Friday, February 18, 2011
Got new journals bound...
We all seem to be of two minds about a brand new, pristine journal, especially a handbound one! Since I make my own, it may be a tiny bit less of an issue, but sometimes we're a little intimidated by that First Blank Page. Clean, snowy paper. Full of possibilites...full of.....................blank paper!
What do YOU do to get past that fear of white paper? I wrote a whole article about that once, and if I can find it, I'll post it!
You saw Fred Crowley's opening page last week; Liz Steel often sketches her current paint set as a first page...if you've got a tradition like that, go for it!
Add a quote you like, and illustrate it.
Draw the first thing that comes to mind.
Or skip a few pages, and let the journal itself tell you what to put there.
Do be sure to add contact info either in the front or back of your journal so it can be returned to you if lost. I know several people who have been VERY glad they did that.
Personally? I'm excited about having all these choices, now, and can't wait to finish the last three pages in the one I'm using!