This week’s addict tweeted me a link to a video of her collection, which you can see below. You’ll love all the variety of her journals, and how densely filled they look! Lots of tantalizing glimpses of pages fulled with text and art.
Erica also blogs at The Nerd Journals, where you’ll find even more videos and photos of her collection, as well as reviews. Thanks for sharing your addiction, Erica!
This week’s addict emailed me some lovely photos of an extensive collection!
In her own words:
I have been writing since I was 13 years old and have had passion for journals ever since. A good notebook inspires me and tickles my creativity, makes me wanna express myself on it’s crisp untouched pages. It’s always there, nudging me to explore life and to dig a little deeper. I mostly use Leuchtturm 1917, along with Moleskine, Ogami, Rustico and many more. About a year ago I started a YouTube channel called Journaljoy, https://www.youtube.com/user/journaljoy where I mostly do notebook reviews and comparisons, like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztpPojlHXpI
I am looking forward to watching some of those videos so I can see this collection in even more detail! Thanks for sharing your addiction, Journaljoy!
This week’s repeat addict was featured about a year ago with my first ever video submission. Now she’s back again with another great video documenting her growing journal collection and some of the life experiences that have been documented in those journals. See more at TheJournalCEO – YouTube.
Here’s what the JournalCEO has to say:
“I just reached 7.5 years of a journaling anniversary, and took out my collection today.
These are my used journals. I have more blank journals than I do used journals, but these used journals span 7 years… and quite a ways up my wall. Somehow I was expecting my stack to be taller after 7 years, but this is it. Maybe I’ll have to add in the blank journal collection one day too.
Connie at Dirty Footprints Studio has a lot of great posts about keeping a sketchbook. She uses a Moleskine, but there are great ideas and inspiration here for establishing a regular sketchbook practice with any sketchbook you choose to use:
The key is to allow your creativity to be organic. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself that your art practice has to look a certain way, or last a certain amount of time, or even make you feel a certain way.
Sneak it in if you have to.
I can’t tell you how many times I have stolen an extra 15 minutes in the grocery store parking lot just to sketch a little before having to go home and be responsible again.
Or the fact that my family must think I suffer from constipation because really I’m sneaking in a little sketching while in the bathroom.
Plus recently, I’ve decided to rethink my day and start going to bed early so I can rise early and have a few solid hours completely dedicated to my creative practice. This has really shifted my happiness in my life–and I can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner!
And last, I’m just going to say it…get off the computer.
But before you get off the computer, check out this video flip-through of one of her completed sketchbooks: