Preserve your memories,
keep them well,
what you forget
you can never retell.
- Louisa May Alcott -
Do you keep a journal, my friends?
Do you write down your thoughts, your joys, and your sorrows?
Do you share your adventures and mishaps on paper?
Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do,
so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.
- Charles de Lint -
I have taken a simple journal that I found at Michael's
and transformed it into a pretty piece of writing material-
the pages are empty and ready for a story. . .
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
- William Wordsworth -
Here is what I did, sweet friends. . .
I picked out the lace, stickers, and embellishments that would adorn the journal;
I went with soft colors.
I applied hot glue to the inside of the front cover of the journal
and attached the end of the lace.
Then, I applied hot glue on the outer part of the journal
and pressed the lace onto it for a secure hold
and wrapped around to the back.
There was an ugly sticker on the back of the journal
so I picked it off the best that I could,
but there was still sticker residue left and it didn't look too pretty!
So I applied fabric tags and a sticker to cover the ugliness.
It looks much better, don't you think?
Some delicate paper doilies were tucked in between the pages.
Write until it becomes as natural as breathing.
On the front of the journal I added some sweet pearls
and a dainty butterfly.
My aim is to put down on paper
what I see and what I feel
in the best and simplest way.
- Ernest Hemingway -
Happy journaling, dear friends :)
Love and hugs to you!
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