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Journal On!

Collage of people holding up their journals.

How we journey through this moment, one page at a time.

How have you made it through this past year, when so much was disrupted, lost, or changed? What new understanding has your journey brought you? Where have you discovered hope, possibility, and connection?

The Portland Art Museum, Portland Public Schools, and OK YOU are assembling one enduring art journal, made up of many, to capture our shared story of this unique moment in history. Whether you follow our prompts or create your own, we hope to see your journal pages in our gallery.

Journal On! And may our journeys bring us all to a place of greater understanding, compassion, and healing.

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How to participate

Respond to our new prompts below or to last summer’s prompts under the 2020 tab. Or follow us on Instagram @journal_on_everyone. Scroll down this page to view the gallery and upload an image of your work.

Share your drawings, words, or photos. Use any creative expression you want. If you’re a musician, dancer, or other kind of artist that doesn’t fit on a page, we’d love to see your process or creation captured in your journal.

If you’d like to make your own art journal using materials around your house, here’s how. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Hana Layson, Head of Youth and Educator Programs.

Cómo pasamos este momento, una página a la vez.

¿Cómo has salido adelante este último año cuando tantas cosas se interrumpieron, se perdieron o cambiaron? ¿Qué nuevo entendimiento te ha traído este recorrido? ¿Dónde has descubierto esperanza, posibilidad y conexión? 

El Museo de Arte de Portland, las Escuelas Públicas de Portland y OK YOU están integrando un álbum, con las creaciones de muchos, para capturar nuestra experiencia en este momento único en la historia.

Ya sea que respondas a nuestras preguntas, o crees tus propios mensajes, esperamos ver las páginas de tu álbum en nuestra galería.

¡Crea tu álbum! Y que nuestros recorridos nos lleven a un lugar de mayor entendimiento, compasión y sanación.

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Cómo participar

Responde a nuestras nuevas preguntas que aparecen abajo o a las del verano pasado en la pestaña de 2020. O sígue a @journal_on_everyone en Instagram. Desplázate hacia abajo para ver la galería y sube una imagen de tu trabajo.

Comparte tus dibujos, palabras o fotografías. Usa cualquier forma de expresión creativa. Si haces música, bailas, o tu arte no cabe en una página, nos encantaría ver tu proceso creativo capturado en imágenes.

Si quieres hacer tu propio álbum usando materiales de tu casa, aquí te decimos cómo. Si tienes preguntas sobre este proyecto, contacta a Hana Layson, Jefa de Programas para Jóvenes y Educadores,

Prompts / Preguntas

  • What are you feeling right now? If that feeling were an animal or character, what would it look like?
  • If you couldn’t use words, how would you show someone—in art, movement or sound—what you care about?
  • What invisible part of you do you most wish more people could see?
  • Imagine you are a garden or landscape. What life is growing in you?
  • How would you show the journey of the past year in lines, shapes, colors, sound or movement?
  • What have you lost this past year? What have you found?
  • If you could create a magic door, what would it look like? What would be on the other side?
  • Imagine you are standing on a path. What do you see, hear, and smell? Where does your path lead? 
  • What connects you to the people who matter to you? If those connections had colors and textures, what would they be?
  • What kind of planet would you be? What would your universe be like?
  • What brings you joy and energy? How would that energy look if you held it in your hands?
  • How can art bring healing to the world? How would a healed world look, sound, or feel?
  • What will you remember most from this time?
  • What does this moment in history sound, smell or taste like?
  • What changes have you noticed around you? What feels different?
  • How could you tell the story of an object during this time you see every day?
  • How would you capture this moment in color and form?
  • What tools are you using to process these times?
  • What have you discovered during this time?
  • What are some experiments you are trying out right now?
  • What is one thing you do everyday? Why do you do it?
  • How was this summer unlike any other? How was it the same?
  • What does together mean? How do you stay connected to the people you love?
  • What can you see in the dark? Where have you found light?

Gallery / Galería

We are grateful to the Miller Family Foundation for generously supporting this project.
Agradecemos a Miller Family Foundation por su generoso apoyo para este proyecto.

Spanish-language content developed with the support and collaboration of AB Cultural Drivers.
Contenido en español desarrollado con el apoyo y colaboración de AB Cultural Drivers.

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