Wednesday, February 19, 2014

How To Make A (Paradise Life Project) Scrapbook Art Journal

How to make a "Paradise life" project journal.  Or, as it is more popularly known, a scrapbook and art journal that's main purpose is to inspire, uplift, motivate and heal you from any major life changing event.
I have found that there is a way to bring yourself out of depression with the help of a few things you may have around the house. 
First, you have to draw close to God in prayer.  Leaning on him for comfort and support is the first step to healing our minds and body after we have suffered a major life event.  And, especially to get us through any trials that may come up.
Next, don't feel sorry for yourself or isolate yourself from others.  This only worsens your depression.
Furthermore, get back to basic skills you had as a child, coloring books and crayons.  There are now big girl crayons and coloring books.  Watercolor crayons, pastel crayons and colored pencils.  The coloring books are now called art journals and you can either draw your own pictures or use rubber stamps, copied pages out of coloring books, images off the internet, pages out of a magazine or book can be put in your paradise project journal/scrapbook.

Tools to get you started: basic metal ring binder (recipe book, craft book etc.) I am using an old gardening metal ring binder that has the divider pages and tons of paper in between each section that you can cover with patterned paper, pictures and journaling blocks.

double sided tape, scissors, glue stick, stickers, photos etc...
You can do a daily journal, weekly journal, just as long as you keep adding it to it every few days is the important thing.
I look for a gift from God each day to write about in my journal.  I then read scriptures that talk about the changes that will take place here on the earth after Jesus has removed all wickedness.  Daniel 2:44, Revelation 21:4, Psalms 37:11, 29, Proverbs 2: 21, 22, Isaiah 65, 33:24
I am focusing on all the positive things I want to do when I am healed that I can not do now.  In my daily art journal I keep an account of all the good gifts I receive each day when I wake up.  I look for all the things God has given me for that day.  The first is always saying a prayer of thanks that I am still alive and can enjoy my family and friends.
I hope this has inspired you to start your Paradise Life Project!  copyright protected 2014

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