I love journaling — jotting down to-do lists and crossing off what’s completed, saving memories from the day, recording ideas for future projects and sometimes working through anxieties. Since I discovered art journaling a few years ago, I spend time in one journal or another every day.
These are the journals I’ve collected and prepared so far for this year. The first two are mixed media journals carried over from last year. Next is my daily planner journal for 2016. And last, the journal of quotes still has room for additions.
The Daily Planner Journal is another altered composition notebook with gridded pages, just like the ones I’ve used for the last two years. They work really well for me. Each monthly section contains a calendar and pages to document the days. I add random bits and pieces (tickets, receipts, programs, cards), sketches and doodles. The inside cover is a pocket to hold notes, etc. And of course my Word for the Year – ACTION is there as a reminder.
Another project continuing from last year is the altered Rolodex. I enjoy working on the small cards and keeping positive thoughts next to my desk.
Journaling is an important part of my day. Do you journal your thoughts, plans, ideas, sketches?
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Serious snow is falling here, so beautiful and accumulating fast. It’s headed east and if you’re in its path, stay warm and safe.