Friday, March 7, 2014

Journal Love

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I love art journaling—no surprise to you, I realize!  There’s something so satisfying about the assembling of a page—just having fun—with no idea, most of the time, what it’s ultimate purpose will be…

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I love using vintage ladies and antique china dolls to illustrate my thoughts.  I don’t know why—they just make me happy.  I’ll often hold up a page to my daughters and ask, “What does she want to say?”  Sometimes I just already know…

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Using old book pages is so very wonderful.  The texture, the type, the way the paper absorbs your ink—everything about it is different from modern paper…and I love it.

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The using of wise words found in the writings of others that have gone before me makes me happy.  As I look through my completed journals, their words remind me of things that were important to me that particular day—things that I know I need to improve on in my life…

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We all need little reminders as we go throughout our days, don’t we?!

Keeping these journals helps me to do just that…

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…while enjoying a happy, inky, gluey, painty mess all at the same time!

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See you soon with something new.

Julie