"Isn't it mysterious to begin a new journal .......I can run my fingers through the fresh clean pages, but I cannot guess what the writing on them will be."
~Maud Hart Lovelace
If you follow my blog regularly (whatever that means in this day and age as blogging steps aside for Snaps and Instagram love) you know I am an avid journaler. I believe in recording life. I believe in the power of our stories and the power of our process as we take the time to record them.
I have been a journal keeper since I was a young girl. But today I am going to introduce you to some other ideas for recording your life and spreading your creative wings.
An easy place to start is with the "Wreck This Journal" series by Keri Smith.
Each layout gives you a prompt...you can follow it... or not. It is all up to interpretation.
basic one on Amazon.
An everyday art journal is also a fun, low pressure place, to explore your feelings creatively.
(Side note! Because I was looking for more expressive bits to use in my own art journal, I started making pieces for myself to print, and finally put them on ETSY. Please visit my CocoGirlsArt shop for printables and more.)
Finally, my traditional journals have been a huge source of comfort and meditation for me, but I love the pretty edge and wavy page of an art journal....so I wanted to incorporate that into my everyday diary style journals as well. This is an example of how that might turn out:
The journaling world is a beautiful supportive place to connect with other writers and others who honor their life experiences through recording them. Search on Pinterest and Instagram for accounts that inspire you, and go from there.
Life a beautiful life.
Record it well.