“I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #4

Welcome to our I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #4!


by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

Do you believe honesty is the best policy?

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

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If I know anything, I know I have strong values about honesty. Maybe too strong. This is such a great prompt! What are your thoughts? What do you think about little white lies? Is it ok to tell little white lies to a friend to spare his/her feelings? Is it ok to tell a little white lie in business dealings to make money?


Honesty Quotations To Jumpstart Your Journaling

Here are some thought-provoking quotations to help you jump-start your journaling. Read these, then set a timer for 15 minutes and just start writing about your values.

  • “Honesty is the cruelest game of all, because not only can you hurt someone – and hurt them to the bone – you can feel self-righteous about it at the same time”Dave Van Ron


  • “The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”Socrates


  • “Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.”Adrienne Rich
  • “An autobiography is not about pictures; it’s about the stories; it’s about honesty and as much truth as you can tell without coming too close to other people’s privacy.” Boris Becker

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/honesty.html#ixzz1oO4juPVf


  • “If you truly want honesty, don’t ask questions you don’t really want the answer to” Proverb quote


  • “Pretending to be someone you’re not is a waste of the person you are.”Kurt Cobain


  • “The worst thing about being lied to is knowing you’re not worth the truth.”unknown


  • “Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.”- Benjamin Disraeli


Inspiration for Myth-Buster Prompt #4

Carolyn aka cfalbro

CREDITS: by Tangie Baxter
Papers and Elements from
Journal Anthology 7
Gesso Messy Episode No.5 {Borders}
Ethereal Entity 1
AJC 2012 Parcel #07


Julie Ann

I set my timer for 15 minutes and just started writing, and then decided the title would be “The Truth Will Set You Free”. When I found the art doll body, I altered the title slightly. I love how the colorful paint illustrates the feeling of freedom. This is my second page recently where I have been painfully “honest” with my journaling.

Yes, honesty has always been one of my deepest held values. I believe in honesty, trust, and (also) justice, if the first two are broken. I could not surround myself with dishonest people. I could not live with my conscious with a dishonest lifestyle. To be honest, you have to know the difference between what is right and what is wrong. You have to have a conscious. There was a time in my life where I was in an abusive relationship, and I felt like I was in a tumble-dry cycle, I didn’t know which way was up any longer…perhaps from always being told I was wrong…not in so many words but from the constant emotional and psychological abuse. I began to question what was right and what was wrong in a sense, as I no longer felt I could trust my own instincts in that matter. I went so far as to write on a piece of paper and tape it to my wall “This is psychological abuse,” and then wondered if it was true. I’m not sure if he has a conscious. I don’t think he has any clue as to what he did to me. I found him on Facebook several years ago, as a way to tie up loose ends and even see if he was still alive, and he thought we could finally get along. Honestly? I told him I had been holding my tongue and I told him off. It had taken many years of therapy for me to get my head straightened back on right, for me to trust my sense of right and wrong and not own what other people tried to sell me. He wasn’t getting back into my head again. Journaled March 2012.

CREDITS: Paint: Hey Doll, AJC11 Parcel 13, AJC12 Parcel 5, ; Border: Doubletakes, AJC12 Expedition Kit; Tape: AJC12 Expedition Kit; Alpha: Midnight Mischief; Gesso: Gesso Messy 5 Border Edges; Paper: Journal Anthology 5; Crown: Quote Cuts; Head: Collage Fodder Heads; Style: Paperworn Art Journal Style; Other: Body – Woot by CrowAbout StudioB; Fonts: Pea Noodle Parlor, Seedy Motel


Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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3 Responses to “I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #4

  • Carolyn says:

    Love your page Julie Ann!! Fantastic, as always.

  • Heather says:

    Those are both beautiful and yes, honest, pages! I’m with you both–I can tolerate almost anything but a lie. I love the texture and imagery on Carolyn’s page and the wonderful color and art doll on yours, and the journaling on both is superb.

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    you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading properly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same


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