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Monday, May 24, 2010

White Wednesday

My romance with paper continued for a couple of days last week when I found some plain journals waiting for a makeover.


I used some of my favorite elements:
vintage photos, ribbons ,

buttons, antique lace...

I arranged them, glued and sewed...


until they were ready to record someone's intimate thoughts...

And then, I started to wonder...
do people write journals these days?
or
are all our intimate thoughts kept in some program inside our computer?


"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart"
~William Wordsworth~

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21 comments:

C'est Magnifique said...

Those are beautiful, you've done such a great job arranging all your vintage bits and bobs!! I'm not sure how many people still use journals, but I think once they see yours they'll certainly want to!

Tania

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Very Beautiful! I love them. You take wonderful pictures too. I like the journals...I hope you do more.
blessings,
Debbie

Jan LaFollette said...

Journals can be the most wonderful legacy you can leave your loved ones. I do garden journals, even those share and preserve a part of me. Yours are so lovely, something special made by your hand.

Amy said...

These would make great keepsakes and fill with the most precious memories of life
Amy

junkdreams said...

Love your journals....beautiful job!!
Happy WW!
xojanis

ramsam said...

I couldn't agree more! Let's not forget the beauty of the filled up page, complete with scribbled notes and scratched out words and doodles on the side. I love your journals!

McCarthy Designs said...

How beautiful, I love the way you have decorated the journals. I still use them, though not so much for recording my thoughts or feelings but for taking notes through talks and recording prayer points etc! xx

A Write Life said...

Those are so incredibly beautiful. I still write in journals - the paper kind. Love, love, love them.

Lori said...

those are beautiful...i really love "one day at a time"...the cover of that one really speaks to me...and i love the pocket!!!

Ginger said...

Simply beautiful, I am going to try that. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ginger

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

So beautifully done, Marcela. They are so wonderful, of course they would inspire someone to write in them, the old-fashioned way :) p.s. are you going to be selling them in your etsy shoppe?

Passionate for White said...

Oh how very, very pretty!!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I love altered art journels, each one is so different and unique. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm usually in a hurry when I stopping by to visit you. Have a great day, Theresa

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Oh...you girls! You know we love your photos as well! Love the stitching - so romantic & such a great keepsake!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Your journals came out lovely ~ I know many who do write in journals. Although I never have ~ for one very good reason....evidence:) Happy WW!

Faded Charm said...

Great job on the journals. I really like the saying "One day at a time". Great place to write your thoughts daily. Isn't it fun to get out all the papers, lace and old photos and just create. I wish I had more time for it.

Take care,

Kathleen

Sue said...

I really love those journals, a lot! Pretty cool and I'm hoping to find a few in my favorite store!

Take care, Sue

Debby said...

I love journals and this one is gorgeous. Beautiful work.
debby

June said...

Oh I wouldn't dare trust them to a computer file. Computers are funny creatures sometimes. I love journal writing and certainly I don't do enough of it. My children are always asking when they can read my many journals that I kept as a young mother and I tell them they can when I no longer know who they are.hehe...there's some private things in those old books!
Your new creations would make a special place to write secrets.
hugs

Cindy Geilmann said...

I adore your journals, I've been wanting to do one. My blog is my journal now days, you can have it made into a book.

Your journals are definetely keepers.

come visit
hugs
cindy@stitches

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What beautiful journals! You did an amazing job!! I especially love the little pockets...sweet.:)
Just wanted to let you know that I do keep a journal (sometimes, not daily). My husband has been encouraging me to keep a garden journal...maybe I'll start one. :)

Also, thanks for visiting my blog. It's nice to meet you. :)
~ Jo