Junk Journal January 2023

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Junk Journal January is a free month-long challenge to inspire you to create in your art journal. We love junk journaling here, but you can use the prompts with other types of journaling too! To celebrate the fifth year of the challenge, there’s even more journaling goodness happening in January!


Follow the daily prompt list and create along each day - or pick and choose the prompts that take your fancy. There are no rules.

Youtube collab

The much-loved YouTube creator collaboration is back, and it's bigger and better than ever! Watch videos from 30 different creators during the challenge.

live ZOOM event

Mid-month slump? Get back on track with a live journaling event on 15 January at 4pm GMT. Free to attend, but spaces will be limited. More info coming soon.

Daily journaling inspiration


Feeling stuck on a prompt or looking for creative ideas? Each day throughout the month you’ll find a new video from a different creator on YouTube. They’ll create a journal page for that day’s prompt.


You'll receive weekly emails with motivation and inspiration throughout the month.


Share your pages and see what others are creation using #JunkJournalJanuary.

In collaboration with

These journaling challenges have always been about encouraging more people to create art. That’s why this year I’ve teamed up with Get Messy to bring you even more creativity and fun! Get Messy is an online art journaling school that teaches you to cultivate your creativity without perfection.

Let's get creating!

You can totally join in with the junk journal fun without signing up – simply follow along on social media – but signing up to the challenge is free and unlocks even more journaling goodness.