Junk Journaling in 2021

2021 OLW

With only a couple months left before Christmas, I thought I’d it would be good to look back at the junk journal pages/spreads I did on-&-off via the hashtag #junkjournalingthru2021.

This is almost like a 100-day project but runs all through the year. Reflecting on what I’ve learned:

  • My “style” seems to be evolving and it’s to do with the type of journal I am working on.
  • I enjoyed playing on blank pages when I used TN notebook inserts
  • I “struggled” when I transitioned to using journals that I have stitched and bound together using various papers. I don’t know whether it is because of the existing content already on the pages or that a few months after having made the journal, that it was not inspiring anymore
  • To give myself a pat in the back for having done so many even if I had to skip a few months because of work and family commitments
  • To remind myself this is for playing, a way to decompress, and not for perfection
  • It is so liberating and calming to rip pages and to intuitively collage them

As I was writing this post, I was in a hotel quarantining for another week, itching to get my hands on paper again, bind some more journals, make some fodder, and just play. After getting home, I took out a new junk journal to start in because the last one was too bulky. Excited to start doing some things and adding in some collage fodder I did while in quarantine.

What are my plans for the rest of the year?

I actually am not sure whether I will have time to do any junk journals when I come out of quarantine. I don’t want to make specific plans except for putting together an album cover for December Daily. I do hope that I will be able to insert in the few pockets of time some junk journaling and art journaling.

Thank you for reading.

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