June 29, 2012

Inspiration: how to keep journals

What do you know about the journals? I'm sure that anyone has at least one journal, for example it is a planner or scheduler for everyday use, isn't it? I know some people who keep the diaries. Also sketchbooks, artbooks and scrapbooks are really great way to record life's experiences, feelings, emotional reactions or one's own inner voice.

I did a little list of some journals, that give me a lot of inspiration and share them here. All pictures are clickable and link to the source. Start with the planners, look at this pretty weekly planner:

.. or monthly planner:

The travel journal:

.. one travel journal more:

The cooking journal with visual recipes:

The visual journal of emotions and feelings:

Keeping To-Do list in a journal:

The diary with scrapbook elements:

Just the page from a diary:

The scrapbook for the photos:

 The family budget journal:

If you think that you can't draw, that is false! Everyone can draw! Just take the pencil and paper and start drawing all the things you see around you:

The Elvie Studio blog is very helpful to starting with drawing and feeling you are an artist:

View this funny picture and tutorial by Elvie Studio:

The artist's journal for drawing with watercolours:

Who hasn't any journal, they are drawing in the books:

The scripture journal:

The doodling journal:

Doodling with colors:

Also it is possible to glue in some pockets, envelopes, stickers, labels..

..and make some journal arts:

You can do with a journal everything your heart desires: to glue on your favorite pictures and photos, draw, paint, doodle, tweet, write all important and unimportant things, to travel and make sketches, collect your favorite recipes and even sketching the ingridients or just keep a journal in complete secrecy under your pillow :)

I have 3 journals: family budget journal, sold and custom orders journal and inspiration journal. Some days ago I started with 4th journal and try to draw with my new watercolour pencils. My mom keeps 2 journals: a garden journal and our house repairs journal. One day I will share some pages of our journals.

Do you have any journals too?

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  1. Great post, very inspirational pieces

    1. Thank you Linsey! I'm glad you like it :)

  2. Che meraviglia, sei tanto tanto tantissimo brava!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Ciao, Emi! Sono contento che ti sia piaciuto! :)

  3. Спасибо огромное за такой вдохновительный пост, прямо руки зачесались чего-нибудь порисовать....

    1. Спасибо! я рада, что подборка понравилась :)

  4. Love, love, LOVE your ideas! Brilliant, and very inspirational! x

    1. Thank you Julie! I'm pleased you liked this post :)


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