Sunday, 22 May 2011

White blank page



I have been itching to get back in to my journal.
Remember when I posted new pages, really often?
(Goodness, I cannot believe the last time I posted about it was September!)
Then life got busy, but I have been itching to get back in to it.
It's odd. I feel so inspired to create. There are some incredible journal artists out there. Pinterest is an amazing place to find new artists, and I have a few great books and drawers/boxes/folders full of material, and piles of quotes and thoughts ready to fill the pages.
But when I sit down, open the new blank page, its like I hit a dead end. I'm not really sure where to start.
It's like my head is so full of inspiration and ideas and the lovely art of others, that I really don't know where to start with my own! I have so many things I want to journal about. At the same time, I don't know how to do it. I don't know what background I want, do I want to paint it? Shall I collage it?
I remember painting page after page and just letting everything go with the flow and not worrying and creating pages that were so raw and true. Maybe, because I haven't journalled for so long, I have forgotten how to do it. I think if I dive right in, really not worry about the layout or the presentation (because that isn't what I want my life journal to be about) but just get lost in putting my thoughts down, it will come back to me.
I really can't wait to show you some new pages :) I would love to share some of my inspiration with you, just to show some of the incredible talent out there! Similar to the one I did way back then, but maybe even focus on an artist at a time. What do you think?

10 comments

  1. i used to make lots of inspiration scrapbooks (which i still have) but the internet took over all of that!

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  2. I love your blog header, do you think you could help me create something like it, i've downloaded the bits I'd like to use.. but I don't know how to get them into Photoshop xx

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  3. I love Journals/Scrapbooks, infact any kind of stationary.

    Sadie xx

    www.brandnewbutterflywings.com

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  4. I am hopeless at journalling :(

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  5. Thank-you for the comment my lovely, thank-you thank-you thank-you! you genius that's helped tons xxx

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  6. this sounds like a really creative, great idea! those inspiration photos in your old post were just wonderful - i say you go with the flow and see what happens!

    thanks for visiting us, your blog is lovely!

    -j, your newest follower :)
    sorelle in style

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  7. I love the image of your book - very cool xx

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  8. I love other people's journals, they always seem much more inspiring than my own. Go on, give us a peak! xxx

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  9. Oh, I shall keep a look out for your journal - look forward to seeing what you create

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