"HELP – MY NEW LEATHER JOURNAL IS TOO NICE TO WRITE IN"

As co-incidence would have it, I have heard or read four people this week remark that they are too scared to draw or write in their new leather journal. So, I thought it timely to add a few thoughts..

A blank journal is the only waste.
Until you write upon it, in your own hand,
it is not your book.

Use it.
No erasers.
No hesitation.

You are what you write and draw – never make apologies for it. No matter how flawed, lame or incomplete you think your jottings are, your grandchildren and great grandchildren will treasure them as the very fabric of your soul.

How do I know? Because I spend many hours repairing and restoring journals from years past that the author may have dreaded to think might one day be precious.

Break out that leather journal and pour your soul upon it, unashamed and honest – your descendants will be grateful you did..

and remember – no matter how convenient the kindle and the ipad, no-one wants to inherit one. It’s leather, paper and ink that make memories. 

xx

4 thoughts on “"HELP – MY NEW LEATHER JOURNAL IS TOO NICE TO WRITE IN"

  1. wow – what an honour – to think your grandchildren and their children will hold and treasure the book I made for you.

    That's why I adore my rare trade. That's what I hope for each time I thread, pare, cut, dye, paste and sew

    x

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  2. I am using my Stockmans journal as a 'Gratitude Diary' that hopefully one day, if read by others, will show some of the most common and mundane things in life are what I am most grateful for.
    When I get my Atlantis Journal, I have decided to use it to jot down memories of my grandparents, parents, siblings, extended family and close friends, as well as those of my husband and children. It's what I think such a beautiful piece of art work should be used for. No fear here.

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