Q&As have become an all-time classic. Whether on YouTube, Instagram or on many other platforms around the Internet, people seem to enjoy them. But in my soon to be three years writing this blog I have never done it myself. I asked you guys to send me your questions earlier today which I want to answer along with some frequently asked questions. If I leave anything unanswered, feel free to ask me in the comments.
How many journals do you have?
At the moment I am working on four journals at the same time. My traveler’s notebook with my morning pages and my “normal” writing pages, my bullet journal, my art journal and my junk journal. I don’t work in each journal every week but I love each and every one of my journals.
What’s your favorite journaling supply?
My favorite journal supply used to be Washi Tape. I have over a 100 rolls of Washi Tape but at the moment what I use most are cutouts from magazines and all kinds of pictures I find. I love it when my penpals send me some as well. I just recently bought some indigo liquid watercolor from Ecoline and I am obsessed with it as well. It’s just so hard to decide.
How do you keep up with your journaling habit?
Keeping up with your journaling habit can be hard. I get this question a lot and I always say the key to it is to set aside time for yourself to journal. If it helps you can also write it down in your calendar, planner, bujo… as an appointment. Just remember, you can’t be creative all the time. Over the last two weeks, I haven’t been journaling at all because I just couldn’t get myself to do it and that is fine with me. Stressing yourself about keeping a habit just makes it harder to actually keep up with it.
What is your all-time favorite page?
This is an amazing question but it is so hard to answer. I don’t think I have one favorite page. There are so many pages I am proud of but here are some I narrowed it down to four pages I really like:
How do you make your journal pages?
I don’t think I can give a good answer to this question. Each and every page is different but I guess for each page I try to get the pictures and ideas in my head on the paper.
Are you accepting new penpals?
Sadly I am not accepting new penpals right now. I recently started writing to two new penpals and it turned out to be harder to keep up with 5 penpals than I thought it would. It always takes me ages to reply and I am always catching up on my letters
These are all the questions I got for today. Thank you so much for reading. If there is anything you would like to know please ask me in the comments. I always enjoy chatting with you guys.
Thank you very much for watching my newest journal flip through. I hope you enjoyed it. If you would like to know more about each individual page I am showing you please let me know in the comments. I have been thinking a lot about adding a voice over recently.
Lots of Love
Just A Blank Space
Thank you very much for watching my new happy mail video. I have been writing a lot of letters recently and also accepted three new penpals. A lot of people struggle with writing the first letter to a new penpal, I included, as you don’t know anything about them yet. I hope this video may help you a little bit and give you some ideas on what to put in the first letter.
Lots of Love
Just A Blank Space
Last month I totally got into creating my own playlists. I’ve never really made my own ones before because I was too lazy and there are so many playlists you can listen to on Spotify. But last month I finally sat down and created my own playlist and it was so much fun. Of course, I just had to create my own journaling playlist. When it comes to journaling I love to get this feeling of letting go. When the world around me stops existing and it is just me and my journal. All these songs put me into that zone and of course, I needed to share that with you guys.
I am curious. What are your favorite songs to listen to while journaling?
It’s almost October already and this year I decided to join the fun and challenge myself to take part in Inktober. I know that Inktober originally was created as a drawing challenge but I am going to give it my own little twist.
My Inktober challenge
Since I am loving poetry at the moment and I want to write more poems myself I challenged myself to write a poem each day in October. To include my love for journaling in this challenge I also decided I want to create a collage to go along with each poem. The goal is to write a poem on the left side of the page in my notebook and create a collage on the right side. I want the poems to be my main focus which is why I want to keep the collages minimalistic. I guess you can say my Inktober challenge is a mixture of a writing and a minimalistic art journal challenge. I know it is going to be super hard to be creative each day and keep up with my challenge since I am starting University in October but I still want to give it a shot.
Setting up my Inktober notebook
Originally I wanted to handmake a notebook for Inktober but then I got three Rarbooks from my dad. I’ve had them before and just love them because first of all, they look super cute and second they are made of 90% recycled materials. The cover might not be Inktober themed but I created a second cover page that turned out much better than I pictured it.
I also added a table of content in which I want to record the titles of the poems I wrote each day.
Last I also printed and added the official Inktober 2018 prompts list. I am not going to stick to the prompts but I thought it would be a great source of inspiration in case I don’t know what to write about from time to time.
I am super excited to take part in Inktober this year. What about you? Are you doing any Inktober challenge?
Today I want to share my favorite Journal Accounts on Instagram with you guys. There are so many creative and amazing people out there and I love to find even more of them every day. Maybe some of the accounts on this list will inspire you as well. If you have a journal account yourself feel free to comment on how to find you down below as I would love to see what you do in your journals.
I’ve been following Jordan Clark for a long time and I love her style so much. Her spreads always have this magical vibe to them and look very light and calm. She also makes some very pretty stickers I have had my eyes on since they came out. Although my journaling style is very different she still has a big influence on my journaling.
My Journalistic Life is a rather new account and it is growing super fast. I love the simple layouts of the spreads and how she uses pictures in her post. To me, the spreads look organized and clean but still very pretty and nice to look at.
Cayle Grey is one of my favorite accounts because of her minimalistic but still very pretty collages. She seems to find the perfect way to put the pieces together every time and I love the colors she uses in her journals.
Meg Journals had to go on my list as well because of her vintage journaling style and the amazing collages she makes. I love her junk journal and how chunky her journals look. She recently inspired me to make my own junk journal and I have been loving it.
A Girl With A Journals was one of the first journaling accounts I ever followed and her account has exploded since then. I love her colorful pages how each page looks unique. I am not a huge fan of pink and purple but her journals are just goals. Pink and purple never looked so good.
And that is it for my top journal accounts on Instagram at the moment. Each of these accounts has a huge influence on my way of journaling and I couldn’t decide which of these accounts I love most.
Are there any accounts you love most that aren’t in my top 6?
If you have your own journal account on Instagram feel free to comment on how to find it in the comments. I love discovering new journal accounts