Inside my Diary

Page for color infusion

When time allows I am always cutting and pasting, especially in my diary, probably because it’s the notebook that most often is close to me. It’s sitting there, so I add in something I find in one of my folders of clippings. Something that is colorful, inspirational, beautiful or plain funny.

Page for writing

Sometimes I add an image that cover half a page and has a lot of white on top or to one side… In this way, when I want to journal, all I do is write on the lines (yes this diary has lines even though I mostly prefer unlined notebooks) and continue to write onto the image. Incorporating the images into my journaling, notebook & life. Claiming it. Making it mine.

Page for Inspiration

Sometimes I paste in interesting books, quotes or interesting articles in between pretty washi tape and doodles. In this way I save the interesting parts of each magazine – without keeping them. Recently I’ve also cut out meeting doodles I liked and glued those parts into my diary:

Page for saving office doodles
Doodles from a boring office meeting during WITL. Cut, paste, cut, paste…

Then I turn the page and write some more.

Do you keep a diary?

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8 Responses to Inside my Diary

  1. Linda K says:

    I love your idea of taking random doodles scraps and adding them to your pages!

  2. Zafaran says:

    So creative and so good to look at! I love your journaling idea!

  3. Susan says:

    How do you organize your clippings? I have a plastic container that has everything in it and it is a pain in the neck to look through to find what I want.

  4. I love your pages. These look so good.

  5. Cindy J, from Holland says:

    Very nice to see this. I certainly keep a diary next to my art journal. In my diary I also put in clippings from junk mail like nice clocks, beautiful bedcovers, animals, people, home decorating stuff, handbags etc.. This way I don’t have to buy those things (also have no money for that), but they are really nice to look at!

  6. Erica says:

    Keeping a diary is my favorite hobby. I love when we get to peek inside of yours.

  7. Andria says:

    Ooh, I love these pages from your diary! This is how I keep my art journal most of the time…pretty pictures with room left for writing, lettering, and stamping (or I often just write straight over the top of them).

  8. I love your diary – it looks very inspiring. I have two diaries – one is more of a journal with written lists of ideas and thoughts. The other is all images, drawings and collage.

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