Saturday, February 16, 2008

Etsy Feature: Write it down!

I love journals, and for awhile I owned lots of them. My only problem with journals is: I can't really seem to know what to fill them up with. When I was in my younger, high school years, I loved to write. I thought about being a journalist, and so I wrote for my high school in the local newspaper. Me and my one friend Amanda, Ulixis @ Etsy, would write stories together, taking turns writing a page each. I also kept a very detailed diary filling a couple large notebooks - which I still have - but they're hidden away somewhere. I stopped writing stories in my last year of high school, and I stopped writing in my diary after a few months at University. I even remember the last thing I wrote about - it was one of those silly two-month relationships. I often wonder if I stopped writing just because I was growing up. And yes, I know, that through my blog, I'm partaking in the act of journaling, but it's not the same as putting pen to paper - and most of these posts are about my store or other items.

Anyways, this whole ramble has a point. I have found a number of journals that I simply adore, but I can't bring myself to purchasing them, because I have nothing to put into them - and I already have enough books with only a page or two filled trying to get back to journaling - so I cannot buy another one until I know what to put into it. So until then, I will share my journal love with everyone else - hoping that someone else can give these lovely books a home so that I do not buy them and have them sit around purposeless in a box in a corner in my room somewhere.

Above are SuzyJack's "Burst" notebooks.


Here are some "Purple Magnolia" moleskine notebooks by shoofly.


This is a "Red and Orange Print" journal by Kristincrane.

8 comments:

shoofly said...

Thanks so much for featuring my notebooks in your post! :)

I have an idea, you could fill a notebook with daily sketches, then post them to this flickr group!
http://www.flickr.com/groups/365sketch/pool/

Lorelei said...

Cool notebooks! Going to check that out now on Flickr.

Oh BTW, I've been tagged and am passing it on!
Here are the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people* at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

greenbean art said...

hehee.... i never finished writing in journals either... but they are so beautiful to purchase and use if only for a few pages... and one is always good to put down your goals for biz and/or art... all the journals are darling!!!

Infinite Cosmos said...

I am on the same page when it comes to journaling! I too used to write in my journal religiously from when i was about 7 until i was around 20. I stopped for many reasons, one being that i began traveling a lot and was really scattered so i couldn't hold onto a journal for long enough to keep a cohesive trail of thoughts, and another reason being that i had a crazy ex read my journal and throw my thoughts in my face and use them against me. That was pretty traumatic so i stopped. Anyways, i recently found that MAKING journals is really fun and now i just write things like blog ideas in them rather than my deepest of thoughts :-) i have some pics of them on my blog.
I really love your blog and will check back often!
*Bless*
Marlena

Contrariwise said...

But you're blogging! So that's now your journal!

(BTW, I love journals too.)

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