Sharing Journals By Doreene Clement
Creating a journal, diary, or diaries that combines scrapbooking and journaling, is a journal that you can share. Writing about experiences and feelings, and including photos, ticket stubs, magazine or newspaper clippings, fortune cookie fortunes, drawings, and more, enhances and further explains those experiences and feelings, becoming a treasured keepsake for you and for your family and friends to share for years to come.
You can create a Sharing Journal for just yourself, for your family, friends, for work, and groups. You can even pass journal around to friends and family, and have them contribute pages, with their own ideas, feelings, pictures, experiences, and more.
Materials needed: Blank book, photo album, or a scrapbook Colored pens, pencils, crayons, erasers, etc. Glue Scissors Photo corners Photos, ticket stubs, drawings, magazines, etc.
Decide if your book has a theme or not. Is it a family shared journal, a book about your friends, a book about your birthday or anniversary, an everyday "what is happening in my world today" book, or is it a book about "my dreams"?
To start your Sharing Journal, diary or diaries -- Using a blank book or a scrapbook, you can glue and write throughout whole book. Glue your item, say a movie ticket stub, (photo, fortune cookie fortune, articles or scenes from magazines, etc.) anywhere on page in your book. Then write about what you felt and experienced, who you were with, what dreams and ideas were stimulated. Write above ticket, to side, at bottom, all around. Be creative with both placement of your ticket and writing. Use pens, pencils, crayons, of different colors on one page to give "feel" of your experience. Write in upper and lower case, write large and small, slant your words on page. Glue letters or phrases from magazines on page. Whatever you do, whatever it looks like, is absolutely perfect. Have fun with your book. Be proud of what you are creating. There is no right or wrong way to create your journal, it is your book, do what feels right for you. Then, share your journal.