Million Dollar Quartet”, and did some shopping. Of course, the day we got in to O’Hare, the snow was blowing. And it didn’t quit for quite some time.
As you can see, it was already accumulating pretty well. We stayed at the Ritz-Carlton, a special treat. There was a beautiful tree in the lobby:
We had awesome views from our corner room:
The Bears game was incredibly cold, but we were lucky to have seats in an area that had a great inside section. Not many braved the freezing wind:
This was actually not as crowded as it got later in the game. And once Mike Ditka’s jersey was retired, everyone left.
Today I’ve been journaling about the trip in my holiday journal:
Hey, all! I know I’ve been pushing my holiday art journaling e-course a lot on the blog lately, but I honestly don’t want you to miss out. The full portion of the class is closed but I’m still taking registrations for the mini portion.
You will get a holiday doodling prompt every day in December delivered right to your inbox. And yes, most will have VIDEO! :)
Since it’s my birthday today, I will be giving away a free registration to one lucky student who signs up! Here’s the deal: You have to register for the mini portion to enter. That’s it! I will announce the winner at the beginning of class next Sunday, Dec. 1, and your registration will be refunded! If you’ve already registered for the mini portion, you will be eligible, too. But you have to register for the mini class to enter.
Think of it as a way to add to your holiday season, a way to document, a way to perhaps regain the holiday spirit you’ve lost? Now that I’ve art journaled my holidays for the past seven years, I can’t NOT journal my holidays.
So join me and many others for some doodling and creativity, even if it’s just to de-compress once a day.
Registration for the mini portion is closed!
Materials List for Mini Portion:
- Favorite craft acrylic paints
- Collage bits
- Fave pens and pencils
- Ink such as Liquitex or Bombay
- Stickles or glitter and glue
- Foil tape or foil candy wrappers
- Pretty tapes
- Used paper towel roll (just the cardboard tube)
- Black gesso or paint
- White Sharpie Poster Paint marker or White China marker
- A Journal
...for the merriest of holidays yet?
Join me and many other art journalers for 12.31: Doodling Your December, my FIFTH holiday art journaling e-course! Here’s just a sample of what I’ve done in the past: