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[personal profile] arliss
Hi. I just found you! And joined immediately. I love what people here are doing to and with their journals. So far I've just been enjoying using different fountain pens and colored inks, and choosing blank books and journals that speak to me. I tend to write copiously for weeks or months, and then go as long without writing at all. I've kept journals since my mid-teens.

One thing I've found illuminating in reading through old journal entries over several years is repeating patterns. I discovered that I had complained about the same traits in other people that bothered me, and in similar treatment I got from different people in my life at different times. It suggested that the trouble was me, that somehow I was repeating patterns that caused these reactions from others, and this gave me the insight to try and change that.

I still struggle to pick up a pen after some time away from the page. It's a habit that has to be cultivated each time.

Here are pictures of a few of the blank books I've collected and filled over several years.

Image heavy post behind the cut. Repost of an entry in my Live Journal. )
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[personal profile] el_staplador
I thought I'd show you a few of my recent acquisitions:

Image under the cut )

Next time I'll show you all my rubber stamps. It might take a while.
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[personal profile] adelheid
My 2011 journals/notebooks )

Just to give some context: my journals for this year. The majority of my artjournaling will happen in the notebook with the purple flowers; anything marked "sacred journey" will be in that journal (which is my main, day-to-day journal). Not sure what I'm doing with Rosie yet, but I bought her at the Rose St Markets last year, and will use her for something, I can guarantee. The "101 Dreams" book is for 101 things in 1001 days, which will be going for the next two and a half years.

ETA: can I get a user tag please?


Feb. 24th, 2011 07:24 pm
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[personal profile] adelheid
I haven't posted in ages, but I'm hoping to redeem myself in coming days.

A slightly fuzzy picture )
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[personal profile] thesynchronomes
One of the biggest things I miss about LJ is the Embodiment communities (the challenge to keep at least one paper journal for an entire year). A good friend of mine felt the same way, and thus, he brought the challenge to DreamWidth at [community profile] embodiment_dw!

Everyone is welcome, whether to post or lurk - and to get started, I've set up a FRIENDING MEME! It's a great way to get to know your fellow journallers and maybe even make some new buddies. :)

I hope to see some of you over there!
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[personal profile] thesynchronomes
Or anyone who has an inner biology geek, like me?

This is absolutely adorable, and the price doesn't look too bad either. I've never owned one myself, so I have no idea what the paper quality is like, but the design (and I Heart Guts in general) is so cute.

I'm also eyeing up these stickers. My current journal cover's started to become a gallery of various kinds of stickers, from promotional ones to charity ones, and these'd look great in the collection.

Hoping there's someone out there also squeeing over the awesome. :D
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[personal profile] el_staplador
[this looks very similar to a post on my 101 in 1001 journal - have a look around there if you'd like to know more about the Mission 101 concept, but the basic idea is that you set yourself 101 tasks to do in 1001 days]

Three pictures, and a bit of text )
thesynchronomes: A photograph of a teen-aged girl wearing eyeglasses, with white text at a slant reading 'Lishie' (Lishie)
[personal profile] thesynchronomes
Hey, guys - ex-LJ user here. I'm really glad to find a paper journalling community.

We do the Embodiment challenge that's hosted over at LJ, which is to write in a paper journal every day for a year. Unfortunately, even though we try our best to, we haven't done the 'writing every day' thing. However, we've filled nearly four books and kept it up for nearly ten months now, and it's a record for us (as before we always lost interest). ^^;

Here's some photos! Most of my LJ-friends (who have migrated to DW) will have already seen some of these:

Moar? )

Nice to meet you all :)
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[personal profile] pippin
Earlier this year, I was stuck waiting alone in the CBD for several hours. Things were okay until 5pm, but then all the stores shut and I had to spend an hour and a half in McDonalds. While Borders had been open I'd bought a notebook, as I had nothing else to do. I kept it in my bag, and it's become my waiting book, mostly used at the many doctor appointments I've had in the last few months (how can a doctor be always an hour late by 9.30am? how?).

pics of the waiting book )

Additionally, I visited Thailand earlier this year, and bought a whole heap of notebooks (and other stationery items) there. :D

yes, I think 'heap' is a good word )
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[personal profile] inkydink
I took my sister to have her Powerbook fixed (so I can steal her Lenovo since she hates it anyway) then left her at the mall while I went to work. Brilliant bargain-hunter that she is, she found me a Rhodia notebook (which I'd been thinking about, but it costs too much, and I don't really need another notebook, but I was wondering about the paper...yeah, yeah, excuses, excuses) under a pile of used books at the used books store,and a very interesting notebook which she is still squeeing over.

(I'm not quite sure this was what my grandfather meant when he said that back in the good old days, they were all the 'men's men') )


Sep. 13th, 2010 05:28 pm
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[personal profile] melancholic_beauty
I recently bought a Moleskine journal and I'm in love.  I've been writing lists, journal entries, and drawing in it a bit. I'm interested in doing more to it. Are there any good websites with Moleskine journal ideas? Or do you have any ideas yourself? :D I'm also getting a Moleskine book journal in the mail; does anyone else have one? How do you like it?



P.S. When I get enough stuff in my journal I'll post pictures! ^_^


Sep. 6th, 2010 02:11 am
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[personal profile] qarael
Just drove in from LJ, and I'm pleased to see there's already a community for paper journals here :) Maybe the influx of new people can get this place a-hoppin'!

Anyhow, I started keeping a paper journal back in February, with the intent to write every day (you know, the embodiment challenge and whatnot). Well, I've failed in that endeavour, because life just gets crazy, and I just get lazy. But I do still keep up with it better than any paper journal I've had before.

I'm mostly text-only... sometimes I'll hit it with deco tape and stickers. Every now and then, though, I go nuts and get creative. I'll probably be posting some of my more creative moments in the future.

Anywho, here are some pages I have to share (apologies to my old LJ friends, who have already seen these!):

Read more... )
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[personal profile] valley
A couple of months ago this community was hopping, and then everyone kind of disappeared--including me. Oops.

For those of you still tuned in, I have a question (as usual for me, no pictures, sorry). What language do you write in, native or other?

I've always thought it would be cool to be bilingual, and have two years of high school Spanish under my belt, and this fall semester at college I'll be taking Spanish 101. I thought I'd practice it in my journal as much as I could, or cared to.

I'm just worried that someday I'll get an itch to read through everything but I won't remember my Spanish. Obviously right now, and perhaps for a couple of years, it would be more like Spanglish (we might get a dog! maybe we'll get dos!), but I wonder if it's worth it. I don't read through my journals usually, though, so maybe it won't be a problem.

I had read a Dear America book (a series of historical fiction by Scholastic made for young girls, in the format of a diary) in which the narrator, an immigrant, practiced her English by writing in her diary. I guess that kind of inspired me.
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[personal profile] adelheid
via [personal profile] gramina, I've discovered The Fluent Self and have been poking around it whenever I've had a spare minute today.

One of the many rather awesome concepts (and there are lots of those, especially from where I'm sitting mentally at the moment) is the Book of Me. And this is where I want my journalling to eventually go, I think. An eclectic mix of art journalling, text journalling, commonplace book, and Book of Me. Including random and helpful quotes.

Cross-posted to my personal journal.
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[personal profile] adelheid
Not my first attempt at art-journalling, actually my second or third.

Dreams and Flying )

Non-quote-type text is smudged. Hopefully sufficiently.
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[personal profile] snowsurrounded
(I'm trying to generate some content for the whole [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw thing, so please excuse me if I'm spamming a bit too much!)

I said yesterday that I might try photographing a journal pages in various stages of finished-ness... well, I did that for today's. :)

The finished product...

... four less-finished images under the cut )

Fun fact: today's journal entry contains the word "argh" three times. I am feeling a bit frustrated today, I guess.