Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Journal keeping.

Whether it is the Art Journaling tag, or my current Filofax obsession, I'm not sure, but I've been thinking a lot about journal keeping.

I got my first journal when I was a little girl, a few days before my 10th birthday. I started writing in it immediately and have since filled about 30+ diaries and notebooks with my (almost) daily writing. I stopped keeping a written diary as such when I discovered Art Journaling, but even my Art Journals are a chronological document of my life. That's almost 30 years of journal keeping in one way or another.

This morning I was reading Dispatch from LA and saw this video about a gentleman who's kept a journal since 1947. It's amazing just how much he's got in there, and that he's able to go back and find when exactly he met someone, or did something. Mine are not that detailed, and I certainly never had the discipline to keep up daily writing.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Filofax Friday #1: initial set-up

A few weeks ago, I started noticiting more and more videos on Filofax planners on Youtube. First Rhomany did one, and then Courtney did one, or the other way around, I forgot... They started me off watching many, many videos on the wonderful world of Filofax, and in the end, I just knew I had to get one...

After much research and keeping my budget in mind, I had my eye on a Finsbury on Amazon, so I ordered it. It was set to 'shipped' quickly, but a week later and just as I was about to contact the seller asking why my Filofax was taking so long, I got a note saying that sadly it was no longer in stock, but I could order another model for just £12 extra.... Hmmmm... fishy!!

So off to Staples I went and picked up the purple Saffiano in personal size instead!

In the video, you'll see me go through my Filofax, explaining things along the way. Enjoy!

For now, I'm happy with this set-up. I like the sections I have, and how I'm using them so far. I do not colour-code, but who knows, I might find myself using the same colours for the same items over and over and hey presto!, I'm colour-coding! We'll just have to wait and see what happens, as things have a way of developing on their own, so it seems.

And before I forget: this is where I got my little box of sticky notes, and the idea of Ta Da!-lists came from Mellamenia.

There. I think that's it for now. I'm sure you'll be seeing lots more Filofax Friday updates in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Art Journaling Tag

(I know, I know, it's been far too long since I last posted something.. Summerlong and life in general got in the way - again. But I promise I'll post more often from now on, pinky swear!) During Summerlong, Rhomany sent us a list of 20 questions about Art Journaling. Here are my answers: Please feel free to answer any or all of the questions, I'm very curious to hear how you use your Art Journal.