Well, I've been talking about it and hinting at it on this blog, but I haven't really shown you anything, have I? I'm talking about the Moon Journal of course, also known as my second altered atlas and now in full use as my everyday journal.
Just like the first altered atlas it's such a wonderful book to work in and so very different from the two smaller sized journals I worked in before. Because it's so big it also means it takes much more time to fill a spread. I could often do a spread in my previous journal in one sitting, writing and all, but to fill a spread in the Moon Journal takes about three sittings. One for decorating the pages and two for filling the pages with writing.
I usually write one page a day, but of course a day gets skipped every now and then, so it will be a while before this journal is filled and my showing of the spreads will be a lot less frequent than with the previous journal.
Anyway, here are the first spreads for you to see. I love the full colored backgrounds. It's so much more...well...colorful! ;-)
I also like using magazine images again. I didn't do much of that in ROD2 and the In Between Book, but this book is just made for them. Of course other items get included too.
Just like always the journal is a mix of found images, bought images and self made images and texts. I love to mix and match stuff that has no business being together. I mean really: pirates and bunnies? A buddhist and a poodle? What am I thinking? ;-)
I'm not thinking of course. I'm just doing. I do like a well balanced spread, but a well balanced theme seems to be completely lost on me. I just throw stuff together on a whim and somehow it always works out. It's like magic, journal magic!
I also use a lot of scrapbooking stuff. Some journalers poo poo those kinds of commercial items, but I love taking them completely out of context and mixing them with other things they were never intended for. I'm really pleased to live in a time where so much imagery is available from so many sources.
I think it's the combination of things that makes it personal anyway,
although I do agree that my own photographs do often ad something extra. I know, there aren't any of my own images in these spreads yet, but I have a lot of them printed out all ready to go into the next spreads. I am enjoying the magazine and found stuff a little too much right now to be bothered by it.
I hope you enjoyed this first peek into the Moon Journal and hope you consider some journaling yourself. It's so much fun!
Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy Easter weekend!