I want a billion different things in life. I want to experience so many things, try so many things, accomplish so many things. All of them changing, as I do. I knew I needed a spot to start writing about all of these things I want, to document it all, to keep my overactive mind from switching into overdrive.
This is how my new art journal was born. A place to collect all of these thoughts and put them on paper. A place to write in detail about the things that I want. A place to add pictures of my life, the things in it that I'm in love with. And a place to add photos that inspire me- photo's of places I want to see and things I want to create.
It's a beautiful thing... to have such a passion for life. However, it'll keep me from actually doing anything with my life if I don't find a way to organize it all. Once it's all down on paper and I've written about it, I can finally start to focus all of my energy into accomplishing these things instead of just thinking about them. A place to document my heart's deepest desires.
My simple title was inspired by the "I want" scene in The Notebook.
Young Noah: "Would you stop thinking about what everyone wants? Stop thinking about what I want, what he wants, what your parents want. What do YOU want? What do you WANT?"
Young Allie: "It's not that simple."
Young Noah: "WHAT. DO. YOU .WANT? Whadday want?"
Vellum, florals, gold, glitter, hand lettering.... only the prettiest things will do when it comes to documenting all of these beautiful ambitions. I've only just started a couple of weeks ago and I look forward to sharing more bits and pieces from it, as more is completed. For now, here's a basic tour. I'm trying to give a little structure to my art journal. Categorizing my wants into broad categories like "family" and "travel." We'll see how that goes. Right now it's a "no rules" zone. If I want to make a traditional layout, I do. If I want to make a pocket page/project life type of layout, I do. If I want to write a novel or write nothing at all and only share a photograph... I do.