4/22/12

restrained journal

Remember a couple of weeks ago I introduced you to my 'restraint journal' (inspired by Hanna at iHanna).  I love the quick results, the collage composition practice, the ability to use up fragments from my desk and most of all, a place to keep the random pieces of inspiration I find.  I spent a couple of happy hours this morning adding to the journal.

 Usually I try to have some cohesion between the two pages, but sometimes it's more apparent and intentional than others.


Sometimes the inspiration piece is too big (my journal is 5x7) so I have a few folded or layered pages.


Sometimes the inspiration is a color combo or a bloom (what doodles or shapes can I take from this ranunculus?


I love a striking and unusual flower arrangement that reminds me of my days as a florist. This one is yummy.
Have you tried a similar type of journal yet?  One that is simple in layout and no fancy or involved painted or embellished backgrounds?  It's freeing - try it.

6 comments:

  1. I think I need to start one of these journals - it seems like a great way to round up my favorite little bits and to practice some simple composition without completely over thinking it or getting crazy-messy. I'm very drawn to your rectangle page.

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  2. Spectacular, this is really something special. The very first spread is pulling me right in. xox

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  3. Loving your journal, Terrie. Alot. My faves are the ones with the purple shades. Really grabs me. :)

    Hugs

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  4. wonderful pages Terrie. I bought the book but haven't started filling it yet... Really love the first page! Thanks for sharing! xx

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  5. I really like this style of journal. With this notion it frees you up to put in whatever you want and I always find that using things to hand often works better than expected. Wonderful!
    xxx

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