gokuma: (foxy gin)
So today I got my first set of washi tape and it's so cute! I love it! I'm also getting more and more addicted to cute stationery - it's almost unbelievable how it lifts my mood XDDD Overall, journaling and decorating is very relaxing and calming (even if you sometimes glue the journal pages together or spill the stamp ink on the carpet). I got some new stickers as well, and some tiny stamps - and I Squeaked out loud when saw how adorable they look with the new washi tape.

I feel this post is just me gushing about journal things but whatever. As the famous quote says, "You should do more of what makes you happy".

And here are videos of my two new favourite journaling people, Jumpy Jess and Ali Brown:







Paint-thing

May. 6th, 2017 02:45 pm
gokuma: (flower)
I have spent over two hours painting with watercolours I bought for about a dollar today. I haven’t used watercolours (or any paint, for that matter) since I was in the elementary school but I’m having so much fun. XD
gokuma: (note)
About two weeks ago I decided to return to regular journalling. I bought a new journal, almost the same as the one I had before, and one bigger notebook - "just in case". I've filled first few pages in the smaller one and realised I'd prefer to have more space to write (and decorate) and now I'm not sure what to do. Because I don't like ditching the journal I've already started - but at the same time I don't want to spend months and months with the format I'm not satisfied with.

Hm...

[EDIT]

I decided to go ahead and check if I'd like the bigger format more. I filled first page... and I realised it's not what I was looking for. So now I've returned to using the smaller notebook. I'm sure I'll eventually find some good use for the bigger one.

Handwriting

May. 3rd, 2017 05:16 pm
gokuma: (note)
I bought a fountain pen yesterday. My first fountain pen ever - I've never used one, I wasn't even sure how to write with it. But it does feel different when you use it - and the writing overall looks, I don't know, prettier? More aesthetic? Although I've been using my fountain pen for only a day and the writing doesn't differ a lot from writing with a normal pen (maybe it just looks more fluent). I can see a potential though and I want to practise so I could start writing with a better pen (the one I bought is a cheap, "training" one).

Any tips?
gokuma: (tea)
My newest hobby is watching videos and photos of people's journals. Mostly midoris because for some reason there's so many of them. I'm talking about videos like these:





There's something so calming about watching them - and they're so pretty!

Recently I've been thinking a lot about getting back to journaling and those videos and photos (so many photos!) are a great inspiration.
I won't be getting a midori because they're kinda expensive, but I want to have something where I could write, draw, colour and decorate.
I think having a journal is very beneficial - mostly because it helps you to remember things, keep track of your progress and things you want to achieve. It also helps you with creating a structure with your thoughts/daily routines (which is especially helpful when they tend to dissolve into amorphous mess).

Those midoris are so pretty though... *wistful sigh*

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