Journal with me: Documenting the Pandemic

Documenting the pandemic of 2020 in a TN (video journal with me) by iHanna

I don’t think your journal should only be cute stickers and happy times. It should be as real as you can make it, and that includes darker days as well as fun events, right?

Right now it includes documenting and remembering the horrific pandemic we’re in this year, and all the loss the world has suffered so far. I documented it with words and images in today’s video (watch it below), you might chose to document it differently in your journal, but it is important to acknowledge it in some way for the future.

Let’s start with my video, showing how I created another spread in my current Traveler’s notebook Randomosity.

Journal with me: Documenting the Pandemic

If you can’t see the embedded video above click here to watch it on YouTube. Please leave me a comment there and a thumbs up if you like the video, it encourages me to do more videos.

iHanna's page about the pandemic

Is it just me that feels like the pandemic is surrealistic, especially if I don’t watch the news for a day or two… That is one reason I wanted to create a page in my journal. Another one is that who will believe it later on if we don’t collect evidence about it? It is so surreal, right?

Documenting the pandemic of 2020 in a TN (video journal with me) by iHanna

The coloring page and the journaling cards I mention in the video is linked in my previous blog post In pandemic times: Living in a Creative little Bubble, check them out if you want to print them too.

Stay safe and take care of yourself!

3 Responses

  1. Thank you for sharing your pretty photography and video process of your journaling! You’re absolutely right, we don’t always have to create things about happy times only. We can document and explore everything in our creating. I really liked your use of flip outs on this spread. Good way to offer lots of information without overwhelming the pages. Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • I’m glad you don’t think it’s too overwhelming, I kind of thought it was a liiiittle bit over-crowded, but hey, it is what it is. I’m going with it. :-)

      Thanks for your encouragement!

      • I think the nature of the pandemic is that we feel overwhelmed.
        Reflecting that in your art journal is perfect.
        I love it!