Morning Pages Surprise

Every morning I do my morning pages, I get up before my kids and journal. You can learn more about Morning Pages in the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Today I was surprised at what came out…

“As I open this journal today and feel the blank page before me, it reminds me of the day that is ahead of my. A blank slate, a new beginning, the possibilities ahead. Today I want to live my life with a child’s eye, with curiosity, exploration and love to fill the world with. Today I shall kick fear, acknowledge it, not give it the power it needs to thrive. I will paint, I will explore, I will look at life with a child’s enthusiasm for each new experience to come my way. I shall paint, to break that fast, to break that dry spell, to look at the break with love and kindness and know I needed it to heal. To give that silent time, compassion and love. Knowing we all have lessons to learn and one that I am to learn is compassion for myself, compassion for the time I needed to heal and not create but to explore other avenues in my life. This blank page gives me hope and excites me like a blank canvas. What colors shall I use today, what area in my life will I exercise letting go? How will I share this overwhelming feeling of love that I am feeling right now, who will I inspire, help or just be there for? Yes, Today is another day with schedules to be followed and responsibilities to adhere to but isn’t that part of life, to go through your day looking for those opportunities and moments to share, grow, experience no matter how mundane it is, no matter how many times you have done it before. Like these morning pages. Today I see such hope, potential with filling up these pages with insight and love.

So as I start my day with such love and excitement I pray that you all do the same. That you all can get past the mundane and see the hope and possibilities that lay before you. This is my wish for you. Explore each opportunity with open eyes of curiosity and love. Try to find something new about it, open your heart and minds and soak in the love of the world. The world does have a lot of love to give. Its way too easy to always look at all of the negativity, to have it fill us with unhappiness and loss. Tomorrow when you wake up try to set intentions to be able to see the love and positivity that is presented to us each and every day. I pray that you all can feel the love. Today I do.”

When I finished writing I thought… where did THAT come from??? And knew I had to share it. And today I did just that, I had a great day and Yes, I finally painted! It was so fun and exciting and expressive. I worked on 3 – 30” x 30” canvas’s. The 1st one I started from the blankness of opportunity, the 2nd one I painted over a piece I had worked on last year that was going nowhere and needed a fresh start and the 3rd I worked on a piece that I would like to finish that I started a long while ago. I will post them below

So here is to the next week of opportunity. May it be filled with love and kindness. xoxo


Boy did I miss this! What my drafting table looks like when I finish a painting session. Happy Place!

drafting table


Canvas 1 – Layer 1 (of many), warm colors

Canvas 1


Canvas 2, reactivating the canvas

Canvas 2


Canvas 3 –  I just had to finish this one, more to come…

Canvas 3















5 thoughts on “Morning Pages Surprise

  1. Rhonda Barber

    I love this Janine…I may have to paste it on my page…Life is such a canvas….this week I decided to teach myself to play piano…and I have been playing ever since.

  2. debby burow

    Love that you were able to get that much painting done. I struggle with “fitting that in” everyday! Glad you are doing the art and the morning pages are spurring you on.

    1. Janine Post author

      Thank You Debby!!! It is so hard to fit it in! I am trying, I have not in the past week I am hoping to get to paint this coming week. 🙂 xoxo

  3. Kira Elliott

    Janinie, Morning pages are so magical. I don’t know what I do with out mine. I started writing morning pages when my son was 2 years old. They helped me be a better mother for sure because I got some alone time in the am. So seeing your paintings makes me want to return to my studio. It has been way too long since I picked up my paints. Long story there but you are inspiring me.

    1. Janine Post author

      Hi Kira! Yes I love my morning pages! Have you kept all of your journals? I love that you were inspired! Please share when you get a chance to paint.


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