Monday, December 8, 2008

why do i journal...

jane of random notes blog is having a contest about journaling...please visit and share...


recent journal page



i have journaled for many years...it is the place i work out new ideas, design and dream, and record moments of my life...my favorite journal has divided pages - the top half blank for art, drawing, attaching things and the bottom half lined for writing...the pages are very thick, textured paper that will not wrinkle or bleed...the pages are ivory...

i keep a prayer journal and a life/art journal...i also have blogs that are my electronic journals...journaling is a purely selfish endeavor...time just for me to be alone with my thoughts and my creativity...i do it for me, not to share or display, as rarely do i share them with others...

last year (2007) i drew a face each day in my journal to help me with my drawing skills...it worked, 365 days of drawing improves your eye and your hand...the drawing improved dramatically over the course of the year...

thank you jane for asking this...please leave a comment about why you do or do not journal...

4 comments:

Mary said...

I'm not a big journal person, but I do draw and take pictures, write here, keep a prayer journal and a devotional journal. My art journal is dying of neglect. No, I think it is DOA to be sure. I'm going out to check out these other people who are into journaling.

judie said...

Hi Rebecca. I haven't visited in awhile so stopping by to say hello. In my travels I've seen quite a bit about journaling lately. I stopped journlaing as I stopped blogging awhile ago, but lately I feel like I might start journaling again. Your post is inspirational!

qualcosa di bello said...

one year i journeled 5 things i was grateful for everyday...what a wonderful exercise in embracing joy that was!!

see you there! said...

I've started a journal several times. After about three entries and I'm done. I'm not the silent type in person but apparently I am in writing.

Darla

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