I haven't forgotten the challenge! I will develop a blog on that very soon.
I have been a person to journal since I was a teenager. I have kept regular journals in which I have poured out my heart and soul, especially when I was in the midst of teenage drama and angst. I have kept gratitude journals. I have kept journals for work. I kept journals to document the quilts I made. I journaled in college so that I could fulfill requirements for class. I have written poetry journals! Whew! I truly believe that there are so many ways to journal that I could spend days keeping up with each one, if I kept as many as I did in my younger years.
I thought you might be interested to have a peek into my most recent type of journaling, that is creative journaling. I keep a special journal by my bed to write down and draw the ideas that pop into my head at the oddest times. I write my journal only when I have something to write. I don't date the entries. I just go back and look from time to time. This does give me some insight into what is developing in my brain.
Here, I was trying to develop different heart beads for an exchange, and I was trying to figure out the steps I needed to take to make a bead with a rosebud on it.
These are some of the entries that I have made when I have been trying to develop exotic and exciting names for beads and sets.
This was just a train of thought. Pumpkin ----->Thanksgiving Turkey ----------> grapes! I'm not sure how the grapes got into this, but they must be related to the harvest season. Most of these entries have taken me no where, at least, not consciously. My drawings are simple and one dimensional. (Oh, dear, what does that say about my brain? Kind of scary, isn't it?)
However, when the flow of ideas begins, I like to let them flow. In the end, it doesn't matter what is in the drawings, what matters is that the creative juices are flowing and venting.
Do you journal?