It's kind of like when you put all your stuff in a backpack. There are books, music, papers, a Naked Juice, some old smashed gum at the bottom, pens, and a photo of your old boyfriend, keys, phone, right? Some of those things seem more important than others but when you add them all up, they are your life. Your portable life in a bag. A journal page is like that. It's about writing and sketching and conversations and roomates and what will I do after I graduate. But mostly if we are honest, our journals are about old smashed gum at the bottom of the bag. We carry it around with us daily, knowing it's there but not caring enough to dig in there and pull it out. It is our portable life on a page.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
How to Make a Journal Page from a Photo
Add all these ingredients: 1. A favorite photo taken at a friends house while traveling. 2. A conversation with a guy on the plane. 3. Recorded thoughts from from my personal journal 4. Cropping a section out of the photo. 5. Putting it all together.