7.07.2014

Words and pages.

Oh the corner of  my heart that holds all my muses, tight and safe, is surely ready to burst. In fact, if I were to show the lists I have on my phone to any professor I've ever had, they'd cringe at all the unfinished bits -- sentences leading nowhere, a surplus of topics from tiny poems and musings I write, to addresses of dear friends, recipes, HBO program reminders, and the always frequent flyer read this book! memo.

But perhaps the guiltiest and utmost accusable is my love affair with journals. I have much too many but never enough. They hold what comes out of my head at those unpredictable times of the evening -- and day for that matter. Art, poems, quotes new and old, pressed flowers and calligraphy practice are all tucked away between those covers. And I mustn't forget blackout poetry -- being terrifically challenging in all the best ways. It is my newest hobby. I do intend to come up with a sorting method, for space and sanity, but for now I shall photograph them. Consider this post an ode to my collection. Aren't they magic?

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  1. That they are. Little works of art :).

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  2. These images are so inspiring! I'm trying to get back into journaling and I love that I saw this post today as I go through that journey. :-)
    -Alyssa

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    1. Well I am so glad this post found you! I too get spells where creativity lacks and my journals aren't picked up, but I try my best not to fight it. It'll come.

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  3. I ADORE journals notebooks. I just can't help myself when I see a cute notebook. I have way too many, but it encourages me to write :) Love your photos.

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    1. Why thank you! I can never resist wandering down to Barnes and Noble on my lunch even to "look" the journal section. I'm glad to know I am not the only one!

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  4. I love journals and notebooks I tend to hoard them lol!! Such lovely photos btw!! :)

    www.ensembledeux.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow, those are beautiful. These journals are such a treasure :) I always have these amazing journals, but I never end up writing much in them, I think it's awesome that you just write anything and everything in them, they must be fun to look back on. And so beautiful, did I mention how beautiful they are?!
    the Earth through a Lens

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    1. That's always the case, isn't it? I have a plethora of journals just waiting to be filled! Thank you so much for being so kind! :)

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  6. magic is the PERFECT word to describe journals--i have been an avid journal writer since i was 8 years old. it is magical to go back & revisit old thoughts and memoirs, but my favorite is coming across something that you thought was beautiful, (a quote, a story, a line) and having it mean something different, even more, to you now. thanks for sharing. xoxo

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    1. I loved diaries as a little one. Something about keeping all my secrets and whispers inside of a book. I feel the same way, I have journals scattered everywhere and I'll flip open a page and be completely inspired by what I've written in the past!

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  7. you have 100% given me the inspiration to start journalling! i have always meant to, as a creative outlet, but other things always get prioritised and journalling has never quite made it to the top of the list. in love with all these notebooks too!

    www.timothyandariana.blogspot.com

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    1. It's a bit like one of those things you have to just plop down and do. I have so many plans and intentions for projects that just fall through sometimes and it makes me sad. Journaling and reading though, will always have reserved spots for my attention. I'm so glad this has inspired you! xo

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  8. Argh... Yes! There is nothing like a good stack of notebooks....!

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