Recently I found a journal I wrote for a 3-day-city-trip we did to Prague. I read through it and it was hilarious. It’s so funny to remember exactly what happened one day. My mum always made me write a summer journal when I was little, so I practiced writing during the summer holidays. I hate it back then but I guess it paid off. I love flicking through them and see what seemed important when I was in primary school. It’s hilarious! Did you keep a summer journal?
However it sparked the idea that I could make a diary for me as an adult to remember this super cool (insert: unbelievable hot) summer in Vienna. Since I plan a big holiday in November I’m not going away until then but I made myself the promise to seize every day (especially the weekends) until then.
All you need is:
– white paper
– black paper
– blue acrylic paint
– white pen
– black pen
– bowl and water
Put a little of the acrylic paint into the bowl and add some water. Stir well. Take the white paper and dip it into the color. It will add a thin layer of paint every time you dip it in. I’d like to create different layers to create an interesting color.
Dry the paper and rip it into the shapes of mountain peaks (or waves if you more into the sea… 🙂 ).
Take the journal and write a quote onto it. After some research I chose “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all”. It just hit some spot.
Erase the pencil drawings until you only see the shapes in a light color. Follow it with the white pen.
I wrote “summer journal 2015” on the cover and it looked so ugly that I replaced it with this black banner after the template of my mother’s day wreath. If you like to recreate it, you can download the banner template here. Stick it on top of the journal and voilá!
Now I have a place to write down all my little adventures and remember them forever.
It feels good to fill it with my daily activities already but my hand got sore after 10 mins. I guess I’m not used to writing with hand anymore. At least not something that expands over a to-do-list. So it’s a good training as well.
What are your plans for the weekend? Any thing special? I’ll be on a workshop on Saturday and hopefully out and about (the journal demands some special activity!) on Sunday.
Now. Carry on!
Such a cool idea! I love the look of the book and the double interpretation of the waves/mountains 🙂
Thank you. I’m already on day 3 and it’s hard work to write. I’m not used to writing by hand. 🙂
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