1.07.2016

What's In My Art Journal?

I am super excited to show my art journal on the blog today. As my word of the year "Progress" indicates, I am doing more of everything that has stayed on my to-do lists for so long. Art and creative works are on the top of this list. My art journal was started as a basic writing journal and now, it's becoming more of an actual art journal with cute quotes and stuff.

Let's proceed to the journal now:
Whats in my art journal - Noors Place blog

My art journal is a constant work in progress. I have done a few pages so far, but I am glad all of them reflect the person who's behind them. I have a very minimal style and I incorporate it in everything I do. Yikes!
Art Journal - Noors Place blog
// This page is completely inspired by Pinterest. I saw this distinctive hand lettering as a quote & it immediately caught my eye. It's the best version I could make, out of the original version. The "What is normal, anyway?" quote was such an innocent yet sarcastic expression that I couldn't help myself adding it on this page.
Art Journal - Noors Place blog
// This page was a result of severe "so what" syndrome. I had so many regret-questions bubbling up in my mind. Making this page didn't only help in toning down the thoughts' stress, but it also became a cool-looking journal page. Basically, I googled SO WHAT in different languages and put the results in the journal. Wink. 
// I started a prompt-based journaling that was initiated by Areeba and Hawwa as #ohjournaletc on Instagram. They have shared the first prompt that's "2016".
I made it around my 2016 goals. It was such a fun idea to put the goals in some kind of visual form. It also features my favorite phrase: "Motivational rule #1: Cool kids don't sleep." Also known as nap fighter quote.

This is all I have in my art journal right now. I'm so proud of this little creative venture I have in this enormous journal (it has like 1000 pages). I have quite a few ideas for the new pages and I can't wait to work on them. Follow me on Instagram to see the sneak peaks and behind-the-scenes while I make them.

Do you keep an art journal, too? What's your favorite kind of creative activity?

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32 comments :

  1. I've never had an art journal, cause I never thought I could draw! Th as nks to you both, I now realize I can, and I need to do an art journal!

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  2. Lovely! I love all of the hand lettering. One of my new years resolutions for 2016 is to do more personal creative work so I may have to restart my own art journal :)

    Sophie | Dreams and Colour Schemes

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  3. Cute! I am not very good at painting and drawing, but I love doodling!

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  4. NO SLEEP FOR COOL KIDS YAS PLS! I love your creative side!!

    xo,
    Not Your Type Blog

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  5. Noor that is SO PRETTY!! Have you ever tried the Reck It journals? Those also would be a lot of fun... But this is such a fun idea! I think my favorite is your "What Would Blair Waldorf Do?" portion.

    XOXO,
    Kimberly | Kimberly's Chronicle

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  6. Your journal is gorgeous, your personality really shows through your creativity. I love the 'What Would Blair Waldorf Do'. :)

    Christie's Take on Life. x

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  7. Very cool and creative. Your journal is very inspiring.

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  8. Very cool and creative. Your journal is very inspiring.

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  9. AH LOVE THIS! It's so fun and expressive, my fave page is definitely the so what? spread, loving all the languages and the colours, hope to see more!

    safah - oh, how i wander.
    [ ohowiwander.wordpress.com ]

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  10. I really love it. I so pretty and creative! I've never had an art journal I just have a big shoe box that holds the many drawing that i've made in the past years. This is a wonderful idea!

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  11. The pages are soo you Noor!! Love them! Areeba & you inspire me so much to do art!
    Jade xo

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  12. I don't have an art journal, but I do have a bible journaling. Great art! Blessings

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  13. Thank you for sharing this with us! I have boxes and boxes full of journals and sketchbooks! ...also, I never nap..I didnt know that cool kids didnt nap..but I guess that makes me a cool kid haha!

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  14. I love your art journal! I used to draw, throughout middle and high school. I've fallen off. It was a big hobby of mine at a point. xx :D

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  15. AAA I love this post! I run out of papers in my art journal need to get a new on soon! thanks for sharing I love your journal it's so fun and nicely put. Do you want to support each others blog by following each other? Please let me know so I can follow you right back:)

    xoxo
    www.theclosetelf.com

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  16. I LOVE journaling but I don't have an art journal! Haha! I'm absolutely terrible at keeping them. I think art journals are filled with so much creative and colour, really showing you what was in your mind at the time. Similar to normal writing journals that I keep. Journaling is AWESOME. hahaha <3

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin'

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  17. I like the concept of an art journal but I've never actually created one for myself. I sketch on random bits of paper that I find around the house and then give them away so I don't really have anything to file.
    This looks like it took a lot of time for you to make and I commend you for your patience! Good job!
    x
    Aria | Girl in a Whimsical Land

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  18. This is so cute! I love everything about this! I really want to do this myself!
    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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    xx

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  19. Ahh this is amazing! You've just inspired me to start my own :) x

    Amy | The Perks of Being Amy

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  20. this id do cool! :)

    - Joyce | http://www.bitsofjoyce.com/

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  21. Love your blog! The journal looks so pretty! Hope you have a good 2016. :)
    Enjoy your Sunday, Isabella xx

    http://isafashionebella.blogspot.com

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  22. Such a cute journal, I love it!

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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  23. This looks nice! You're a creative person and I love the journal!

    xoxo Emily
    http://www.ditchtheheels.com

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  24. What an amazing project this is, I love it! Can't wait to see this art journal develop in all its originality.
    XO IMKE | Pastellics

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  25. What a great art journal! It's a good idea to find quote inspiration on Pinterest. I do similar things in my scrapbooks, it's such a great creative outlet and I love that the possibilities are so endless. Keep creating, Noor!

    ♥ Amanda Says // Bloglovin ♥

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  26. This so makes me want to do art journals again. I used to do it a lot when I was younger yet haven't found the time to do it once I was forced to become an adult.

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  27. I can't explain how much I love this, especially the 'so what' page. I haven't used my art journal in ages but this post has really inspired me!

    Sempiternal Adventures

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  28. I've never properly kept a journal because i often forgot to write and had this irrational fear someone may get their hands on it! But I made myself and a friend a memory jar so I've started that :) I love the quotes and illustrations in your journal - you put it all together so nicely!! x

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