05.02.17

JOURNAL DAYS

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journaling used to be such a huge part of my life. and i always get nostalgic about my high school journal days when i see photos of people’s sketchbooks and diaries. there is something so interesting about them, right? raw emotions, self expression, confessions, documentation. i found a bunch of photos of them on pinterest this morning and figured i’d share. did you keep a journal, or do you have one now? maybe i’ll get back to it…

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    Samantha Lee says:

    I used to journal as a kid – then I transitioned into online journaling with Xanga (anyone remember that?!), and then naturally transitioned with my current blog. Some people are intense with journaling (in a good way! and as these photos show)- I love seeing how artistic they can be. Love that quote “I can do this, I thought.Then; and even if I can’t, I have to.” <3

    http://www.wonderlandsam.com

    bri says:

    i had a xanga too. bad poetry and feelings all the time. i think we had the same path 🙂

    A says:

    Do you have original links for all of these? I’m interested in following along with these artists!

    bri says:

    sadly i don’t! found a bunch of them on tumblr and pinterest with no links. i know a few of them are leah goren who i love!

    Stephanie says:

    I used to keep a visual journal as well. It was filled with images I loved from fashion magazines and quotes or song lyrics. I recently found a stack of pages I had torn out of magazines at my parents house – all outfits I liked or celebrity crushes. I’m tempted to get a sketch book and glue them all in almost as a way to document what I was into and tearing from magazines even though that was so many years ago!

    Natalie says:

    I wish I was more creative with my journalling. But I can never stick to it. The one thing I do stick with is a sentence a day about something good, which I’ve been really enjoying and doing for 2 years now. It serves as a good reminder even if it isn’t super beautiful

    – Natalie
    http://www.workovereasy.com

    Louise Ramos says:

    These journal spreads are so inspiring! I still keep one, but I don’t write and draw as much as I used to. Slowly getting back at it though. I’m on day 3 of a 15-day writing workshop which I will share about soon, and thank you because this is just the boost I need.

    xo, Lou | Caffeine Rush

    I love this post! This was just the inspiration I needed 🙂

    Diane says:

    I use to have a visual journal with photos and quotes. Actually I was sharing it with my friends! I miss those days!

    Janel A says:

    Ohhh my journal/creative outlet/original pinterest!! haha love that thing and still get so inspired (and a little impressed with myself) when I look through it!

    Allison Tree says:

    I used to journal on and off during high school. One night, before I went off to college, I tore it to pieces and put the whole thing – torn to bits – in a plastic ziplock bag. I remember thinking it sort of represented being a teenager; it wasn’t a nice coherent journal, but just shreds of thoughts stuffed into something plastic and see through. I wish I had it now – it would certainly be a good laugh!

    Kathrin says:

    These are wonderful examples of journal books I wish I had the time to create a book like this, I only write some words about what I did the day and thats it, maybe because I’m creative in my job there’s no more time to be creative in the free time I think.
    Greetings Kathrin

    Heather says:

    Soooo now I went back and looked at your old blog and its such a time capsule! It’s really cool to see where it all began for you. It also reminds me of the things we were all into and the way we internet-ed back then. (feeling old yet? yikes. sorry.) Anyways, thanks for the rabbit hole Bri!

    Anonymous says:

    Noorunahar is the originator of the journal spread “if our emotions had colours..”. That is her original poetry. You can find her on YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, bloglovin.

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