Last night I decided to do my own journaling prompts. They are good prompts, and I had only done one. I am not one for planning my pages, I like working spontaneously and I think I was a little resistant to doing anyone's prompts.
But I found out you can do prompts fairly spontaneously. I had a spread that I really hated. Usually I just go forward in such a case and continue playing with the pages, and often it works out. (Sometimes I end up with pages that look really cool, though it doesn't really matter. I try not to 'rate' my journal pages.)
But these pages just killed me. I wish I had a photo to show you. I had tried adding some clear acetate as an extra page with a photocopied drawing, but the drawing was too fine and the next page would show through it and just wash it out. Then I tried using acetate pens on the drawing and it ruined the drawing.
So I cut the acetate out and went for the prompt. It was the personal year prompt.
A giant cut out "1" pasted over an awkward picture, a little white-out to cover up bits, and a bit of collaging and writing.
It felt so healing and supportive as I drew it out. It surprised me.