I’ve been journaling since last year. It helps me a lot in many ways and it’s one of the reasons why I’m often offline. I did art back in elementary school and I remember the feeling that I’ve experienced back then. As an adult, that feeling turned into doubt and I’ve had a hard time processing it. Now, I’m doing art again for fun and I’ve been doing this for a while. I’ve learnt a lot in the process and I’m helping myself reveal my artistic side of things.
I’ve printed some stickers and pretty things to include in my journal. I admit, I’m not that artistic. I get help from the internet and I do things from there. Having a printer is a plus. You can search some art inspiration online like I do. I mostly search images on Pinterest that inspires me, I sometimes recreate them if I’m not too lazy and my self confidence is not too low that moment. There are a lot of creative people there and they make me happy.
I’ve bought some stamps and they add some vintage vibe on my journal. I’m aiming for minimal but sometimes I tend to overdo but I don’t care as long as I like what I see and it made me happy. I also like to paste some dried flowers just because.
One of the best things to do while journaling is to listen to some good music. Each of us have a different taste in music, which helps us concentrate and feel good. As for me, I like to listen to some indie pop at the moment. The acoustic and ukulele vibe just gets to me while doing stuff.
You can find inspiration everywhere. The best thing about these is that there is no right or wrong. You can make your art just the way you like and it may also be the reflection of you as a person, if you’re ready to spill yourself on paper. You will see your artistic progress throughout the year and you may go back to some specific day of your life and reminisce.
Just grab your spiral notebook and pink-inked pen and write away!
I must admit, I’ve missed blogging. After being distracted for a couple of months, with work and important events, I finally had a chance to be here and be active again. Thank you for those who stuck with me! And for that, I’m going to share with you my little travel journal. Its contents and how I made it.
Every person have their own inspiration when it comes to making things. Mine is Jordan Clark from YouTube. She does craft DIYs, printables, drawings and even random craft videos that just inspires the craft out of me (plus her voice is so relaxing and her music taste is A-mazing).
I printed some stickers from Pinterest and cut them so that I can decorate my journal however I like. I also added some paper memorabilia from where I’ve been and I printed out some of the photos that I took from my travel.
Here are my favorites:
This coming year, I will try my hardest to fill my journals and then blog about it. If it’s the only thing that will keep me sane.
If I could give a 10 stars for this book, I’d have done it already. Multiple times. I often read young adult novels and fiction, this is actually the first non-fiction book I’ve read that stuck to my head.
It started out on Twitter. I was scrolling and came across this tweet that made me laugh and then cry because I could relate so much it hurt and then I started to follow that account ever since. I follow the Twitter account @sosadtoday for quite a while now and just found out that she has published a book of personal essays. I don’t know what got to me but I told myself that I have to get that book right away (plus the cover looks aesthetically pleasing). There’s something about her thoughts about life that I can relate to. This book of personal essays really opened my mind about things and I know I will never understand what she’s been through but somehow, I felt like I’ve been through that too.
It doesn’t tell the reader to be sad. It just explains why/how you are sad. At least that’s what I understood while reading the essays. At first It was weird because of how much I can relate but later on, I just went along with it. All the weirdness, openness and rawness of it.
I have been journaling for quite a long time now, the inspiration just comes to me. I live for the free printables that are usually found online, another reason for me to design more journal. Simple things like that always make my day and what other way to give back than to do my own freebie.
I’ve compiled some of my favorite images and quotes, all you have to do is print them on any paper of your liking.