Recently I ran across what I thought was a great idea in Austin Kleon's newsletter.
More on him in a future A to Z post.
When he starts a new journal he adopts a Guardian Spirit. It sets a tone and
gets you out of your own head when you see it.
I just ran out of pages in journal # 8, since I've been numbering them at any rate,
& decided to start gathering images of folks I admire
to use as my Guardians. Judy Dench strikes me as a woman who
doesn't take any crap, is a progressive, & is aging gracefully.
Good woman to have on board as Guardian #1.
Journal #9 cover & process.
I start by removing the front & back covers which makes painting & sewing so much easier.
All back together.
I started adding a little piece of whatever hand painted fabric was on the cover
to the back a few journals ago. I find the fabric on both sides helps protect the covers.
I take them everywhere so they get rather beat up as time goes on.
Meet the family. I have a couple smaller journals I take on long trips.
Lower left corner is one of those.
Another in process from the past.
This fabric was an experiment in printing on an old pair of pants.
Do you keep a journal? What do you like to use it for?
Inspiration? Writing? Venting? Sketching?