Throw some words onto your journal pages

Go ahead. Throw in some words. 
Your journaling experience will never be the same. 

The words that you add to your journal pages can be anything you wish. Puns. Rolling Stones lyrics. Profound decisions. Lists of pros & cons. A quote from a James Bond movie. The response to a journal prompt. Whimsical meanderings. A conversation overheard at the supermarket. Your word-of-the-year. A catch-phrase. 

The words don't even need to make sense. You can use words just for their interesting shapes. Or the negative space around those words. Actually they might not even be words, per se, but symbols, numbers, phrases, diagrams, frames.

Here are some word-filled pages that I've developed over the years.

A page from a 2009 altered book written slowly and methodically {there's a tutorial for this style of writing in Art Journal Tangent #11. The words in the page above were written with a pink neon Sakura Gelly Roll, the wavy lines in blue neon and the squiggles in Caran D'Ache Neocolors on black gesso.

An altered catalog from 2009 where I wrote words with a Sakura Gelly Roll in black and then found words from magazines and printed ephemera and added those on top of the written words. The background here is acrylic paint.

To the right, a loose art journal page from 2011 on watercolor paper. To do the written journaling, I included accounting paper {you could use legal paper or any paper} as part of my collage and then I had a pre-made spot for words. I also stamped WISH with a hand-carved eraser stamp at the top and another WISH with fluid acrylic paint and an alphabet stencil. 

Inspiring Thought for Today:  

In 1Q84 Haruki Murakami writes, "People need routines. It’s like a theme in music. But it also restricts your thoughts and actions and limits your freedom. It structures your priorities and in some cases distorts your logic."