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Feb. 8th, 2014

I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has been so kind to me after the loss of my journal. I have taken your advice to heart and so, have started my new journal. There's not much in it yet, so far I'm just getting cozy, but I wanted to share what I had of it so far:

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The cover. A simple pink Moleskine.

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My address is on the inside cover (not shown), in case of loss (or swiped by an idiot at work...) This page I just put my name.

I decided to take everyone's advice. I'm going to write about what happened, explain what I can about the things I had written about in the stolen journal and then continue on. But first, I wanted to express myself artistically. I had a lot of emotions needing to come out...

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My first paste-in page. I admittedly found myself so nervous about doing this, very "but if I lose my journal, it'll be gone!" But now that I did it, I feel glad I did. Also, that had to be the most epic Valentine card I had ever seen...

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I went crazy with the watercoloring...

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I paid a dollar for that cut out thing and it provided quite a lot of fun! And look! A flap to put my calendar in! :D

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I also wanted to share the goodies that andjadesmiled sent me for our exchange!

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I don't know why the photos are so dark... Here we have a pink hedgehog eraser, two school notebooks, a Scrabble journal, bunny stickers, London stickers and Christmas stickers!

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The notebooks and journal... The paper in that journal is really smooth!

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Stickers and hedgehog eraser!
So many fun and cute things! Thank you so much, Jade! This has been really fun :3

And now I am going to sit in my favorite spot, inhale and write. I may never be able to recover those pages and part of me has a hope that it will be returned to me, but I am going to keep on journaling! Thank you all so much for your advice and helping out a fellow journaler!



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Feb. 9th, 2014 04:47 am (UTC)
I have a weakness for smooth paper. LOL I love the Scrabble journal! Love love love! I know you'll put it to good use.

The stickers are so cute, too. I love place stickers.

I'm still so sad about the missing journal, but I'm glad to see you're putting your new one to good use already! :-) <3
Feb. 10th, 2014 02:57 am (UTC)
Yes! They will all be put to good use!
I love destination stickers too! I plan to use my stickers as rewards and the London ones will be my BIG rewards :D ...Though those heart-flags may need to go on the cover of my current journal. I am a HUGE sucker for flags that are shaped like hearts.
Feb. 9th, 2014 10:39 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry that you lost your previous journal ): It must have been devastating. It's great that you decided to keep going though, your new journal is looking gorgeous already! I love your art pages. :) Those stickers are so cute too! *0*
Feb. 10th, 2014 03:00 am (UTC)
It still is devastating but I am trying to move past it and keep going. I find that the more emotion I need to express in artwork, the more watercolor I use... and these pages I was doing a looot of artistic expression of how I felt.

I think the stickers are cute too! They're going to be my reward stickers and the London ones will be for BIG rewards! And those heart flags may just end up on the cover of my current journal :3
Feb. 9th, 2014 12:26 pm (UTC)
Oh god, the orange and blue books! They look like the same as the exercise books we used to use in high school. I used to show my teacher my finished books twice, so I could get a new one for myself. They were my first ever journals. The paper quality was pretty good, as I remember. Orange was for English, red square for maths, yellow for science... then when the subjects split, we got red lined ones for chemistry, green for biology, blue for physics. The yellow ones smelled like butter for some reason ._. triggered ALL the memories!
Feb. 10th, 2014 03:03 am (UTC)
The paper is VERY nice, I keep petting how smooth the sheets feel! My old school notebooks had paper that would make a hole if you erased anything and pen was hard to write on it. I wish they had been as good as these were but now that I have them I will be putting them to good use :D
Feb. 10th, 2014 05:41 am (UTC)
Hey there! I sent these to Berry for this exact reason (as in the swap she sent me meade comp ones and I know a lot of US students use those) - We used these notebooks (the yellow/blue ones) at school as well (I'm also in the UK). If you look in Ryman's stationary they have them there! If you don't have Ryman's near you I could always send you a few :) xoxo
Feb. 9th, 2014 02:03 pm (UTC)
Best wishes on the new journal. May it be filled with beautiful memories.
Feb. 10th, 2014 03:04 am (UTC)
Thank you! It's being filled with lots of artwork so far and I've been collecting paste-ins :3
Feb. 9th, 2014 03:29 pm (UTC)
Good luck, my dear! What a wonderful start to your new journal!

Write on! <3
Feb. 10th, 2014 03:07 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
Feb. 9th, 2014 05:53 pm (UTC)
your art is amazing
Feb. 10th, 2014 03:08 am (UTC)
It's funny how a mess can turn out, when those pages were still drying it looked like a swamp!
Feb. 10th, 2014 10:47 am (UTC)
yeah how do you get on with the moleskine pages? I would sometimes like to buy one but have been underwhelmed in the past
Feb. 10th, 2014 06:19 pm (UTC)
The watercolor bleeds through the paper, but I actually like that because then I can paste things on the back and have a bit of watercolor already on there. Otherwise, I feel that it holds up well and the markers I've been using on it in my previous Moleskines are still as vibrant as the day I colored them on. I'm pretty happy with it! I've used ballpoint pens, my Sharpie No-Bleeds and pencil and so far only the Sharpie No-Bleeds show a bit on the other page. Interestingly enough, the Hobbit Moleskine that I have holds up to marker and my No-Bleeds a lot better... I don't know if it's because it's a special edition so they used better quality paper or what, but so far I like the ones that I have. I like to use the lined Moleskine journals with the hard cover, the soft covers are nice too but I found them harder to write in if I didn't have a table.
Feb. 10th, 2014 05:35 am (UTC)
Aw yay I'm so glad you like the items! :D and I'm glad the paper in the notebook is smooth, I wasn't too sure as I didn't want to unwrap it hehe! On another note, your artwork is AMAZING!!! I'm seriously in awe of your journals. If your last was like this too it's even more of a loss :( but you can get past this! I know you can :) xoxo
Feb. 10th, 2014 06:22 pm (UTC)
I do! So much! They will be put to good use! I plan to use the stickers as reward stickers and the London ones will be for BIG rewards! :D ...Though the little heart-shaped flags may just end up on the cover of my current journal! Thank you so much, it was really fun! :D
Feb. 14th, 2014 09:47 am (UTC)
I just read your other post and I'm so, so sorry about your previous journal - what kind of jackass would do that?? :(

I adore your Strawberry Shortcake pictures - as Lolis we sometimes get that nickname ... ^^;; and your watercolour is beautiful! I love Moleskines for that sort of thing. <3
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