Journaling with a squeeze of lime...
Playing around with each sentence in your mind to make your thoughts concise. It took about 3 days to write this page, one of two I did during our trip to Mexico. I worked on these pages in black PITT pen late each evening on a chaise while the kids were in the pool.
Slow journaling helps focus your thoughts. It's documentation in a unique and creative way. It lets you explore a subject. In Slow Journaling in Ink, I wrote in detail about the sunset over the soccer fields, using a Rapidograph technical pen.
So here's how to set up your page for slow journaling. Draw wavy lines on paper or in a moleskine. Pictured is a 5x8" watercolor moleskine. Write vertically between the lines, trying to control the pen so that the letters are kept neatly between the lines. This means writing slowly, focusing one word one at a time, one letter at a time.
In Altered Book: black.magenta, I used slow journaling to write thoughts on several art challenges.
It reminds me of Haiku, where you put together phrases by carefully selecting each word for a specific meaning, working carefully within the constraint of syllables.