Yesterday ended a full 31 days of daily journaling, one page per day. I allowed myself 15 minutes per day and some days it took a little less time, some days it took a little more time so it all worked out in the end. I’ve already begun to assemble the pages into a journal.
I really enjoyed the process of choosing one memory per day to use as inspiration for my journal pages and I found that over the weeks I’ve begun to be more mindful of the things that happen during the day. Even dealing with daily routines, stress and other misadventures, I find myself looking for the small memorable moments in each day.
To make these daily journal pages easy and fun to use, during the month of January I used pages from my Taking Flight Printable Journal Kit as backing pages for my journal.
This Month’s Journal
This month I’m making a nature-inspired memory journal – a daily journal inspired by the elements of nature that I want to remember most. During last month I made several nature-inspired journal pages using elements of nature such as leaves and twigs.
I really enjoyed the process of working with these elements of nature, so for this month I’ve designed a printable nature journal with the theme – The Nature of Things.
This nature journal is also inspired by my latest online workshop – Fragments of Nature – and during the month as I create my journal pages I’ll also be creating a step-by-step, month-long nature journal workshop which will be included with the Fragments of Nature workshop. You can find out more about the Fragments of Nature Online Workshop here.
Walking around the backyard, everything is still and waiting for spring.
Words to remember.
A morning creating with my fiber art group. A small collage using some of the fabrics that were used.
Sunday is a day for quiet contemplation and personal journaling.
Making time for some contemplative stitching.
The birds at migrating at the present time so there are lots of birds in the yard and lots of noise.
The last day of the month and the final journal page for the month. Beginnings and endings are never truly what they seem.
I’ve begun to assemble the pages into a journal and have completed several signatures. Only one more to go and then I can finish it. It was a bit of trial and error deciding how to attach the pages, but I like the way it’s turning out. I’ll probably add more stitching and interesting bits and pieces before I finish it completely.