My friend Kathryn Costa – Collage Diva - recently posted that she was starting a new pocket journal and asked for followers of her blog to join her, I knew that this was something that I had to do, Kathryn’s blog posts and journaling ideas are full of inspiration. I had the perfect journal for this project – a pocket journal that Kathryn sent me ages ago – sometimes you have to wait until just the right project comes along.
I added a mailing label from a package that Kathryn sent me to the inside cover, just in case.
What I like about this little journal (it measures 8″ x 5.5″) is that there is still plenty of space to journal – I’m still working on the minimalist journal entry – I write all over the available space.
After creating that first page I took some magazine pages from my collage bag and created some journal spreads that I just have to add journaling to – which makes it easier during the work week.
If you are interested in participating in the pocket journal project check out Kathryn Costa’s Collage Diva blog or come back here to see what I’m doing with my little journal.
I’m participating in another read-a-long with Bree from All the Books I can Read, thanks to Allen & Unwin.
I’ve started reading and have to say that I am enthralled in the story, it is of particular interest to me I guess because I keep journals. In a nutshell the story is of a woman who inherits her best friend’s journals after her death, with instructions to read them. As she reads she discovers that she never really knew her friend.
It makes me wonder what happens to our journals after we are gone – do we give them over to someone for safe-keeping, should they be destroyed? – it’s something that I don’t have the answer to.
Come back next week when we discuss the first section of the book.
I am participating in a read-a-long of My Hundred Lovers by Susan Johnson with Bree at All the Books I can Read and a group of bloggers.
This week we have read and are discussing pages 1 – 88. You can see Bree’s discussion post here, be aware that it does contain SPOILERS if you have not yet read the book.
Here are some thoughts on the book so far:
I admit that I was drawn into participating in this read-a-long by the blurb about the book – ”A woman, on the eve of her fiftieth birthday, reflects on one hundred moments from a lifetime’s sensual adventures. After the love, hatred and despair are done with, the great and trivial acts of her bodily life reveal and imperfect, yet whole self.” – and the review by Geraldine Brooks on the front of the book ”A woman reflects on her life as an erotic adventurer, and through these vivid stories of the flesh, a mind and a soul emerge in full.”
I am enjoing reading this book, Johnson writes in a very vivid, descriptive style and nothing (and I mean NOTHING!) is off limits. The writing is very sensual, but so far I have to admit that I am disappointed by Geraldine Brooks describing the book as ‘erotic’, sensual yes, but erotic no.
I have yet to finish reading the book, so my disappointment may be premature. Call back over the next few weeks to follow the read-a-long and when I have finished the book I will post a review.
One of my goals for 2012 (no resolutions here!) is to improve my photography and use manual rather than full auto! In 2009 I took a photo a day for the month of February, remember this post.
have embarked on a photo a day project for 2012, thats 366 photos – it’s a leap year this year! Today is Day 8 – I have survived my first week of the project.
So here is Day 1 to 7 of 366.