I can’t believe this is actually happening. I started the Job’s Journal Instagram account back on September 6th, 2015, with hopes of keeping a diary or log of sorts, of my calligraphy and journaling journey. Around the summer of 2015, I decided to pick up a new hobby that I could pursue in South Korea, since I planned to move from Canada to Korea for work that summer. I wanted to have a hobby or activity that I could improve on during my time in Korea.
At the time I purchased a Midori Traveler’s Notebook, I also stocked up on a whole bunch of dip pen calligraphy supplies. I intended to use my traveler’s notebook as a simple agenda and calendar, but upon receiving my new notebook, I quickly became engrossed with the Midori community and the wonderful art and journaling spreads that people create in their notebooks. If you scroll through my Instagram account, you can see that my first few posts were dedicated to calligraphy and lettering, but if you scroll a bit more, you can see my interest shift to art journaling in my traveler’s notebook.
It’s amazing to see how much this little Instagram project has grown so much in a year. I’m so grateful to have connected with so many great people around the world through Instagram. It’s so inspiring to see so many like-minded people share the same interests and passions as you. Everyone’s enthusiasm to create art and journal is just so infectious, and I think seeing everyone create these amazing journal spreads, paintings and calligraphy has definitely pushed me to grow creatively.
Okay, enough with this rambling. The reason I’m here is to announce that I will be holding a little giveaway to celebrate the 20 000 follower milestone! I’ve teamed up with Colin and the wonderful folks at Eternal Leather Goods to send a natural leather traveler’s notebook in passport size to a lucky winner!
- A handcrafted Eternal Leather Goods natural leather traveler’s notebook in Passport size (13.5 cm x 10.5 cm).
How to enter:
- Follow @jobsjournal on Instagram
- Follow @eternal_leather_goods on Instagram
- Like the 20K Giveaway post on @jobsjournal account
- Comment below this blog post, answering this question: “What is your creative goal for 2017 and how will you work towards that goal?” – Don’t forget to add your Instagram username to your comment.
- Using Instagram accounts dedicated to giveaways will not be tolerated and any entry made with a giveaway account will not be considered for the giveaway.
- The giveaway will close on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 9:00pm KST.
- The giveaway winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be announce on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 10:00pm KST.
Again, I just wanted to thank you for your support and love over the past year! I cannot wait to create more and to document this journey on this blog and on Instagram. If you would like to follow my blogging journey, please subscribe to the blog through Bloglovin’. Here’s to the next 20K and another year of creativity!