Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New way of journaling

I am trying out this new way of journaling. I just sketch out highlights of my day and write about it. I am finding it stretches me a bit more and then later I look back and can see what my day was like. I really think I am going to like this a lot. This is in preparation for my experiment that I am going to start in September where I am going to combine my datebook with my journal. I think I have an idea of how I am going to do it but will have to think it through to make sure it will work. Finding the right journal and datebook is kind of like finding the right purse. I am always on the hunt for the prefect one. I saw the movie Julie & Julia. Oh my goodness, I loved it! Meryl Streep is amazing. It took place in Paris and New York. That sold me from the first moment. I could so relate to how Julia loved Paris and I wished that I was as fearless as she was. As soon as I left the theater, I wanted to go right back in and see it again. I also loved the Julie character because of how she was lost and then found herself through blogging. She said that she was drowning and Julia reached out and pulled her right out of the ocean. And to top it off, they both have the most supportive and sweet husbands. The whole film was just wonderful.
The last two days I have been in a funk. I think it is because the stretch of beautiful weather we have been having came to an end. I am glad for the rain because my plants and lawn really needed a drink but the gray skies give me a headache. Anyway, today when my morning got changed by the rain, I dressed myself up in my new boots and the amazing Ann Taylor skirt I found at the Goodwill and headed over to my nieces store to buy art supplies. She was having a great sale and we talked about travel and Paris and Ireland and all the fun places we should go to next. Then when I got home the books I ordered had come in the mail. It turned out to be a very nice day after all.

10 comments:

Mary said...

Hey Teri let me know how the datebook/journal thing comes along.
Yes, I am always on the lookout for the perfect purse (love them) and the perfect datebook!! I use a big one, then a smaller one because the big one is to big to haul around. Then the little one does not hold everything I shove in it and there is not enough room to write!! But then I keep one journal for Bible Study, reading, and prayer!! That one I keep separate, but have thought of combining it with my datebook, but imagine how big that would have to be!!! lol Then I would have to get another BIG bag to carry it all in!!! Then that would lead to more chiropractor appointments because of the weight of it all!!! :) :) :)

Oh well, let me know if you figure it out!!! I have such love hate relationship with jounrals and papers I'll never figure it out!!! lol Do you like pens too???

Have a great day!!

Hugs!

Kim Fyler said...

Hi Teri Leigh,

It's Kim Fyler. I haven't been around for a while and wanted to pop in to say hi. I love your new journaling style!!! :) What are you using for the colors? I love them!

Kim

Teri Leigh said...

Kim, I am using watercolors and some markers. I am really loving the watercolor look and it is easy to carry around too. I will keep you all abreast of my journal/datebook experiment.
And yes Mary, I love pens. I think I own hundreds, ugh.

lori vliegen said...

your journal pages are wonderful! i just started keeping a journal and i'm using the same approach/style as you are....and i agree, it's a lot of fun!! i have mine more sectioned off into boxes....i really like your more relaxed style....i'm going to give that a try! :)

Tara said...

Hope you don't mind me following along with you and your neat, very inspiring blog. I found you via Lori @ Elvie Studio...love her blog too.
I love the journaling. That looks very theraputic and I am all about that!

Carol Sloan said...

how very cool! I love your art journal pages.

Julie said...

Teri, I just found your blog, I love, love , love it! Your style is awesome. You have a new follower, Thanks for sharing!!

Shelley Malone said...

The datebook/journal thing is GENIUS. And your pages are so, SO pretty! The watercolours are gorgeous... thanks for sharing!

WingingIt said...

i just spent a weekend with my grandkids...wish you were there to journal for me...loving your style!!!

Teri Leigh said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by. I wish I could scoop you all up and meet to do some art journaling together. What fun that would be.