is for journals.
Given that this is a miscellany abecedarium, it seems only reasonable to talk about some of my many journals – I have quite a miscellany.
This week I’ve been working on making a few tiny ones for a several friends. I hope to have them off in the mail next week, but I’m in one of those crazy busy periods where there are a lot more projects on the project table than hours in the day, so juggling is on the agenda as well.
Besides writing journals, and journals I keep for various projects and courses, I have an ongoing dream journal, and several art journals, an idea journal, and one I like to keep filled with the little ephemera of my days, in basically what’s called a glue book. For some reason that term delights me.
Notice how I kind of glossed over the categories of projects and courses – the number of dedicated journals I keep is an embarrassment of riches. Needless to say my paper-loving heart is very happy I have this particular addiction.
Here are a couple of special journals – one made from fabric scraps, a felted one, and a wee bound one that has a vintage picture of a woman sitting in a high backed chair that makes it look like she has angel wings. I love that photo (and that journal!)
Take a peek at this lovely set of little journals from Rifle Paper. I’m using them for a flower essence project I’m working on. While I suspect the work will require more than one journal (perhaps all three), if I do end up using two or more I plan to bind them together so they’ll be all in one place. In the meantime, I’m just loving the covers.
I’ve also got a basketful of backed up stuff that hasn’t made it into journals yet, but I do have a plan of action for them. I’ll be binding a bunch of mixed paper journals and tackling the basket soon. It’s one of my favorite projects and I’m actually planning on devoting time to it over the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend when our local public television station runs a 2-day marathon of mysteries. It’s the perfect task for occupying my fingers while my brain cells are busy sleuthing.
Now that you’ve had a peek at a few of my treasured journals, I’d love to hear about yours. Are you a multiple-journals-at-a-time person, or an only-one kind of user? Or not a journal lover at all? Do tell – you know I love to hear.