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These pages by Pam Garrison is so inspiring. Its for the Remains of the Day Class I am taking as well. I just love all the bits of emphema all put together, and she uses such unique items in hers. I love the Mr. Roboto knitting… so cute.
My progress on my books has been slow. I did the initial cover, but realized I made it way too tall for most paper sizes. So, I abandoned ship on that one. I need to give it another go using the correct sized height. (you can see my cover of my book a few posts back.)
Here is my problem… I am not much of a journaler. Though I love preserving memories and thoughts, … it also freaks me out that they are preserved forever on paper. If I am having a bad day and sound like a crabby mess… I would just assume not want that published (even though I know that is part of who I am, who we all are, …bad days are part of life). I also will admit it… I am getting more OCD with age and with this recent move I realized that I have 26 … yep 26 … scrapbooks from my scrappin days. Here is the dilemma…. I have no where to store them all. So, the idea of adding tons of journals is kind of making me… nervous. Do I want to commit to another art form that takes up space? The crafty side of me is saying — ummm yeah, paper is so much more fun than digital. The other side is saying … do your journaling in a digitally made book. You can print them out, getting matching hard covers and they will all look nice and neat.
I am torn… and I find myself trying to find a way to mix the style of the books, like above, but made in a digital way. Will keep you posted what I come up with.
However, … I do keep a lot of idea journals, mostly just pasted in pages from magazines, but… I am trying to see if maybe I can give them a more crafty flair. Hoping what will appease the crafty side of me that doesn’t get to play much anymore. I will do a post with some pictures of that book soon.
Does anyone else out there love to journal — but stress about the storage of them all?