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Finally Finished & Blank Books

Hi! This is my first post to embodiment. I just finished a journal yesterday and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share with the community.

I've been journaling since the age of six, off and on. I'd been working on this journal for four years. It feels weird that it's finally finished!



Here is a picture of the journal:


I bought it at Barnes and Noble. I'm pretty sure they still have them there, too.

I always name my journals. Naturally, I named this one Leonardo (the cover is of da Vinci's notebooks).

My journals tend to be filled with text. I tape stuff in sometimes and sometimes I get creative with colors and different things, but I mostly just write. Here are a few pictures of things from this particular journal:


I taped in a Van Gogh painting that I cut out of a calendar.


This is just an example of what most of the pages look like: all writing. :)


I got a little creative with this one. For some reason, I felt like just making a list of words. The other side was me being frustrated about a lot of things.


This one was kind of a surprise to myself. I cut out the heart from a magazine - obviously I am not too good with scissors... it's all wonky, but I kind of like that about it. Then I decided to write around the heart. I had no idea what I was going to write about, but I ended up pouring out all these frustrations I had about my ex boyfriend. I was like, woah... where did that even come from?


Just poetry and henna. :)


I found out my sister is having a girl!


Trying to be creative again. Left side is all Buddha quotes that I love.

And that's all for that journal!

Here's the journal I'm writing in next. I have named her Starshine. Also bought from Barnes and Noble.





And here's a picture of some of my other blank books that are waiting to be filled. Some I bought at Barnes and Noble, some I bought at other places, and a few of them were gifts from my mom.



Whew! That was long and picture heavy! Thanks to anybody who read through it! Keep journaling, my friends!

Comments

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arliss
Sep. 26th, 2011 09:01 am (UTC)
Very creative! I love the heart page, and that it happened spontaneously.

I have the Tao "Two Egrets" blank journal, too, still blank. I'll get to it, one day.
c_liz
Sep. 27th, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)
Thank you!
I've had that one blank for a while... it's lovely, isn't it?
bombardiette
Sep. 26th, 2011 11:48 am (UTC)
This is SO inspiring...and I'm going to be checking B&N for that journal. I love it! :D
c_liz
Sep. 27th, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)
Thanks! I hope you find it at your B&N... It really is great!
scarbaby
Sep. 26th, 2011 05:03 pm (UTC)
I agree with bombardiette ! This post is really inspiring.
I am a text-only journaler, but I used to paste/tape things into my journal. I think the last 2 or 3 books have nothing pasted in, and as a result, I find myself writing less. So you have inspired me to go back to my magazines and find pictures that I like and start putting them in my journal again!

I love Starshine, especially because of the colored pages. We don't have B&N where I am (Canada), so I am going to look for it in another bookstore. *fingers crossed that I can find it*!
c_liz
Sep. 27th, 2011 12:58 am (UTC)
Oh thank you! I find that pictures and things can really help as a jumping off point for the writing. I'm glad I've inspired you!

Oh, I hope you find it, too! It really is an adorable little book. The colored pages were what I love, too. You don't find that kind of thing too often! You might consider checking B&N online if you really want it! :)
sirvinya
Sep. 26th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on finishing :) Your journal is lovely and very much how I journal. Lots of text.
c_liz
Sep. 27th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
Thank you!
primavera
Sep. 26th, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
Holy moly, I have the one you're gonna use next!
c_liz
Sep. 27th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
Yay! It's a pretty little book isn't it?! :D
arctic_wolf4025
Sep. 28th, 2011 05:51 am (UTC)
I like your style. Similar to mine, but you seem to write nicer, and your journal just looks more...finished and refined. I like it!

Congrats on finishing; keep on writing!
c_liz
Sep. 29th, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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