Friday, January 2nd, 2015

The Art of Journaling: New Journal for a New Year

Stephanie

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There’s nothing like a new journal for a new year. Was one of your holiday gifts a new journal? Need help getting started? Here’s a few ideas on how to use it: 

You can use it as a personal diary, which would include entries arranged by date, reporting on what has happened over the course of a day, week, etc. A personal diary might include personal experiences, and/or thoughts or feelings. It may also include comments on current events outside your direct experience

You can use it as a commonplace book– essentially a handwritten scrapbook filled with items of every kind: recipes, quotes, letters, poems, proverbs, prayers, etc. Commonplace books are useful as an aid in remembering useful concepts or facts, and each book becomes unique to its owners particular interests.

You could use your new journal as an urban sketchbook – one where you practice drawing on location in cities, towns and villages you live in or travel to. (Take a look at the Urban Sketchers Flickr Pool for inspiration.)

rhodiarama-webbies

The purple journal shown above is a Rhodiarama Webbie. These notebooks are available in two sizes: Large 5 ½ x 8 ¾ ” & Pocket 3 ½ x 5 ½ ” and in 15 colors: Black, Chocolate, Taupe, Beige, Anise, Turquoise, Sapphire, Iris, Purple, Lilac, Raspberry, Poppy, Tangerine, Orange & Yellow


5 thoughts on “The Art of Journaling: New Journal for a New Year

  1. I love these journals and use them to take notes throughout the day at work. I go through about 5-6 per year. The quality of the paper is great and my fountain pens work well with them.

  2. I haven’t seen the larger in colors. I thought only the smaller had the pretty colors as that’s all I’ve seen. 😥

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