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Hi there,

It's such fun to write when I've got new things to share with you! Today, it's a delightfully colourful journal page made in collaboration with artist Carolyn Flower.

One of my favourite things about collaborating on a journal project with a wonderful new friend like Carolyn is that the process often starts in one place, with one idea, and ends up in a new place we didn't entirely expect.

This page began with a lovely first draft of Carolyn's artwork and an initial set of prompts. As the seasons changed from summer to fall, our ideas grew in strength and clarity. The prompts we began with were replaced by a whole new set and we added an excerpt from one of Carolyn's emails -- right on the page! -- that exemplified our ongoing conversation.
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Life's Contradictions printable journal page by Carolyn Flower and Christie Zimmer
Life's contradictions journal page
To me, this page feels like a dialogue with Carolyn, who shares her artwork and thought process as both an introduction to the journal prompts and an invitation to reflect on your own experience of the world.

Here are a few words from Carolyn about her approach to journaling and drawing:
It can be challenging and vulnerable to articulate our true inner thoughts and feelings. Journaling and drawing have been an empowering method for me to express my internal world and connect with others.

I hope you find this journal page fun and also thought and feeling provoking. It can be fun to think in different ways. We can learn a lot about ourselves from stretching our emotional and thinking comfort zones.
I hope you'll be inspired by Carolyn's imagery and perspective, and perhaps discover something new and unexpected about yourself along the way.

If you'd like to download this page for your journal, you'll find it right here! You'll find more information about Carolyn -- and her artwork! -- over at her website and Instagram page.
Life's contradictions printable journal page by Carolyn Flower and Christie Zimmer
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Hi, I'm Christie. I create colourful, curious, forward-looking printable guided journal pages designed to give you a thoughtful collection of good to reasons to pick up your favourite pen, pencil, marker or paintbrush and start journaling right now.
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