Our Peek Inside… series takes a look inside peoples’ personal journals to celebrate their creativity and inspire others. Message us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a project that you would like to be featured.
This month we wanted to show you Alessandra’s detailed, elaborate Paperblanks journals. She told us some of the following about her books:
“I use my journal to write daily sensations and facts. I pick up all the memorabilia of the day – ticket, cards, tags, ect. – and I make a collage of them using post-its, stickers and stamps. Sometimes I use glue to put it all together, other times I make a little pocket to put other papers inside. I put in my journal everything that I want to remember, everything that is important.
“My goal with these books is to capture my feelings for the future in a way that is also pleasing to the eye. By the end my journal is a whole world to be discovered, with secret pockets like a little bag . In my journal I want to preserve everything that I find and see because all of it is a piece of my life that I want to remember. I like thinking that my sons in the future will discover my little world and use it to remember every aspect of my life.
“Advice I can give to other people is to love every single bit of the day – even the negative things because it’s all part of our lives.”
“I’ll often write in my journal a song that I heard that day that I want to remember or a song that I’m listening to when I’m writing”
“I used to put a little face on the pages to remember how I felt on that particular day.”
“I create mini-prints of my photo using a Canon Selphy CP810 and a Polaroid Pogo. The size is perfect for my journal.”
“Sometimes I draw something and put it in my journal with a paperclip.”
“I love stationery and I use a lot of it in my journal.”