A simple, clean, unembellished journal. Novel concept. I read about this dynamite idea on iHanna's blog and, as with so many things, it hit at just the right time. She wrote about creating a 'restraint journal' - a small notebook where you can create simple, quick collages on a plain white background and use up the scraps on your table. You had me at restraint. Like Hanna, restraint is something I don't usually practice, but once I got started on this journal, I couldn't stop!
I have a stack of inspiration pieces that I've printed out or cut from magazines and didn't quite know how to save them. I wanted them accessible but not just stuffed in an envelope or box. I'd been mulling it over for a week or two and then saw Hanna's blog post. Genius!
Some tissue paper and a dab of one of my new washi tapes above.
I love the idea of grabbing whatever is on hand from my pile of scraps and concocting a quick composition. Key word: quick. I can play with color, with shapes, not so much with actual texture, but with visual texture. The best part - I can play with my glue and paper and still watch TV - the best kind of multi tasking!
Michelle Ward advocates it as well: Create a journal page that has minimal elements, less clutter, and more breathing room. I’m not saying that less is better than more; I’m simply asking you to try it. As we know, there are no rules when it comes to visual journaling.
Thanks Hanna & Michelle!