Free spring journal pages

March 27th, 2014
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I shared this free download with all the folks who receive the Gadanke newsletter earlier this week. You do subscribe, don’t you?

The download has two quotations about spring that are perfect jumpstarts to a spring journal entry. Print it off. Add it to your journal, hang it on your fridge, or pin it to your bulletin board. Then make sure you pause to journal a little about how the rhythm is changing in your life or your world with the changing season.

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How to: striped watercolor envelopes

March 21st, 2014
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Another Friday, another set of envelopes painted with watercolors and out the door. (Last Friday’s envelopes here.)

With all the emails and texts we’re quick to send, I just love the idea of pausing to spend more time writing letters and sending cards. People don’t expect it.

To make these envelopes, I pulled out my trusty watercolors and picked a color. I painted line after line, loving how some lines were thick and some were thin. Some were dark; some were light.

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How to: watercolor envelope

March 14th, 2014
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I pulled out the watercolor paints again. I love writing letters, so I thought it might be nice to add a little color to my envelopes. This one isn’t anything fancy – I’m still trying to get my paint creative juices flowing again. It’s been a while.

Blue circles filled with swirls of darker blue.

Imperfect purple fill for the background.

Done. And in the mail.

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