Art Journal Volume 17: 25 things before 26

Here are 25 things I want to do before I turn 26!

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Last year I thought it would be fun to make a list of things to do before I turned 25. I was very honest with myself, I did not do too well. You can read about that here.

Volume Eight

Here’s my excuse: 2014 was not the best year for me. I went through two break ups, three moves, I lost my job, and started a new one. But this post is not about me dwelling on the past! Everything happens for a reason and I came out stronger because of it!

I also think my “things” were a little bit of a stretch! This year, I think I made my goals a little more achievable! Drum roll please…here are my 25 things to do before 26!

I decided to use this technique I used last year, I call it the open window (or door)!

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First, cut out your “window” with an xacto knife. Cut the paper you with to “see through” a little bigger than the opening you cut out.

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Use adhesive on the back of your page. Place the paper you cut face down and push down to adhere in place

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Pretty!

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Now, write your text on the paper, if you are writing text. The page I made last year I did not use any text.

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Place various sizes of washi tape down your page to act as your “lines” for text. This doesn’t have to exact! I even had continue underneath the window.

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Now, add your text! I made my list of 25 things to do before 25!
And without further adieu:

1. Puxatomy Phil
2. Homemade Sushi
3. Crafty Mart
4. Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting
5. Make $100.00 selling my stuff
6. Post a blog once a week
7. Travel outside of the U.S.
8. Christmas at my house
9. Brunch once a month
10. Go to Canada
11. Become more organized at work
12. Finish the Lizard tour
13. Do my dishes everyday
14. Make my Halloween costume
15. Read 5 books
16. Journal 5 minutes a week
17. Pizza/Movie once a month
18. Try Yoga
19. Go to the Drive-in
20. Build a bookshelf
21. Eat better
22. Create a new drink
23. “Friendsgiving”
24. Go to 5 concerts
25. Make myself happy!

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Hopefully this year I will do better!!

Talk soon,
Jennifer