|BEFORE picture - begun June 18, 2011|
No matter how busy I get, I always try to make time for my journaling practice (which is something separate from my sketchbook-keeping.) This summer I had the opportunity to take a lovely class from the incomparable Mary Ann Moss of Dispatch from LA. Full Tilt Boogie rocked my journaling world and today, I'm happy to announce that my first journal produced for that class is full and finished, bursting (quite literally!) with hopes, dreams, lists, observations, pictures, collage, and daily musings. In the "after" picture, you can see that when I say it is full, I mean it! No matter what I fasten around its girth, it doesn't close anymore than that!
|AFTER picture - completed September 22, 2011|
I've always tended to compartmentalize my journaling but this class pushed me to try the "kitchen sink" theory in which everything gets stuffed into one journal. I really love this style of journaling as the very format forced me to loosen up and adapt to each different page size and background. I definitely will continue to keep this type of journal for my "daily diary" practice and happily, I already have new journals waiting on the shelf. However, I want to continue explorations in the other journals I have started as I did miss the focus and boundaries provided by a themed or style-specific journal.