Crafts & Hobbies Information

Sharing Journals


Creating a journal or diary that combines scrapbooking and journaling, is a journal that you can share. Writing about experiences and feelings, and including photos, ticket stubs, magazine or newspaper clippings, fortune cookie fortunes, drawings, and more, enhances and further explains those experiences and feelings, becoming a treasured keepsake for you and for your family and friends to share for years to come.

You can create a Sharing Journal for just yourself, for your family, friends, for work, and groups. You can even pass the journal around to friends and family, and have them contribute pages, with their own ideas, feelings, pictures, experiences, and more.

Materials needed:
Blank book, photo album, or a scrapbook
Colored pens, pencils, crayons, erasers, etc.
Glue
Scissors
Photo corners
Photos, ticket stubs, drawings, magazines, etc.

Decide if your book has a theme or not. Is it a family shared journal, a book about your friends, a book about your birthday or anniversary, an everyday "what is happening in my world today" book, or is it a book about "my dreams"?

To start your Sharing Journal -- Using a blank book or a scrapbook, you can glue and write throughout the whole book. Glue your item, say a movie ticket stub, (photo, fortune cookie fortune, articles or scenes from magazines, etc.) anywhere on the page in your book. Then write about what you felt and experienced, who you were with, what dreams and ideas were stimulated. Write above the ticket, to the side, at the bottom, all around. Be creative with both the placement of your ticket and the writing. Use pens, pencils, crayons, of different colors on one page to give the "feel" of your experience. Write in upper and lower case, write large and small, slant your words on the page. Glue letters or phrases from magazines on the page. Whatever you do, whatever it looks like, is absolutely perfect. Have fun with your book. Be proud of what you are creating. There is no right or wrong way to create your journal, it is your book, do what feels right for you. Then, share your journal.

Using a photo album - The same ideas can be incorporated using a photo album that has plastic sleeves. Insert a photo into a plastic sleeve. Then, in as many other sleeves as you want you can use colored paper, index cards, anything you want to write on, and tell the story of the picture. You can include a card that you have cut to size, and that says just what the photo means to you. You can write in detail about the vacation spot the photo shows. Writing about the photo of a family member, friend, favorite pet, favorite pet, your spouse, can be a wonderful way to record and share what each photo meant to you.

Children can also create their own Sharing Journals. Purchase a large book that is blank, or create your own from copy paper and a stapler. Get out the crayons and colored pencils and have the kids draw their day, their favorite experience with their pet, or any idea they want to draw. After they are done drawing sit with them and ask about what their drawing means to them. If there is a cat in the picture ask them to write the word cat and anything else they want to add in writing about their drawing.

Your experiences are treasured keepsakes. Combining the visual elements with your words creates an extended experience that you can view through the years to come. Your Sharing Journal.

info@the5yearjournal.com

Doreene Clement, a cancer victor and author of The 5 Year Journal, is currently writing a new book, Blessed, about her life and her cancer experience. For more information http://www.the5yearjournal.com 480.423.8095

Copyright 2005 OMDC, LLC All Rights Reserved

Feel free to pass this along to your friends. About Journaling, http://www.the5yearjournal.com


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Annual Holiday Craft Fair, Used Book Sale, Bake Sale, Table Raffle, and more
Madison.com
Over 50 vendors with hand crafted items for sale: seasonal decorations, doll clothes, candles, art, textiles, Christmas tree ornaments & wreaths, specialty foods, centerpieces, candles, soaps, cards, embroidered sweaters, quilted items, and much more.



Real Simple

Here's How Etsy's Resident Trend Expert Created Her Own Dream Job
Real Simple
You know when you meet someone whose job sounds so unique and cool you can't imagine how they found such a great gig? Well, Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, is one of those people. As a trend pro, she spends her days scrolling Etsy ...



EveryWoman's Journal: Self-Care Through Self-Expression
Madison.com
Take some time out for yourself and see how journaling can be a self-care activity. At this 2-hour workshop, you'll be guided through expressive writing techniques that help to increase awareness of your mental, physical, and emotional health ...



Intro to Genealogy
Madison.com
Learn what resources the library has to offer to help you get started tracing your family history. This program is free and open to the public. To register, or for information, visit www.veronapubliclibrary.org, or call 608-845-7180. The Verona Public ...



Money Origami
Madison.com
Origami originated in Japan in the 17th century. Find out why it is still relevant and popular today. The next time you tip your server, or drop a dollar in the donation jar, make it an origami dollar! Participants will learn to make three delightful ...



NaNoWriMo Support Group
Madison.com
Are you writing a novel for NaNoWriMo? (National Novel Writing Month) Bring writing to share or brainstorm some ideas with other teen writers and try our writing prompts! Meet at the Middleton Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 3 to 4 pm.

and more »


Press of Atlantic City

Ireland, Tiffany Ann
Press of Atlantic City
Tiffany was a talented artist and loved doing crafts/hobbies with her children. Her true passion was attending her children's sporting events and not only cheering them on but the whole team as well. She will always be remembered by all for her ...



Middleton Craft Fair
Madison.com
Large Variety of handmade items crafted by local artisans. Quilts, jewelry, baskets, shawls, baby items, winter accessories, table runners, photographs, holiday decor, note cards, potato and popcorn bags.



WV News

Brenda Kaye Giuliani Adams
WV News
It is with great sadness that the family of Brenda Kaye Giuliani Adams announces her passing. She passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of November 11, 2018, after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Previously a resident of Kingwood ...



Corn Husk Doll Making with Rebecca Webster - A Native November event
Madison.com
Join Wunk Sheek and Rebecca Webster for this traditional crafting event as part of Native American Heritage Month. Sponsored by Black Cultural Center. Past dates. Fri, Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm · Download schedule. Schedules. Occurred Friday, November 9th, ...


Google News

home | site map
© 2006