I love paper, notebooks, pencils, pens and markers. I have lots of sketchpads where I jot quilt design ideas and often chicken-scratch mathematical notes. I keep a gratitude journal and recently have started a journal of movies - seen and to-see.
But I've never been much of a journaler ~ although I strive to be. So when I ran across the Lil Journal Project on one of my favorite blogs, UCreate, I decided this was the perfect project for me. Ashley is providing daily prompts for writing or drawing so you don't sit empty-headed with a blank page staring at you. She's up to Day 16, but you can go at your own pace and skip anything you'd like.
She suggested buying a sketchbook with a plain cover, and of course that is the first rule I had to break. I made a cover for my journal using Rachel's tutorial at Stitched In Color. The typewriter and text print combo was totally her idea and I loved it!
here's the back...
Day 2's entry was to draw a picture of the first classroom that you remember. That was going way back for me, but I so enjoyed thinking about it. Funny how my first recollection was going under our desks for nuclear attack drills! What kid doesn't like to hide under a table?
While I was in the little project mode yesterday, I also made myself the ipad case that's been on the list for a while. I used Faith's tutorial at Fresh Lemons.
It fit perfectly!
My journal entry today was about simple pleasures and I got to use some of my favorite markers!
Hope your week is filled with many simple pleasures! . . . Cindy