I cut out everything that I like. It can be pictures, words, colors, rooms, textures - it does not matter. If it catches my eye I know I like it.
Then I glue them into the pages with an intuitive flow of grabbing different clippings and putting them together on the pages with the help of my trusty gluestick. I never think too hard about it, just let it be fun and free. I am always inspired by the pages that unfold. It is also fun to go back and look through all the pages from the beginning.
I find I do that with all of my journals. I will look at each page and enjoy it, get to the end of the entries, close the book and open it all over again. :)
My friend Fannie made me this beautiful journal last year as a surprise.
And here is my moleskin journal. It is the new Japanese Notebook style where the pages fold out into one long accordian display. I am journaling all of my blind doodles here. It is so fun to see them all together. It is a party of funny creatures.
All of my journals are mostly about images, not words, although they do appear in there too at times.
I like having different places to create. Some of my journals are filled with original art, some with photos, some with prints of my paintings, some with my handcarved stamps and some with ideas and goals.
I love creating each one throughout a span of time. I feel it tells more of a story that way instead of rushing through them to get them done. It is a wonderful opportunity for me to be more present and to appreciate this amazing journey we call life. :)
What kind of journals or scrapbooks do you like to create? I would love to see!