I love the idea of keeping a journal of just images. I sometimes paste clippings and images into my notebooks, but I don’t do it as often as I should. The link where I found the quote below has inspired me to give it another shot:
…when you glue a picture, or a swatch of material into a book and make a note beside it about how it makes you feel, you have created something that you can not only see, but that you can also feel- both physically and emotionally. You are also engaging with the material by making a comment about it and this is where creativity can be sparked. There is also something wonderful about gathering your visual journals and sitting down with them long after the last page has been filled and going back through them. Examining the images again, questioning how they now make you feel; perhaps seeing something you did not see before.
It’s so true– whenever I see pictures of other people’s notebooks, the ones that have color and texture and collage-y bits always intrigue me the most. They have an impact that is lacking in even the most beautifully written word-only journals. Do you keep a visual journal? Is this the same as a scrapbook, or somehow different?
Read more at Keeping a Visual/Inspiration Journal | Event Experts.