Earlier this year, I experimented with some different formats for my daily journaling practice, and came up with what I call the Magpie Journal. It's a journal with plenty of pages for writing in the morning, but also has different pockets and flaps to insert photos from my day, movie ticket stubs, postcards, or other shiny treasures I collect throughout my day.
I recently completed several.
As Oscar Wilde said, "I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train."
I love that. And the Magpie Journals certainly would make awesome travel journals.
Each is a one-of-a-kind handcrafted original.
Inside there are 50 sheets of paper, including assorted vintage papers, ledger pages and manuscript papers, re-purposed security envelope pockets, assorted scrapbooking papers, a postcard, a collaged tag (handmade by yours truly), and lots of other doo-dads like tags, stickers, flashcards, labels, tickets, ribbons, flags, and more.
These journals are the perfect starting point: they're filled with inspiration to get you going, and have plenty of blank pages to do your own thing. A fun and simple way to document your everyday life, or to create a keepsake for someone else. Or, as previously mentioned, to use in Oscar Wilde fashion on the train.