Traveler's Notebook Flipthrough
Here is a quick video flipthrough of what I've done in my traveler's notebook thus far! Watch the video below or on YouTube:
I started using my traveler's notebook as an art journal in late September, and I've been trying to make a habit of journaling daily. So far I've been on track with the weekly notebook, jotting down a few significant things about each day. As for the blank grid notebook, I fill that in when the mood strikes. I'm pretty relaxed about this so called 'daily' journal. If I have the time, energy and inspiration to write & decorate a whole page that day, great! If my day is jam-packed with work, my dogs, social events, or life in general, I don't feel too guilty about missing a few days.
I'm loving the traveler's notebook system so far. The paper quality is fantastic, and I like how you can have multiple notebooks inside of the cover, switch out notebooks as needed, and set them up in any order you like. After I finish these notebooks, I plan on switching up my setup to keep it fresh.
A Side Note on Penmanship
A lot of people on Instagram have commented or asked about my handwriting and how neat it is. First of all, thank you so much! It actually took me quite a while to grow into my handwriting and like it. I've gone through many handwriting phases growing up, which might have something to do with my perfectionist tendencies. I had mandatory penmanship classes in school when I was 6 years old until 10 years old, and we had points taken off for sloppy writing. Ever since those early years I've been obsessed with having very neat, tidy handwriting. I would start a new notebook, decide that my handwriting wasn't good enough, and rip out pages or start a new notebook. Since then, I've learned to appreciate the quirks of my penmanship when I write faster, which would have bothered me ages ago. Like with many things, dedicated practice and repetition is the key to having neater handwriting. I have also found that writing smaller tends to help make handwriting seem neater. I might go more in-depth about handwriting with a video or blog post in the future!
Traveler's Notebook Cover & Blank Insert (Amazon)
Free Diary Weekly and Memo (refill 019) (Amazon)
Grid Notebook (refill 002) (Amazon)
Connection Bands (refill 021) (Amazon)
Craft File Folder (refill 020) (Amazon)
Clear Zipper Pocket (refill 008) (Amazon)
Tim Holtz Leaf Charms (Amazon)
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