Experiment with different types of backgrounds from papers, patterns, textures, and solid colors or upload your own image to customize your work.
Insert a text box and play around with the text by changing fonts, sizes, styles, and colors. You can compress the textbox to make the text vertical or drag it to reposition it on the canvas. Create various text styles by adding additional textboxes.
Use the brush to draw or write your own text. Change its stroke size and color to make it your own.
Try out different shapes and colors to add to your journal. You can overlap shapes, change their sizes, rotate them, and drag them to create unique figures anywhere on the canvas.
Pick out different clipart images from our library of animals, emojis, household items, and more or upload your own clipart collections. You can overlap clipart images, change their sizes, rotate them, and drag them anywhere on the canvas.
Want to start a new journal? Delete your current progress and start over.
Download your current journal as a .jpg and save it for later or share it with others.
What makes you dance?
An illustration of a dancing figure: What is making this person dance? Think about what would make you dance in your life? Sketch it up.
“Sometimes things in life can feel jagged. Manipulate the shapes to make them softer, use words, draw, and use images to make this page softer. Think about times when life’s jagged edges can be softened by a silver lining or something surprising.”
What’s bugging them so much? Think about ways that this person can shift their mood and create it! You can check with our Self-Care toolkit for tips!
Busy cities can be noisy and overwhelming but they can be places of solitude and beauty as well. Our minds can work the same way. What parts of this city hold your peaceful, non-judgmental mind? What parts are loud and distracting? What can you draw or create to soften the noise?
Write down or create negative self-talk that you haven’t been able to get rid of. When you are done, use the pen, stamps, or shapes to cover everything up. Now, shift the talk to something positive about yourself. Write down positive talk for yourself. If that’s too difficult (sometimes it is!), pretend you are giving advice to a friend who is feeling really down about themselves. What would you tell them?