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As we fast approach Mothering sunday here in the UK there are many ideas floating around in my head for gifts which I have done but what I want to do is capture those moments with my mum.
I plan to have a wee book or at least a few journal pages in my journal.
It has become clear, after a few years why I do art journaling.
I have done a few classes and the like all about ‘creating’ for the heck of it but I actually wanted a purpose.
My supply box is full of tickets and cute business cards and little mementos I want to keep that are either in a drawer or stuck on a cabinet.
If i keep them in a journal then it’s easier for me to remember those moments as I would be concentrating on them lots for the purposes of journalling but it was a journey to get to that realisation.
The same reason people keep photo albums I guess only I actually date and remember these times.
When I discovered these fabulous images posted by little seed blog a while ago and I knew I had to share with my lovely readers.
These are to aid you in your journaling journey. To figure out who you are and why you want to keep these books.
I don’t athough I have named my sewing machine, my typewriter and almost all of my plants.
It’s nice to think of them as friends but I personally am just challenging my ‘Creative Claire’ when I go to those tools.
Create a little FAQ about you. (I don’t get asked many questions.
The only ones that I can think of that get asked repeatedly are “what do you want for dinner and what do you want from the shop” lol.
Answer.. “I don’t know and chocolate”.
Why would anyone journal?
“Journal to.. Organize your thoughts and think clearly,
Know yourself better and develop your own artistic voice.
Remember important events.
Express your ideas and creativity.
Share your thoughts.
Now for some excellent Journaling tips!
“Paper Clips make excellent bookmarks (true, rubber bands also make great -stuff in your journal and hope it stays there-security around your journal)
Jot down your goals with check boxes next to them
Put your thoughts into a poem
Write a letter and sign it etc.”
Fabulous ideas from a wonderful illustrator!
Done and done! A lot of those mismatch in with some of Keri Smiths fabulous books and ideas.
Keri Smith is an excellent journalling resource ^_^
Especially her 100 ideas if you print them out, cut em up and stick them in a jar then select at random.