Just some new art journaling pages I’ve done in the past month. A few of the pages were created using prompts from Elsie’s (from A Beautiful Mess) Art Journal All Year class. The others were inspired by this Free People catalogue that I’ve been tearing pages out of for a while. So I kind of kept with the catalogue’s color scheme and theme, I just loved it so much.
I’ve realized that this way of journaling is a lot freer than the scrapbooking-type journaling. For one, you’re not using any personal photos and such, it’s more interpretative and abstract. Magazine images invoke a different type of thoughts and ideas to come out in my journaling that my normal day to day or event type photos don’t. It’s really nice. My writing may be a bit emo and depressing sometimes, but I really enjoy this type of journaling. I can essentially do whatever I want; it’s nice.
It’s funny. I’ve realized that with every visual journaling type thing I try out, I never exactly know what I’m doing. But I think that’s the point. I’ve experimented with a bunch of different things though, sometimes my journaling ends up being this hodge podge of different types of styles. It’s interesting. I, however, still don’t think I’ve honed my style yet.
Just felt like sharing a few of my favorite things of the week. I spent the better part of the week reading, so not much happened to blog about. I did want to write up a post about a couple of books I’ve read that I wholeheartedly recommend, but this was quicker and there were a few blog posts that I read that I wanted to share as well. (But I’ll still write that Booklove post. Look for it soon.)
- Looking for a good book to read? I suggest Tandem by Anna Jarzab. It was one of the books I got at BEA this year, but I just got around to reading it and it was so good, I read it in a day. It’s a YA novel about a sixteen year old girl named Sasha who lands herself in an alternate, parallel universe, where she is forced to be her alternate self: a princess. It’s a bit science fiction and a bit romance. It’s the first book to a trilogy and I honestly can’t wait for the sequel, Tether, to come out in June 2014. I highly recommend!
- This blog post about how Neville Longbottom is the Most Important Person in Harry Potter. Definitely worth the read and absolutely true! There might not have been a Harry Potter at all without Neville. That’s why we in the fandom have dubbed him a BAMF!
- Get Real: On Being Multi-Passionate by Amie from Completely Unfinished. I agree with everything said. I found myself a while ago thinking I should narrow my focus on my blog (and other things), but decided against it because it feels so suffocating. I like being able to do a lot of things that I’m really passionate about, despite society’s need for me to just stick with one thing. I’m slowly starting to realize that I’m not the only one who’s like this and it’s awesome.
Web Layout by ariestrash
brokenness was inspired by a F. Scott Fitzgerald quote which goes: “And in the end, we were all just humans…drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.” I definitely experimented with texture in this layout. I had quite a bit of fun with this one and at one point, I didn’t think it was going to come out well at all, due to the odd angle of the header. But it came out so well! I really love the neutral color of it.
You can use this layout however you want. You may change things like colors, fonts and such, but I rather you not. But if you do, please leave the credit! Do not remove the credit! Thanks.
This mixtape is called coming home mostly because the common theme of each song is being or going somewhere of importance with people who are important. I don’t know. I just get this sense of movement with each song and I enjoy listening to them together. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!
1. Lakehouse - Of Monsters and Men
2. At Your Door – Nathaniel Walcot (ft. Big Harp)
3. Colours – Grouplove
4. Soma – The Strokes
5. Off to the Races – Lana Del Rey
6. Little Games – The Colourist
7. New York – U2
8. Home – Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros