#OHJOURNALETC | introducing the project of 2016

01 January 2016


'oh areeba' + 'hawwa, etc' + a creative journalling idea = hawwaxareeba = #OhJournalEtc: a creative collaboration between one of my good blogging-friends of mine: Areeba. Each month we are going to post four creative journalling prompts on our blog, and each week we are going to complete one of those ourselves and share them on our instagram (with a wrap-up post for each of the four prompts and our responses every month, when we share the next set of prompts for the upcoming few weeks). We want it to be collaborative and inspiring, so these journalling prompts are for you too: you can complete as many pages as you want based on the prompts we post and share them under the instagram hashtag #ohjournaletc for everyone to see and take inspiration from. The four prompts for the month of January are: 1. 2016. 2. Blue. 3. Cultured. 4. "Art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something." (Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell) (p.s read Areeba's wonderful post here)


IT IS 2016. Yes, you heard me right. It is 2016. The new year. THE NEW YEAR. What did I accomplish last year? Sadly, not as much as I would have hoped, so let's see if I can achieve all my goals this year (key word: hope). One of my aims for this year is to be more creative, both in the way I find inspiration and in the way I create. Which is why, to go along with the new year, I have a new project.

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  1. I'M SO EXCITED I CAN'T EVEN! 2016 is going to be the artsy year! I hope 2016 will bring you a lot of success and happiness and opportunities, Hawwa!

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    1. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY I'M SO EXCITED AREEBA! InshaAllah!!

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  2. Happy new year! And ooh, this sounds marvelous! Think I'll have to participate! ;)

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    1. Happy new year! YAY, I can't wait to see what you create!

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  3. HAWWA! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!! Knowing you it will be incredibly artsy and just all round amazing! Happy 2016! :D

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    1. RITA PLEASE JOIN TOO!I can't wait to start creating!!

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  4. I'm ALL in. I hope I can make something wonderful out of these rad topics. Eeep!!!

    Noor | Noor's Place

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  5. Hopping over to your blog straight from Areeba's. I'm so so excited you guys are hosting this. I'm starting a bookish journal this year and this is soo exciting. Also, your Instagram feed is goals. *wink*

    Following you on Bloglovin now ♡

    -Somdyuti
    www.onetinywish.blogspot.in

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    1. Awhh thank you!! ;) I'm so excited to be doing this with Areeba and I can't wait to see what your bookish journal looks like!

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  6. THAT PICTURE IS GORGEOUSNESS. Also happy new year! And yay for being more arty! (Even though you are insanely talentedly arty now. XD) That's basically my one resolution for this year too. *nods*

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    1. WHY THANK YOU CAIT! Happy new year to you too! Ahhah not enough though! Are you going to join this with your zentangle-awesomeness?!

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  7. Oh, this looks absolutely wonderful! I've struggled with journaling for a long time, simply because I never have the motivation to keep going after the first few days/weeks, but I'm very tempted to join in with this—adding art and more creative aspects to the mix might be just the twist I need to sustain a journaling project for once.

    (I'm also totally in awe of your art, nbd, and I hope I'll get to pop over to your lovely blog more often this year!)

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    1. Yeah, I used to when I thought that I had to do a set amount per week/month. Now I just journal whenever I feel like it/have the time/feel inspired and it's so much calmer and more enjoyable.
      I hope the project helps you keep inspired then and I can't wait to see what you come up with for each of the prompts!

      Awh gosh thank you!! I hope so too :)

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  8. Sounds like a fun challenge. I look forward to seeing what you end up creating. :)

    Wishing you a happy 2016!
    ~Jess

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    1. Happy 2016 to you too!! and thank you very much!! :D

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  9. HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    i actually don't do journalling but this sounds like an amazing thing. i really love your graphics and this actually makes me WANT to start it. the only thing i do is bullet journalling hehe but seriously, good luck with it all

    - Nova @ Out of Time

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    1. HAPPY NEW YEAR NOVA!!!

      Awh well hopefully you do start! What's bullet journalling? I've never heard of that!

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  10. This sounds lovely! I generally don't share much of my journalling online, but perhaps I will have to begin with this project. ;) I can't wait to see the results. xx

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  11. SO excited for this! I love the idea of the culture category too, VERY cool x

    safah - oh, how i wander.

    [ ohowiwander.wordpress.com ]

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    1. Jzk Safah, I AM SO EXCITED TO SEE WHAT YOU CREATE IT'S RIDICULOUS.

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  12. THAT'S SO COOL! OK YOU KNOW WHAT I MAKE A RESOLUTION HERE AND NOW I WILL PARTICIPATE AT SOME POINT!

    bUUUUUT I don't have instagram! Should I make one? Or can I use twitter!

    Happy new year darling!

    E xx

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    1. WAIT WAIT WHAT DOES 'AT SOME POINT' MEAN? DO IT.

      MAKE AN INSTAGRAM. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!

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  13. This sounds fantastic! I can't wait to see what ye come up with. I love both of your artistic styles and I'd love to participate.
    Happy New Year Hawwa! ^_^

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  14. Amazing~
    Happy new year!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  15. i am so so so excited for this hawwa! i love the peeks we get into your art journal; your art is amazing so i can't wait to see what you come up with! hope you have a great 2016! xo

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  16. This is so awesome! Definitely going to be doing this; can't wait to see what you create!

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