|morning papers book, junque journal and art journal, 2011-2012|
Call me journal crazy - I know I am. I have always kept some sort of journal or ledger, running throughout the year. Don't have any children to pass them on to, and I doubt if I'll become a famous artist who scholars will want to study. I just keep my journals for self expression. And I like looking back and see where I've been.
|Jewelry Journal, 2009-2010|
Like my jewelry journal. I used to take a photo of my finished piece, write my haiku on the page, list my supplies, and figure out how much I should charge. It was also helpful to look back and find the name of a certain bead I wanted to use again.
|Art Journal, 2012|
Then came bookmaking and art journaling! Now I had a mixed of everything (art, calendar and experimentation) in one place.
|GoTo- Journal, 2013|
This year I decided to try something new. I have THREE journals going at one time! It was a little scary at first, but it seems to be working out ok. One journal, given to me by my Secret Santa, I carry around with me. When I wake up in the middle of the night with a bright idea, I can write it down without falling back to sleep and "losing" it. I also carry this journal into the den, where I write and research with my smart phone while DH is watching TV.
I have one journal devoted to my newest pastime, Postcrossing. I write down everyone's addresses (names removed for this photo to protect the innocent), along with what they like to collect. I think I'll use some plastic corners to affix the postcards that I received. Here are two; one from China (top) and the other from the Netherlands. It's exciting.
|Art Journal, 2013|
What about my art journal? It's a large children's book that I'm taping my art pages into. There are 11 two-page spreads (wish there were 12, for every month!) As you can see (top photo), my other art journals are bulging at the seams. I tied ribbons around the spine to make the journals more secure. I'll figure out some way to close my new book, once it start bulging. And I'm sure it will. Maybe a button or a bead with on some ribbon...
What were other bloggers thinking about, when confronted with the Letter J? Find out on Ms. Jenny's blog, ...off on my tangent...