It’s creative challenge time again! So gather your pens, paper and watercolour pencils, because this week is all about illustration/art journaling. Join in if you want to, and read more about my creative challenges here.
The challenge: Every day, illustrate an experience you’ve shared with a loved one.
For his last birthday, (besides a surprise Holi) I gave my boyfriend a journal that contained illustrations of adventures that we had shared together. A pretty sweet idea, if I may say so myself. The journal is about capturing the big and small moments that you would have forgotten about years down the road. The only problem: I haven’t made much time to update the journal ever since. And the whole idea was to keep journaling our adventures together, so that we would have an ever-growing illustrated record of our love story. I would love to fill in some of the blank pages with moments that we experienced together since then.
If you are the art-journaling type, you might want to steal this gift idea. Whether you stick with it forever or just dedicate this week to capturing some moments of your history together, it is a thoughtful gift to show you value the little moments spent with him/her. If you are not in a relationship, you can still do the same for a family member or friend who is dear to you.
Think of the small moments. Think of the memories that make you smile. Think of the silly random happenings that don’t stand out for any particular reason, but that you appreciate nonetheless.
In a way this challenge is similar to my illustration journal challenge. I will still show some example pages from my gift-journal though. But of course you are highly encouraged to find your own angle and approach to the challenge and draw in any style you wish.
“Pancake breakfast service. Remember when we had breakfast at 15.30 and started building a newspaper chair at 22.30?”
“Remember when we went to the Blaudzun concert and then played advanced blindman’s buff?”
“Remember when we celebrated St. Nicolas in Assen and went to see James Bond and you made me eat snow?”
“Remember when we were in Paris and we decided that the Eiffel Tower was for tourists, but I secretly enjoyed walking pass it with you in the rain?” – “Remember when I got my diploma and we had dinner in ‘Het vlijtig Liesje’ and you gave me the rabbit lamp that I loved so much?”
“Remember when we watched old cartoons and ate (Mickey Mouse) pancakes? – Remember when you ate my Ibuprofin because you thought it was candy?”
“Remember when we sat on the rooftop with nearly 1000 cranes?”
I will be back with new drawings on Sunday.
What moments are you going to draw or would you like to draw if you would take up this challenge?