It's back to school time! That means all of the journaler's tools are on sale! Oh, happy day for the journal enthusiasts!
These are my must-haves:
- Spiral binders (purchased for 17 cents each this week!) I get them wide ruled so that I can add thoughts to my thoughts when I review and I try to once a month.
- Mechanical pencils with erasers as well as a few of the original wood ones. I find that the wooden ones work better between my teeth for the conditioning of my smile muscles! Seriously. And seriously, I can sometimes dig out a word or phrase that is stubbornly sticking in my brain with the simple act of writing and erasing until I am satisfied that what was in my brain is out-> and on the paper. A wooden pencil can feel like a shovel handle with the slightest of imagination. It all depends on what you are digging for.
- Colored pens are just fun to write with. I often find myself in a playful mood
where only color will do. I use them mostly for my notes alongside the pictures
I cut out or print that go in my artwork journal. I can add a colorful thought
that is like a different flower in an arrangement as the thought collage is
revealed over time. They serve me well and don't bleed through the pages like
the fine point permanent markers do, however I use them on my vision boards. And
I have certain colors for specific planning and goals i.e. green for money, in
- I want to share the two discoveries that have opened my #journaling heart even
more than ever before. First is the erase-able highlighter. I highlight thoughts
that are important and need some action. When I have acted on it, I go back and
erase part of the first highlight color and add a different one. It is a
horizontal progress bar of sorts. And saving the best journaler's tool for
last, is the correction tape. What a liberating piece of equipment. I recommend
buying them in pairs. When one runs out, replace it. With another pair! When I
review my notes and cannot read them because I have written over them, I sensed
a frustration that is overcome by creating a word or thought that is absolutely
legible. The finished page that looks neater and fresher without a bunch of
scratched out, strike-through blobs throughout it leaves me with a sense of accomplishment. That
must be important to me. Using the right tool helps me achieve a work of art that I am grateful for. That much, I know, IS important to me.
Your journal dollars go along way during this time. Please leave a comment about your favorite implement of
#art-ic-U-lation! Send this over to a friend who may be needing a little inspiration to make progress on their own journal journey. This is a valuable use of your time. Continue to leave a legacy in your writing. Create memories that bring you joy. Pick up the pen, and write!