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}.