We are always trying to find ways to be creative as a family. Sometimes we just sit down at our creative table together and work on our own little projects. Sometimes we team up and create something. I’ve been searching for a way that we can create something together that will double as a keepsake. When Artterro Eco Art Kits proposed we work together I was thrilled! I started looking through the incredibly unique creative products they offer and was immediately drawn to their Art Journal Kits.
When we were kids my Mom started a family happiness journal. A special place for us to write in little happy moments or memories. The idea was so simple and yet such an incredibly creative way for our family to connect. (Plus it’s really fun to look back at now that we’re all grown and see what silly things made us smile back then).
The memory of a family journal and all of the beautiful journals at Artterro inspired a family art project I hope to have for years and years to come.
Creative Family Connections: Journaling Together
First things first. We have a notebook lover. I knew she would grab the journal and run… so I counted out the pages and figured out how many each of us would get in our “section”. I intentionally left four pages at the front empty. My plan is to go back and decorate those together, with each of use leaving our unique mark.
We passed the journal around creating on the first page of our sections. I love how differently we each approached our spaces. Big M loved the fancy paper that comes at the beginning of the Artterro Journal Kit and used it to create a scene. Hubby sketched with pencil first and then colored in. Little M loves to write. Her pages are filling up quickly with words and little doodles. I chose watercolor and words.
This is how I found her first thing this morning. I’m pretty sure she’ll have her section complete before next week. Maybe I should send a note to Santa… I think he’d score big points if she found her very own Artterro Journal Kit on Christmas morning.
I have placed our Creative Family Journal on the mantel in hopes that it will be grabbed from time to time and filled with whatever is moving us at the moment.
About the Artterro Journal Kit.
We’ve had journals before, but this one is so different. There are plenty of high quality white pages in the spiral bound book, but also 5 pages of handmade paper with gorgeous patterns and 6 solid colored papers. There are inspiring pages full of project ideas and examples. My favorite part is they recommend collecting your own materials to use in the journaling process.
Ready to get your own Artterro Eco Art Kit? Well you’re in luck! This week we’ll be giving away 2 kits. One winner will receive an Artterro Journal Kit and one reader will receive an Artterro Creativity Kit (we have one of those too, check out Facebook later this week to see what creativity it inspired!)