Soul Journal

Soul Journal – Prompt 12 – Gifts and Gratitude

Collage Diva’s Soul Journal Prompt 12 was to stop and reflect on our gifts and that which we are grateful for. The idea was to create 24 miniature collages for the given prompts. After the collages were finished an advent calendar was created to insert each of the collages.

I have made advent calendars before – a couple of years ago I created one for our family christmas album, each little door containing christmas stickers.

But this project was different. Each collage measures 1.5″ square and Β was created using stamps, scrapbook papers, magazines and travel brochures. Each encompasses many faiths and was created by me to express my thoughts and feelings about each particular prompt.

The present.
The present.
A relationship that you are grateful for.
A relationship that you are grateful for.
The gift of our senses.
The gift of our senses.
A gift to pass on.
A gift to pass on.
A gift to share.
A gift to share.
A quote about gifts.
A quote about gifts.
Gifts from other artists.
Gifts from other artists.
Childhood gift.
Childhood gift.Gift yourself.
A gift you were born with.
A gift you were born with.
Gifts from nature.
Gifts from nature.
The gift of time.
The gift of time.
The gift of forgiveness.
The gift of forgiveness.
The gift of friendship.
The gift of friendship.
The gift of creativity.
The gift of creativity.
The gift of prosperity.
The gift of prosperity.
The gift of prayer.
The gift of prayer.
A gift admired, a gift remembered
A gift admired, a gift remembered
The gift of peace, joy and goodwill.
The gift of peace, joy and goodwill.
The gift of happiness.
The gift of happiness.
The gift of lessons learned.
The gift of lessons learned.
The gift of kindness.
The gift of kindness.
The gift of service.
The gift of service.
The gift of faith.
The gift of faith.

The next step was to create the front of the advent calendar. Using two pieces of watercolour paper I sprayed a stencil with Ranger color wash – pesto, and then spritzed it with water. I then cut out the 24 doors and numbered them 1-24.

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And the finished Journal page spread:

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4 thoughts on “Soul Journal – Prompt 12 – Gifts and Gratitude

  1. wow! this advent calendar is wonderful. I love the pages you created to hold the wonderful works of art. inspired me to see if i could finish mine even if its after the fact.

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