April 24, 2007
Round Robin Journalling

Over on swap-bot, I joined a round robin journal swap. Each participant decorates a notebook and then pass it along to her partner who adds some pages and passes it along again. Each journal makes its way around the circle and after two or three months you get yours back with nine other people’s art and entries.

I made a little hand-bound, linen covered journal that I sent to Belgium (but forgot to photograph). On Saturday, I received a painted & collaged sketchbook from Sweden. The Swedish journal had a theme of “seeking truth” so for my page, I drew this:


From the photographs of the other participants’ journals I’ve seen so far, most people create multimedia collages. My pen and watercolor stuff seems flat in comparison but it’s what I like to do. I’m a little anxious that simply drawing isn’t satisfactory in this case. I’ve never gotten the hang of collage craft. Still, perhaps I should have sprinkled it with glitter or glued ribbon to the page.

Truth is: the more variety in these journals the better. I should be happy with my contribution and not worry if it’s acceptable to others or not. But the truth is: I feel artistically inadequate.

Posted by kuri at April 24, 2007 09:05 AM


I like it. It’s nice to have diversity, creativity ,even in simplicity ; )
Your swappartner in Belgium

Posted by: Nathalie on April 24, 2007 07:03 PM

What a great swap! I love your page. Makes me think of Candyland for some reason - only with the abstract of truth instead of the chocolate fountains.

Posted by: Jenn on April 24, 2007 09:05 PM

Don’t feel you have to wear “Bling” just because everybody else is wearing it. Sometimes the understated little black dress goes a long way.

Posted by: T on April 25, 2007 05:16 PM

What you have drawn on this page is so recognisably YOUR work, I cant imagine it with glitter.

Posted by: j-ster on April 25, 2007 09:17 PM
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