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Pages from my new journal. [Mar. 30th, 2015|11:32 pm]

I started a new journal the other day so here are the first lot of pages. I've been working on drawing hands for art class, so thats why theres a few pages of hands.

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Starting a new book is always a little strange I find. When theres not much content it feels a bit blah to me. Its nice starting a new book, but theres just that pressure for everything to look awesome. I don't allow myself to pull pages out. I'm allowed to go back and cover things up and fix them up though. 
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Bookie: One book to rule them all. Take 2. (Do the pictures work now?) [Mar. 24th, 2015|09:19 pm]

So, I have been journaling my entire life... basically. Let me explain:
I started keeping a handwritten diary when I was in the 6th grade at eleven years old. In 8th grade, I became fed up with the lack of privacy I had. It was very traumatizing for me that my mother and sister would sniff out my journals and read through them. I then started to paint over my words and draw pictures and glue in photos on top of my words. A couple of years later, when I was in the 10th grade, art-journals blew up all over the internet. Everyone was doing it. I never called my journals "art-journals" or "sketchbooks". I called them "Bookies". In 2008, when I was 20 years old, I joined the Navy. I still drew and painted after bootcamp. But, somewhere along the line while I was in the navy I stopped. I stopped making art and drawing completely (I didn't like being in the navy, I didn't feel like myself). I got out of the military in 2012, nearly three years ago. After gaining my freedom again, I immediately tried to find myself in the constant book I always used to carry around. I tried keeping a sketchbook. I tried a gratitude journal. I tried the DIY versions of Midori and Hobonichi. I kept weekly planners, which is a necessity to schedule my client appointments in. Nothing worked. Within the past month, I finally pulled all my old Bookies out and slowly flipped through them all. I hid them from myself because I didn't feel like that person anymore, and it hurt that I couldn't just easily draw anymore like I always did before. After looking through them, I realized what I had been doing wrong in my attempt to bring it back into my life.
I do not need separate books going at a time. I do not need one journal to write in, and another to paste photographs and doodle in, and another to plan in. I realized that I never used to do anything like all the Youtubers or journal buying addicts you see everywhere. I made my own rules, and only need one book for everything. So, my Bookie is back in my life, and I couldn't be happier. I don't feel like a part of myself is missing anymore. I will be posting pictures again soon, of the current Bookie.
So yeah, I wanted to throw all that out there. Now, let's look at some of my past journal pages within the last 3 years from all these different miscellaneous journals. I just gathered the pages together and put them in binder rings for each year.

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(no subject) [Mar. 20th, 2015|02:47 pm]

Hello~ I'm the mod of lovbook and I'm spreading the word and trying to get the community active again. The community has completely changed and I think a lot of you would be an awesome fit for LovBook!
We now have a new icon, profile, and layout! Let me know what you think below in the comments.

Now to kick off the new theme of my community, And to give you some fun stuff to look at... I present you...my journals and planner! (more videos on my YT ;) )
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(no subject) [Jan. 12th, 2015|02:16 pm]

[music |Banquets - Big Big Waves | Powered by Last.fm]

I've gone back to university to study visual arts and creative writing and I find myself journalling again.
It's not quite the same as when I was younger, its less personal, theres only the occaisional written entry, or anything related to my life, mostly its just pictures I've drawn instead or new mediums i'm experimenting with.
Still its fun, and I've missed livejournal. I used to share here often waaaay back in the day. Out of all the communities I was in this one actually appears to still be a bit active.

So I thought I would share some random pages from my journal.

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I bought a new visual diary the other day for when my current one runs out. I'm close but theres still a few pages to go. Its silly because its the exact same book, but I really just want to start the new one now!

I don't really have many active friends on LJ anymore, would anyone like to be friends?
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(no subject) [Oct. 22nd, 2014|10:50 pm]

2014 subbotnik

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A Miracle of Sadness [Sep. 5th, 2014|10:22 pm]

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A bunch of pages from this summer. I am still experimenting with different things and styles, trying to find something that would truly feel right.


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Freshman Year [Jul. 27th, 2014|05:23 pm]


A boredom doodles, for the most part. Whatever I doodle is usually inspired by whatever class I was in at the time, so that explains the somewhat random references. I promise they have relevance hahaha. Supplies are limited in class so that explains all the pen and highlighter. More pics under the cut!

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(no subject) [Jun. 22nd, 2014|01:10 am]

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Daily drawing | No. 14
Hey you guys, I haven't posted here in a long while. But I remember this being such a great place for me years ago, one of my favorite places on the internet. To be honest, it was maybe 8 years ago. O.O
Anyway, I thought I'd share something again. This is a drawing I made this year, it's really just a doodle. During this one, I was trying to do a drawing a day, I think I made it to day 16. My point was, I was so excited to see recent posts still happening here! I have come back to livejournal after a few years of having left, I will post my work in progress on livejournal, daily things. Things I wouldn't really share anywhere else. Hope you like my drawing. Hi!
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Decay of the brain [Jun. 12th, 2014|08:09 pm]

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I had been away from art journaling for almost 3 years before deciding to go back to it this year, because I have missed it. However, I have only produced very few pages over the last 5 months - I'm hoping to find more time for my art journal.

I feel like I am struggling to find/rediscover my style with the limited supplies I have and after the hiatus, so I'm not quite happy with these pages.

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(no subject) [Jun. 11th, 2014|06:53 pm]


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Good evening, folks (at least it's evening over here!). I come with photos of my last journal, which I took around the same time as making my last post, but just never put them up. Here they are, starting with the cover. Click the cut for more!

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