One upon a time, I could fill an inspiration journal in a matter of months.. These days, well this journal still has many pages to fill and it's into its third year. And that's totally fine by me. I'm really enjoying taking my time and watching the evolution of my aesthetics and design ideas over the years, but it did get me pondering why I haven't been picking up my trusty glue and scissors like I used to.. and then it struck me, I think Pinterest might have a little something to do with it. So as much as I enjoy Pinterest, I've decided this year, I'm spending a little bit more time going old school and devoting more afternoons to journal page making on the floor with a big stash of beautiful magazines. Here are a few pages from this afternoon..
Finds From Design.. Inspired by bright florals, modern prints and clever ladies.
Modern Classics.. Inspired by globe trotting and bright ideas.
If your a bit of a journal nerd like me and like to know all the lovely papery details.. This is an A4 hard cover sketchbook from an art supplies shop. I've been using them for years for my inspiration journals and I love them! Perfect for making lovely double page spreads and for fitting in whole magazine pages.
I'd love to know, are you an old school journal keeper? Do you still keep a scrapbook or pin board for inspiring bits and pieces or do you find Pinterest more accessible these days?
PS. I made a little film this afternoon of my page making process on Vine. It's a super fun little app and I'm really enjoying capturing random creative moments. You can find me @Her Library Adventures.