Gratitude Journal - The Beach ... And a Collaborative Idea (Need Your Input)

Gratitude Sketchbook - Journal Pages by Jennifer Frith
Gratitude Sketchbook - Journal Pages by Jennifer Frith

Gratitude Sketchbook - Journal Pages by Jennifer Frith

Gratitude Sketchbook - Journal Pages by Jennifer Frith

Last year, my daughter and I made a "Girl's Only" road trip to Stone Harbor Beach in New Jersey.
I drew these sketches in my gratitude journal while parked on my beach towel.

I am so very grateful for the summertime.  

...Sunshine.  Hot sand.  Warm breeze.  Salt air.  Crashing waves. 
Freedom.

I can't wait to go back again this year.

To what adventures are you looking forward this summer?

...

I also have a burning question for you.
I've been wanting to do a "collaborative project" of sorts for a while now.
I keep putting it off, thinking, "Jenny, when will you have time??"
But I want to do it.  
So,  I'm going to make time.

I'm going to throw the idea out to you:

What would you think about me heading up a 
"52 Week Gratitude Project?"

I'll sketch an "What I am thankful for" entry in my gratitude journal once each week, similar to the above.
I'll share it with you on my blog.
Then I'll ask YOU to create your gratitude work  
(sketches, poetry, collages, etc for the same prompt) in your own sketchbook the following week.

You can hashtag it with something specific through social media outlets so that we can find it.  
For example, #LookForTheGood or #52WeeksOfGratitudePractice or something like that... 
Exact hashtag to be decided.  Clever ideas welcomed!
I'll then highlight a few sketches of yours on my blog and link back to you. 

I'll provide a list of supplies so that you can prepare.
Maybe I can have a supplies giveaway to get it going too. ;)

By the end of 52 weeks, I envision having a community of kick-butt ladies who have filled up a sketchbook of gratitude and shared their work with the world.

Gratitude practice (and the practice of sketching) encourages my heart.  
Perhaps it will encourage others too.

If you haven't seen my existing Gratitude Journal flip through, here it is:
I believe we'll be encouraged by the progress we make with our creative work, 
the joy we find in "looking for the good",
and the connections we'll make with other wonderful, creative women.

What are your thoughts?
Would you be interested?
Let me know in the blog comments below.