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P's and Q's 01/29/13

Prompt

"What are your top three morbid curiosities?"
- Soul Pancake

Question

What is your current journal like?

Mine is a small, leather bound one. There are bright flowers wrapped around the cover and it has my name on it. I've named it Imogen, as I think of all my journals as being "real" and deserving of names. I have not even reached the half way mark in it. I have not been writing long entries lately, just quick notes about the day.

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seaivy
Jan. 30th, 2013 12:30 am (UTC)
I'm using my usual plain old spiral bound sketchbook. I've been using this brand for ten years and the paper gets cheaper and cheaper. It no longer takes watercolor well but still I paint for expression. It has a pocket which is good for things that can't be pasted it. It's very ordinariness appeals to me. No great thoughts or fine art required. This is the book in which I plan, record, experiment, dream, complain and sometimes live an alternative life. It makes no demands of me and accommodates my needs.
On the back cover I mark the year, the volume number, and the dates included. I use 12 or 13 books a year and usually buy a year's supply at one time.
pinska
Jan. 30th, 2013 01:53 am (UTC)
I use the 5x8 hardcover lined Moleskines, so my journals, at least outwardly, are pretty much the same. :) My four year old decided to use quite a few pages for drawing paper, so his scribbling is intermixed in my entries. My entries are written and I try to use the same color ink/same pen, but this journal, I haven't cared so much, so it switches every now and then. I haven't been writing a lot, lately. I started this journal back in July and I'm about halfway through - I don't expect to finish before June, at the earliest. I added some scrapbook paper at the beginning and end of the book in a pattern that I liked - it helps to keep my interest, I guess. Shake things up between volumes. :)
arantia
Jan. 30th, 2013 03:08 am (UTC)
My Leuchtturm just ran out yesterday! But I found a shop at home in the UK that sold them, so I brought a couple back with me. It's hardback, brown imitation leather, but it has a turquoise blue elasticated band, page marker, and endpapers, to which I have stuck a bunch of post-its I may never use (but having them on hand makes me feel organised!) and a piece by a local poet I found amidst my clippings at home. It's 250 pages and I've divvied it up into three sections, but I expect it will take me two months to complete if I get through it as quickly as I did the last one :o
herselfonline
Feb. 1st, 2013 01:24 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you found a retailer back home for them! It would have been cruel of me to send you a journal that you couldn't buy anywhere close to you.
savannahjan
Jan. 30th, 2013 04:03 am (UTC)
My journal is one of those Mead Planahead journals. It is brown with colorful lines and polkadots on it. It has a lot of pages. Always takes me a long time to fill.
andjadesmiled
Jan. 31st, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
Imogen is one of my favourite names! Do you happen to know its meaning? I'd love to know if you do :) xx
herselfonline
Feb. 1st, 2013 01:22 am (UTC)
I had looked up the meaning when I named the journal, but I couldn't remember when you asked. I too love the name <3 According to the internet, the name means "maiden" and is the name of a Shakespeare character.

My journals so far have all girl names :) Ever name a journal before?
andjadesmiled
Feb. 1st, 2013 10:29 am (UTC)
Ahh yes I did think it sounded Shakespearean! I haven't ever named one of my journals, but I still think of them all as different depending on their covers and the time in my life I wrote them :D

xoxo
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