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The List Journal Project: Things I Collect for my Art Journal



The List Journal Project is about writing lists in your journal. Hanna and I made each other stitched journals especially for the project, and we are opening our journals and sharing our lists with you each Saturday until we finish our journals.

We hope that you will play along! You can write a list on an index card, type a list in a funky font and print it and glue it into your art journal, hand write a list onto an art journal page, or add a list box to the corner of that day's to-do list. In any way you wish.

Art journalists are collectors. We walk into post offices, banks, chinese groceries, anywhere, and one eye is always on the lookout for JOURNAL FODDER. We get a package with a pretty blue velvet ribbon and our first thought is how we might use it in our art journal. We are built this way. We simply have to do it. And then we mail stuff we collect, the extras, to our friends around the world for their art journals. So the list for today is "Things I Collect for my Art Journal" and this could be things you collect on purpose {like foreign postage stamps, old books, museum maps}, things you just happen to accumulate {like perhaps tissue paper from gifts}, and even things you buy {like Neocolors or fluid acrylics} or make {like eraser stamps}.

Please join us in our creative list-making adventure!

Use this button if you want to play along with us and link to Hanna or Tammy {either one is fine!!!} Next Saturday we’ll post the next list prompt! Be sure to pop over to Hanna's introduction to our journal swap.

Here's what you do! Just create your list and pop back to this post and add your link in the comments. You can link to a blog post or to your uploaded photo at Flickr. You can do the list any time this week.

List it Tuesday is at Artsyville! Join Aimee, an avid doodle-list writer, in her weekly listy prompts.


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Reader Comments (4)

That is so true about collecting things unintentionally! I am a scrapbooker too, so when I received a small lavender ribbon, I at first thought it would be good on a scrapbook page. But it shortly after ended up being used entirely on an art journal page. Certainly a good many of the scrapbook supplies I have "collected" over the years have been used, in part, on these AJ pages. Another unintentional collection I used awhile back in the art journal was those little things that hold a package of bread closed - I had not realized my husband had been "collecting" those in the kitchen drawer.

11.10.2012 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

I really like the look of this spread, Tammy!

11.10.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndria

Oh goodness, the things I will collect...I've been known to pick stuff up off the sidewalk. Love this spread and the list idea this week Tammy. Nice to know I'm not alone in my obsession! xx

Back with a list of my own. A fun spread!

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