This week I am super excited to share this happy mail collaboration with @laia_journal. Laia is one of my longest penpals and we decided to send each other five Items the other one would have to use to create a page in her journal. As awesome and kind as Laia is, she sent me a giant package full of goodies from which I put together this journal page. I hope you enjoy
As requested I am going to show you my twenty one pilots journal today. This journal is an art journal dedicated to the album Trench by twenty one pilots. In this journal I am going to make one page for each song. I hope you like tagging along as I work on the song Chlorine. Lots of Love just a blank space
Almost everywhere I go my traveler’s notebook comes there with me. I have had it for about a year now and I am still head over toes in love with it. Over the last twelve months I have been trying out a couple of different set ups and I feel like I have finally found the right one for me.
If you open it up there are two pockets on the left side which come in very handy if want to take any ephemera with me. There is also one bigger pocket in the back which I use a lot more often. I put a pin from an Etsy Shop on the first pocket and recently added a picture of me that I really liked to the bottom pocket since I didn’t know where to put it in my journal insert.
On the right side you can see my current journal insert. I didn’t know how to decorate the cover so I used it as a regular journal page instead and I ended up loving it.
Inside my traveler’s notebook I keep three inserts in total. Besides my regular journal I have to smaller inserts in the back. Both of them are little booklets that came with a flow magazine. I use the smaller one to write down random thoughts or things I rather keep to myself. I also use this notebook if I want to write something down without creating a whole journal page.
The lager booklet contains ramdom things I wanted to remember. It is basically a physical pinterest board. Inside I keep magazine cutouts or lists with journal prompts…
And that is it for my traveler’s notebook set up. It really does work wonders for me. Do you have a traveler’s notebook and if you do how many inserts do you keep inside?
This weeks video is a short journal with me. Sorry it isn’t longer but I didn’t have much time this week to really sit down and work on a longer video. I hope you guys like it anyways.
Lots of Love
just a blank space
In summer last year I got inspired by meg journals to start my own junk journal and finally finished it. In this junk journal I collected a lot of words which sound magical to me and tried to create a collage around each word. This journal basically is a physical Pinterest board. I hope you like it as much as I do.
Lots of Love
just a blank space
With christmas around the corner 2018 is slowly coming to an end. For me it is totally crazy to look back to where I was in January and where I am now. 2018 has been a very eventful year. I have been going through my journals from this year a lot lately and I came across a list I made at the end of 2017 with things I wanted to accomplis this year and I am proud to say that I accomplished everything on this list except for one little thing.
It is also crazy to look back at all the journals I filled this year. My forest app tells me I have spent more than 230 hours journaling this year. That is a lot of time. Today I want to show you all the different journals I have been working in this year. How many journals have you filled?
In 2018 I filled 5 and a half journals so far if you count all my inserts as seperate journals. I had a little “wow-Moment” when I was holding up all these journals. I can’t believe I wrote this much this year.
This is the journal I started with in 2018 but most of the pages are in here are from 2017. I was already at the end of this Journal in January. It is a Leuchtturm 1917. The Leuchtturm paper is my favorite paper to write on but since I stick a lot of stuff in my journal the journal gets very chunky pretty fast which makes it very hard to write in it. I wish Leuchtturm would make journal inserts as well.
I then continued with this journal which I made myself from an old book by replacing the pages inside with blank paper. Although I love how the cover looks I hated writing in here. The page format didn’t work for me at all and the journal was so big I couldn’t really write in it. Since the paper was blank it was super hard to write in a straight line. I just hated everything about it so I never finished it and moved into my traveler’s notebook. I wrote a whole blog post about not finishing a journal after this one. You can find it here
In 2018 I fell in love with traveler’s notebooks but they were super expensive. I thought about it a long time and ended up making one myself. I am actually very proud of it. I started with two inserts. A Morning page insert and the insert with the boat on the cover. As part of my miracle morning I wrote a page in my morning page journal for about 100 days but then I gave up. It became more of a duty than something I enjoy. My second insert is the black one and the one with the flowers is my current one. There are so many things I love about inserts but I think the major argument is that they don’t get too chunky to write in them and I get to decorate ever cover. If you would like so see how I create the covers please take a look at my YouTube channel. For a closer look inside you can also take a look at my Instagram. I share most of my pages on there.
In 2018 my art journal style changed a lot. I started with the dark blue one. I made it myself from an old notebook I had by replacing the paper inside and I still love it. I also fell in love with the smaller size. In this journal I drew a lot myself using my watercolors most of the time.
The second art journal I worked in this year is completely hand made by me. I even made the cover myself. In this journal I mostly worked on collages. I don’t know why but I don’t journal that much in my art journal anymore and I don’t draw much as well. Most of the time it is the lack of ideas.
This journal is a Leuchtturm 1917 as well but this one is dotted. I started using in in August 2017 and it worked out perfectly because I have just enough space to fill in this December until I have to move into a new one. I have been carrying this journal around with me for one and a half years and it is still in perfect condition. I love it to pieces and I am so excited to choose a new color. I just can’t decide though. Without my bullet journal my life would be more than chaotic and I believe without it I wouldn’t have made it through school with grades as good as I did.
My penpal journal is a traveler’s notebook as well. It actually was my first attempt at making one myself and I used an old shirt from my dad and a fabric bag I had. I use this journal to put in all the letters I get from my penpals and just moved into my second insert. If you want to take a look inside my first insert make sure to check out my flip through here.
This junk journal was inspired by @megjournals. I have been wanting to start an junk journal after watching her series so I made this journal. In it I collect magical words. I have been collecting magical words for a while now on Pinterest but I love turning this little collection into something physical. As a kid I used to collect magical words as well but I always lost the snippets of paper I wrote them on. The cover got wet though and now is wrinkled which annoys me every time I look at it.
The last journal I started this year is this Inktober journal. I started a little Inktober Projekt but didn’t go through with it. Now I am planning to keep using this journal to write my poems in.
These are all my journals from 2018. I am still amazed by how much journals I actually filled. I don’t know what I would do without journaling. My life would probably be a lot more boring.