Now look at that! Don't you just love the sight of a desk covered in craft supplies? :) I sure do! Sometimes I can't even see the table underneath anymore ;) Last weekend I felt happy, relaxed and creative, so I made the most of it. I had loads of Instagram shots printed and it was so great to see my year in 'real' pictures :) All the little moments and beautiful colors were really inspiring.
I then started my (photo)journal in a brand new Midori spiral ring notebook (the Polar Bear edition). I really like this notebook. It's a good, compact size and I like the simplicity of the cover: it's a perfect base for adding personalized decorations :) Only downside is the slightly thin paper: the ink of my new Parker pen doesn't seep through or anything, but it is visible from the other side of the page. So I should either use another pen or pencil, or think of something else to do with those pages...
After a bit of consideration I decided to have no rules about this journal at all: every blank page will be a canvas for whatever feels right. One of my own pictures, a pretty illustration I found somewhere, doodles, a pattern, an inspiring quote, etc. My initial idea was to have a chronological month by month photo journal... but then I realised I hate rules when it comes to creativity. It's such a mood killer when you disobey one of your own rules and then feel guilty about it, which of course doesn't make any sense at all.
So, no rules :)
I ended my weekend with this pretty lady :) She's a paper doll I got ages ago (2 years?!) for my birthday but never got around to assembling. So this weekend the time had finally come - and she's lovely :) Will post a picture of the finished result soon! :)