I wasn't completely diligent, making entries or additions every day, but I consider my undertaking a success, and look forward to continuing in 2012. I've come to a crossroads, however. A decision needs to be made: Will I start a brand new book for 2012, or continue in this one as there are many blank pages left in it? I don't know how much more this beloved book can handle!
The current journal I am using is more of a sketch book, and I've been willy-nilly taping pages together to create thickness and resistance to leak through. I may get this one as recommended and loved by my guru, Julie. I like that it has the same dimensions as the one I am currently using, but with paper that can handle the wetness of watercolor, a medium that I've come to find I enjoy using.
But those blank pages will haunt me.
I took an online art journaling class with Julie last month. I blogged a little about it here, and you can learn more about it from her, here. One of the last projects we did was to play with the alphabet. We worked on just a few letters a day, and the whole of it looks pretty cool.
It gave me an idea of what to do with those extra pages. I think I will collect letters, and if I have enough pages, possibly numbers, too.
It seems like it could be a fun little "in front of the TV" project, looking through magazines and junk mail, collecting letters of different sizes and fonts. I can add any stamp sets I have. I may collage all the letters outside the outlines I made, and fill in the letters with doodles or color. I may have so many letters that the page ends up covered completely. I may get fed up with the idea and scrap it! Who knows?!
But I do think I've just justified a brand new art journal! Haha! It seems appropriate to me to start off with a fresh book for a fresh year, no? Yes!