AJ’s Art Journal: Happiness



Make the Homeless Smile

It’s the little things we do in this world that make a big difference. What if we made kindness a trend?

If You Can’t Find Any Roses

Roses to Stop and Smell

Source: Brave Girls Club

Buddha Doodles: Choose to Believe in Love


Source: Buddha Doodles

Be Yourself

Be Yourself


Fitting in Cardboard: A Short Film About Being Yourself

If you’ve ever tried to fit in based on what you thought you’re supposed to be, you know how exhausting it is. But there’s another reason it doesn’t “work.” Even though there’s a thing called “fitting in”…

AJ’s Art Journal: Dream



Buddha Doodles: Motivated by Love


Source: Buddha Doodles

The Piece You’ve Been Looking For


Never Give Up: An Inspiring Transformation

This video has already been viewed more than nine million times since it was posted last year, but I just saw it for the first time today. If you’ve never seen it, I highly recommend taking a few minutes. It will challenge your understanding of what’s possible, in general and for you personally. And if you have seen it, perhaps this is coming at just the right time to inspire you again. It moved me to tears, and action.

AJs Art Journal: The Universe Says



Buddha Doodles: Take a Breath


Source: Buddha Doodles

To Reach the Sun

To Reach the Sun

This is the first artwork I created myself, using magazine letters and pages. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now, since it allows me to combine my love of magazines with my passion for quotes and childlike art. What do you think? Should I make more of these? Feedback is greatly appreciated!

Music and Life, by Alan Watts

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself what it is you’re chasing, and if it will really feel like success when you get there? If you feel like you’re missing everything, take a few minutes to hear what Alan Watts has to say on music and life.

Dharma Comics: Hold Emotions Lightly



Doodle Art Alley: Mistakes Are Proof That You’re Trying

Mistakes Are Proof

Source: Miss Martin’s Classroom via Doodle Art Alley

Buddha Doodles: You Are Not Your Story


Source: Buddha Doodles

Draw My Life: Michelle Phan

She’s a YouTube sensation, with popular make-up tutorials that have received millions of hits. But what I’m most fascinated by is her personal story, and the empowering message she shares in her engaging “Draw My Life” video. We all have a story to tell, and we are part of something beautiful…

AJs Art Journal: Play



Dharma Comics: If This Is the End