Sunday, June 12, 2016

Embracing the Journal Again #SoCS #FridayReflections

I love paper so it's not surprising that all through my childhood and youth I spent hours making things out of paper and writing letters to hundreds of penpals. And in amongst all that I also kept a diary.

Then as youth faded into adulthood, the diary became a thing of the past and journaling a forgotten activity.

Then along came the web and my blogs became my journals.  Alongside that I tried to resurrect the diary but after a couple of pages my enthusiasm waned.

In late 2015 I took up watercolour painting and one morning during my browsing for art supplies and Christmas presents I found a set of journals that I simply had to buy.

I thought a lot about journaling again bnt couldn't bring myself to start. Then as I started searching youtube for watercolour tutorials I came across the concept of the art journal. And that I embraced eagerly.

There is no set pattern for journaling. I journal when I feel the need to. Art journaling is so much fun and pictures speak a thousand words. I do write some short notes about the page - mostly why I did that page and if I tried any new techniques.

Sharing some pages from my mixed media art journal.




In the darkness someone lights a candle that ignites your soul 
- taken from my story "For I have talked with God"



 

Today's entry - I needed to reach out to my soul 
and that was best done listening to Santana's Samba Pa Ti

Written for:
#FridayReflections - Do you keep a journal?
#SoCS - Stream of Consciousness - just writing no editing - prompt = a word that has the letters "mb"


Do you journal?  Would love to hear your stories so do share by leaving a comment or write a post.


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17 comments:

  1. Lovely. I have stopped keeping a diary . Blogging is my new journal
    @Daisy from
    Daisyinthe willows

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  2. Lovely. Suzy, how talented you are. I have had journals but I wasn't regular. With blog I am much more.

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  3. Wonderful Suzy. I just started bullet journaling and I absolutely love it. Your journal is beautiful!

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  4. Oh this is beautiful, Suzy :) I used to have journals but not anymore., I have a diary where I scribble from time to time but that's very rare.. Have gone all digital now..

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  5. Very cool and creative paintings. Journaling is an activity that we should all do and thankful that I still keep a diary:)

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  6. Hey how charming is your work. I know very well, I'm not blessed with any such talent, I can draw only with a ruler, that's straight lines. I need not say your work is so beautiful. The journal, I took it as a hobby in my youth days, not any more.

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  7. your journal is so beautiful... it radiates so much happiness and brightness. I loooveeee eettt :D :D

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  8. That's beautiful Suzy! I have so many journals and write in only some of them at the moment. Need to make it more of a habit

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  9. This is fantastic, Suzy. I love the beauties you have shared here. I am sure such art journaling has brought you much happiness and healing. Take care!

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  10. These are so beautiful. Absolutely loved the journal art.

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  11. Love your art journal, Suzy. What a wonderful idea! Love the idea of combining the words with illustrations. You've inspired me! I just managed to do my first blog post in three months. Don't know why I went so long without blogging. Talk about a dry spell.

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  12. I still love making things from paper but as a Origami :) but yes I must start writing more. At present my handwriting can give doctors a run for their money

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/shiver-me-timbers-conjuring-2-review/

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  13. Such bright and vivid imagery, Suzy! Interesting method for journalling. Now, I'm tempted to do it too. :)

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  14. What a great idea! Your art is beautiful, Suzy. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Very inspiring, Suzy. I must restart my art journalling too.

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  16. Very inspiring, Suzy. I must restart my art journalling too.

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