Let’s take a look at my first Randomosity notebook together. This is volume one of Travler’s Notebooks (in the series presented in my last post), today brought to you in video form (find the entire flip through below) and some photos from back when I made it.
I hope you find it inspiring, and encouraging.
A great deal of creativity is about pattern recognition, and what you need to discern patterns is tons of data. Your mind collects that data by taking note of random details and anomalies easily seen every day: quirks and changes that, eventually, add up to insights.
I collect inspiration in all kind of ways, as you know. My Randomosity Traveler’s Notebooks is just one way, but right now it’s one of my favorite ways. It’s like making little magazine layouts on these spreads, and combining all the things I like into spreads of inspiration, information and memory keeping.
For example, I am into greenery and indoor plants, and these cool macramé hangers you see everywhere these days, so I made a spread about urban (indoor) jungles.
I love collecting inspiration, not only for “real” projects that I want to do some day or admire, but for inspiration itself. Like patterns, forms, colors, stray sketches and words I like and want to hang on to.
Making is also inspiring to me. Creating in the form of searching for cute stuff (in magazines or online), cutting things out, sorting through my ephemera, buying cute stickers or getting RAK in the mail where little gems jump out and makes me want to use them.
I love quotes, memes that are about “me” and crazy journaling, like this:
So what’s up with me? Being all wise and follow directions? See where it got me. I welcome disorder. Rethinkings. Because, deep down inside… there’s one thing I know for sure, that’s that I’m sure I’m not sure at all… but only sometimes.
Here’s the video, showing this Traveler’s Notebook that I made from start to finish, and a notebook storage folder that I made from a cereal box.
Flip-through Video of my first Randomosity Notebook
If you like it, please consider heading over to YouTube and leaving me a “thumbs up” and a comment there, it really helps with being find by others who might also like and be inspired by this. Thanks.
Here are some more photos from the “making of” this Traveler’s Notebook journal:
Thanks for hanging in to the end, and letting me share my Randomosity Notebook love.
Wanna take a peek at my second traveler’s notebook too, in a similar fashion? Let me know below.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful video!! It was the perfect excuse to relax for a bit and bask in creativity! I really enjoyed seeing how much fun you had filling this journal. Love the idea of a randomousity notebook! I usually get so tripped up and paralyzed by a need for perfection and chronology, but a notebook specifically created for randomousity sounds like a great idea and lots of fun! And like you mentioned, a perfect place to use/display all the little bits of life and emphemera that I want to keep, but havent found a home for in any of my other creating. Thank you for this encouragement and inspiration!!
Hanna – I “LOVE” your Randomosity Notebook and yes, would love to see your second one as well! : )
Thank you Debi, I have already filmed a flip-through of the second one, but I won’t have time to edit and post it until next year, but in the meantime I posted a few Christmas Journaling videos, hope you like those too.