05 December 2014
the art of journaling // 01
I seem to have a journal for everything. A Dream journal. Daily journal. Writing prompt journal. Travel journal...
I believe in documentation. Part of this is my upbringing and going to Catholic school -- journaling was heavily emphasized as a value (one we should independently cultivate) and something my school made time for every day. I heard from teachers, this, what you're going through, is important, and you'll want to remember it. My grandmother was also a prodigious documenter. When she died she left me binders & photo albums stuffed with photographs, writings, and paper documents & artifacts that tell a sweeping tale of my family's history.
As I've said, I'd like to start talking more about journaling/creative writing/books on here, so today's topic: the goods. (But, I'll be back to give some journaling ideas, tips for sticking to it, etc...)
When I started dating Robert, one of the first things I connected with his sister on was journaling. There's something immediate, and wonderfully unifying about those of us who keep journals. We all seem cut from the same cloth.
One thing that seems to be true for all journal-keepers...is that we're all very particular about our journals...and writing implements. I, for instance, will only write in black ink. Always and forever. And I, like many others, like my journals to be clean and simple.
So, I'm really happy to share A Cheery Blossom Journals -- Stephanie's new Etsy shop -- with you! (Also on Facebook.) She just started selling her hand-crafted journals, although she's been making them for a long while now. I remember her experimenting with book-binding years and years ago. I love how timeless they are -- the kind of journals I'd feel good passing on to my children to read someday. I can hardly think of a more special gift to yourself, or someone you love, than a beautiful journal.
P.s. If you like, you can use the code deercircus20 for 20% off any journal order from her shop through the 16th. (For the writer in your life, hint hint!)