In college, I had a rhetoric minor. Every class necessary for that minor required you to keep a creative writing journal throughout the semster. I looked forward to buying a new journal each semester, and I usually spent weeks shopping for the perfect journal. Even if my journal from the previous semester still had plenty of blank pages, I found it necessary to start fresh with a new journal.
We were always encouraged to fill our journals with photos, drawings, and similar things that would inspire us. I honestly never put anything in my journal other than words.
I always enjoyed journaling, and I ended up with some of my best pieces of writing because of the activity.
Since graduation I’ve only journaled a few times, and I’ve not felt very inspired. Yesterday during a conversation with my sister about some of her art projects, I decided to do something about it.
I made the notebook by folding a small stack of computer paper in half. The cover is a piece of scrapbook paper that I trimmed to fit the computer paper. The instructions for the mini magazine notebook DIY basically did the same thing. They suggested sewing the pages together, but I couldn’t get the needle through the paper (maybe my paper was too thick), so I stapled my notebook together.
I used scrapbooking supplies to spruce up the inside of the journal that will (hopefully) inspire creative thoughts.
After I took this photo, I drew a few pine trees on the map.
I had a lot of fun making this journal, and I can’t wait to fill up the blank panges.
Leave me a comment and tell me what inspires you. I’d love to hear from you.