Tuesday, 11 April 2017

365 Days of Journaling

I haven't done a lot of blogging recently - but suddenly today I felt the urge to get typing.

I was doing my latest project in LifeBook 2017 (progress pictures below) -

I found a page in a little journal that I created last year - 
this was 'leftover' paint from another project - often
the best backgrounds!

Added some more paint - with fingers and brayer.

Random white shapes painted on.

Started adding words/lines/colour.

This really scary pink paint was actually more subtle
when a small amount is applied with my finger.

More detailing with white and black pens.

Finished page.

- when I went to a book for some inspiration of quotes.  

Click on the Amazon graphic in the sidebar to purchase your own copy.

It helped with that - and then I started flicking through.  It was one of those purchases a couple of years ago that ended up on my bookshelves without being throroughly read or actioned.  Then I found myself thinking that I would start journaling every day using this book, it was written in my diary and now this blog post is more evidence of my decision.

For those who are more curious about the contents of this book, here are a few chapter titles.

  • Journal size & style.
  • Why make the time?
  • The fear of the blank page.
  • Get messy.
  • Year-long photography challenge.
  • Give your journal an identity.
  • Flashbacks.
Obviously I am tempted to buy a 'proper' art journal for this (like the one in my sidebar - another affiliate link) - but I will be good and select something from my pile of unused notebooks (have added that journal to my Amazon Wishlist and hopefully someone will purchase it for me for Christmas!).

Lunchtime now - so this afternoon will see me starting properly.

Will do a regular update - and would love to have other people journal-along with me.  Get in touch if you would like - I can do a Facebook group if there are a few of us.  (BTW - if you are reading this blog post at a later date, then the fact that this is 11th April shows that you do not need a 'special' date to start journaling.  JUST START - and comment how you are getting on.)

I should be back tomorrow for my regular WOYWW post - but cannot promise anything!

Ali x




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Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x