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Friday, July 6, 2012

My Altered Journal

I have a daily journal where I write the day to day events, make lists and so on. In June, my second journal of this year got completed.The same time, I got the book," Artist's Journal Workshop: Creating your Life in Words and Pictures"  by Cathy Johnson. It inspired me to come up with this Altered Journal.

 I altered a 2011 Journal and for the last six days I have been enjoying my daily writing/sketching/ here a lot more than before.

Now a look into my journal:
I didn't try for perfection or excellence here.My focus is only in drawing something that is related to my life. It is all about memories that I want to cherish.

A blank page like this was altered in many ways   

A sketch of the skyride that we took at the fair

My son's toy cab. Though it didn't turn out well he was very happy to see it. It is very easy to make the little ones happy:)

A piece of jewelry that I am planning to make

Watercolor background

A new page for tomorrow. On the right doodled flowers in watercolor.

You don't have to pay so much for a journal. If you have an old book, glue a couple of pages together, paint or doodle the backgrounds, or do some collage and journal. I guarantee, you will enjoy it more than using any ready-to-write journals.

Thank you


  1. WOW, you have been busy this week. So happy for you and all these wonderful pages. I love your drawings, they all came out so good. Hooray for new journals and journaling your days, looks good! I can't even pick a favorite, love them all.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Susan, that is one brilliant idea to have altered journals!!. I love how you have put some beautiful sketches and colorful drawings in them. I should try this as I have many old notebooks. Thank you for your kind words in my blog :).

  3. Susan the doodled flowers in water color are exquisite. So so beautiful


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I am someone who loves almost everything that is related to art-be it writing, painting, crafts, music, dance; Yes,anything that can enliven my spirit. I am originally from Kerala,India. Currently I live in the US.