Thursday, July 28, 2016

Variations on a Theme: Journal

About two months ago, I discovered bullet journaling. I feel in love quickly. I feel in love hard. I've been using my bullet journal for about a month, and I think it's a fantastic addition to my life. I love how it keeps me organized, creative, and having fun. This month's Variations on a Theme is all about journals. Happy writing!

Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith

For anyone who's ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake and mess-making abilities and to fill the pages of the book (or destroy them). Through a series of creatively and quirkily illustrated prompts, acclaimed artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in "destructive" acts--poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting pages with coffee, coloring outside the lines, and more--in order to experience the true creative process. With Smith's unique sensibility, readers are introduced to a new way of art and journal making, discovering novel ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.

Rip It! Write It! Draw It!
Picadilly

Discover the newest addition to the Piccadilly family- an illustrated journal with witty prompts to help get you in the mood to write! Go ahead, explore the depths of your creativity and start living outside of your comfort zone. A participatory journal with 240 pages of fun and creative tasks to complete.. so you can Rip it! Write it! Draw it! anywhere you go!

Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling
Katie Dalebout

You want change. Maybe your career isn’t what you thought it would be . . . or your relationships aren’t what you had hoped. Perhaps you have a grand vision for your life but not the smallest clue on the steps to get there. Whether you’ve read the entire self-help section of the bookstore in vain or feel completely stuck on where to begin, you wish you had someone to hold your hand and guide you. You do. And it’s only a blank page away.


Gratitude: A Journal
Catherine Price

Keep a daily record of life's little blessings with this keepsake gratitude journal filled with a years worth of insightful prompts, inspiring quotes, and ample room for reflecting on all the things that make life great.




Notebook Know-How: Strategies for the Writer's Notebook
Aimee Buckner

A writer's notebook is an essential springboard for the pieces that will later be crafted in writers' workshop. It is here that students brainstorm topics, play with leads and endings, tweak a new revision strategy, or test out a genre for the first time. In Notebook Know-How, Aimee Buckner provides the tools teachers need to make writers' notebooks an integral part of their writing programs.This compact guide is packed with lessons, tips, and samples of student writing to help teachers make the most of writers' notebooks, without sacrificing time needed for the rest of the literacy curriculum


The Complete Decorated Journal: A Compendium of Journaling Techniques
Gwen Diehn

Now two of the most successful books by Gwen Diehn, The Decorated Page and The Decorated Journal, are bound together into one comprehensive and inspiring volume. The combined contents offer readers an unmatched collection of great ideas and techniques, from the latest supplies (papers, adhesives, paints, pens) to innovative layouts (mandalas, diagonals, cutouts, grids). Sidebars highlight specific genres, such as pillow books, nature journals, and illuminated manuscripts. Plus, newly added content includes journaling artist profiles along with galleries of their work, new techniques, and a new project where readers learn to make a journal from a butter box.


Other Journal Titles

500 Writing Prompts - Picadilly
The Art of Vintage Journaling and Collage - Maryjo Kock and Sunny Koch
A Book Lover's Diary - Shelagh Wallace and Scott McKowen
Finish this Book - Keri Smith
The Happy Book - Rachael Kempster and Meg Leder
Instant Happy Journal - Karen Salmansohn
Journal Fodder 365 - Eric M. Scott and David R. Modler
My Bucket List Fill-In Journal - Axel and Ash
The Scribble Diary - Lisa Currie
Start Where You Are - Meera Lee Patel
This Is Not a Book - Keri Smith

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