i have taken a little time to start playing in my inspiration journal. my journal isn't a "thoughts" journal because if you have ever met me i will be the first one to tell you "I HATE TO JOURNAL."
what my inspiration journal is, is
- a place for me to collect bits of inspiration,
- a style guide,
- a visual journey of the artist i am,
- a place to play
- and a source for ideas.
Like an artistic security blanket, when it is full and bursting at the seems it will tell my story like a visual time capsule.
this will be an ongoing work in progress, but i wanted to share with you how i have gotten started adding to its pages.
the inspiration journals covers are a cotton print on the outside and canvas on the inside (the canvas makes it nice and stiff instead of too floppy), ribbon bound inside are12 white pages and 14 varied inclusion pages, covered button and elastic toggle.
adding paint, book text, stamps, photos, etc...
i love book text and masking tape!
more stamps (this converse stamp is my ALL TIME FAVORITE/postmodern design-hi tops in a box)
tattered angels and their screens
i love tags! not sure what i will put on them, but i love them just like this!
that blue on the edge of the page is turquoise duct tape...love that!
i skipped a couple pages that i left blank, but you can get the idea...it is all about building layers.
Ok so this is where the book would traditionally stop. but you can keep adding to it! i added an entire second signature (ok so you may have noticed i exchanged some white pages for green too). i haven't done much past the first signature.
you can get one of the inspiration journals i recently made, ready for you to start working in, an assembled kit ready to make (includes the how-to video) OR simply download the how-to video and make one of your own!
let me know if you have any inspiration journal questions!!
Also, look for my january newsletter in your inboxes today...has some exciting CHA news in it!