I started a new journal earlier this year, where I wanted to gather together all the small sketches, poems, quotes and other stuff that otherwise would get lost I'm my chaos of a studio. I had a lot of older small sketches and ideas from my art university days, and I had a lot of small ideas lying around my studio on different pieces of paper.
So I thought; as not to loose them I would put them all in a journal. This way I won't forget them or loose them, and it is so much nicer to have all these small bits and pieces in one place!
I had an old diary that I had no use for anymore, as I had copied all the stuff to a newer bigger diary, and that gave me an idea to use this old diary for my new journal. I like the Idea that the pages already are written upon and used, and so I can glue in pieces of paper and whatever I want without 'spoiling' otherwise good paper
Also the writing gives quite a nice background to sketch upon...
Size is A5, the paper is of medium weight and soft. It was bought as a diary and not as a sketchbook, but it works rather well as a such anyway. The pages doesn't take too much wet handling, but that doesn't matter as I wanted it mostly to be a place where I glue in already made sketches anyway!
I thought that I would share this journal with you as well, maybe some of the quotes and stuff can inspire more people than just myself...
Here is the cover, a lovely retro soft canvas cover!
Here is just a random spread that I haven't reworked yet, just to show what it looks like before I start...
The 'title' page, with a picture of one of my own paintings.
Some bits and pieces that I have been collecting but never used, so they became a small collage with a song text.
This was a small sketch I did eons ago, and I always liked it too much to throw it away, even if I never used it for a painting. But every time I see it I think that 'maybe one day' I will...
The quote is by Marcel Proust:
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes."
C&C always welcome, and I hope you will enjoy what I have to share!