Journal Entry

Paper Journal
fri 29 Aug 2008

For the past few months, rather than journaling in a book or notebook, I've been writing my journal on loose leaf paper. At the end of the month, I print up my blog entries to add to the pile and then I bind it with my Bind-It-All.

I'm very much enjoying the loose leaf writing. I can use my coloured paper, I can print up some lines or grids, print backgrounds, print articles and emails... Well, etc!

I usually end up with around 30 sheets that I've journaled on during the month. And with the rest of my printed stuff, there's around 40 or 50 sheets total. I make a journal cover from photos I've taken during the month, print that on cardstock. That's covered with a clear plastic sheet and I bind the whole thing with ½inch o-wires:

june and july journals

dragonflies in the journal
self portrait, reading on the bed

I've been re-reading Kathleen Adams' book Journal to the Self and I remembered how much I enjoy Lists of 100. I've written several lists. My most recent list is "100 Reasons Not to Get a Job". heh, of course there's only one reason why I should get a job, a list of one: money. humph.

One time I wanted to do a List of 100 Animals, except I was going to draw them all. I was going to draw tiny animals, about the size of a thumb print. and I figured it would be easy to come up with animals by going through the alphabet about four times. I think I quit around 30 because the drawings were getting bigger and bigger and more complex and complicated. My flamingo was about three inches tall...

You know what? I do that a lot with my projects. Make things more complicated than they have to be. And then quit.

By Request... a close up of the "self portrait" scribble above:

Reading my handheld on my bed!

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