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Old 05-11-2010, 03:33 PM
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A Collaborative Friendship Journal

I recently regained access to my computer after over a month's absence and I've been lurking in this new forum for the past few days. I'm thoroughly enjoying the variety of journals that have been posted here. Fantastic!

I'm part of a group of creative women in my area who formed roughly ten years ago after meeting at a week-long artist's retreat. There are about a dozen of us ranging from dabbling artists to well published authors and everything in between. Several years ago a member suggested that we each start a journal that would then be passed around to anyone who wanted to participate in the "journal exchange".

The idea was to exchange with someone else and while you work in theirs, they would work in yours. We did the exchange during various group gatherings we hold. It seems we mostly wound up making pages aimed at things we had in common with the person whose journal we exchanged with. They could be done in any media and in any way as none of like "rules" too much, ha ha, but as it turned out they were mostly done in collage.

It took us about a year for the exchange and they became keepsakes that I think each of us will treasure forever. I thought I'd share some of the pages in my book that resulted from this passing along of a journal among a bunch of women who love to create...


This is the envelope I keep mine in and used to pass it along to whoever I was exchanging journals with at the time:


This is the cover of my journal:


This is my opening page:


The next pages invite my friends to work in my journal:




This is where my friend's work begins. As I said we often chose a theme that reflected something we had in common with the journal owner. In this case she and I share the same first name and even it's less used spelling as well as a lot of other similarities, so she went with that:






And, now this is the next person's work who I exchanged journals with. She and I share almost the same birthday:




And another person's page and so on:











I hope you've enjoyed seeing this and maybe it will spread the idea of a shared journal, because it really is something wonderful to have. Of course it can be limited to only sketches, painting, etc. I'm sure others who might be interested in such a thing and are far more creative than I am will think up all sorts of neat ideas.
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:24 PM
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Judi, what a wonderful journal and keepsake! I am truly touched by the pages. Aren't our women friends just the best!!!
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This is eerie. I can see the personality of your group in it -- the emotion, the intensity, the in-jokes. Wonderful concept and all of your partners really got into synch with you in it, maybe you all were in synch in the first place. I love your cover and the bag, the bag painting is gorgeous too.

Your friends are great artists in this style. I get lost even thinking about collage, never actually finished one.
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This is just awesome and awe inspiring. Great collection of original art and sharing.
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Thanks so much and I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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How very fun! I can see why this is a treasure! I wish i had done something like that through the years to have a visual reminder of all the crazy, creative wonderful friends I no longer live around...
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So cool! Love all the little "inside jokes"
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Fantastic Judi! From the envelope to the end, this is a marvellous collaborative creation!! I love how you also kept bits of the original book too and worked it in to the theme.
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Re: A Collaborative Friendship Journal

Wonderful Journal Judi! Love it. That's the great thing about this Journal Forum - everyones Journals are SO different.
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:27 PM
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Thanks again all for popping in!
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Very nice Judi! What a creative idea!
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I thoroughly enjoyed viewing the pages of your journal.
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Re: A Collaborative Friendship Journal

Judi, I just love the idea of a shared journal. I might see if my friends want to try it!

Love all the different creations of your friends. What a wonderful group of artists you have surrounded yourself with. Is this an on-going project or was it just a one time deal???

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Sketchbook exchanges are great - this looks lovely
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Thsi journal, the idea of working on it with friends, this is such awonderful idea!this is so fun to see everyone's creations..

By the way, are you the one who drew the little boy and the dog that we see from time to time amids the pages? So cute!
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