This is a small piece of a couple pages in my own loose leaf journal and the cover. I have collaged many of the pages before writing, or while writing.
The loose leaf journal, above, is one of my favorites. I keep about 5 journals going at the same time. The first, my studio journal is about my processes and what is going on in my studio and art life. In this journal I put pictures of all that I create. I call this type of journal a garbage journal since I make the pages from all sorts of random paper or samples in my studio.
Second I have a lined composition book type journal. In this I write all my ideas, work through first drafts of articles, personal writing etc. No one ever sees this journal but me.
Then I have my loose leaf journal (picture above) that I take on travels and around. I don’t have to worry about order of anything because I keep switching papers around and pick the sheet with the color or collage that I want to write on at that tine.
Also there is a larger journal that has large pages around 10″ x 9″. This journal takes a long time to get to the writing stage and since this one is new, I have been working on collage for a couple of months, there isn’t much writing in it yet. The tone of the journal is still taking shape and I am totally having fun with the artwork.
An affirmation journal is kept in one of the small 3″ x 4″ signature journals that I make. In that I write dream goals and affirmation, it is small so I can easily carry it and read it.
So don’t think I am driven enough to write in each everyday, but they all have their purpose and time and place.