I think it is great to integrate self portraits - print and spray mount some photos o your face from your camera - try shooting from strange angles - above or below.
Our journals are our self explorations - so get out your camera and shoot yourself.
OUCH, yes it hurts, but it's good for you!
Even better - use your cell phone camera and e-mail yourself the photo, print it, and tear it out, spray mount it in, and add some colors and words.
print it a few times and make a pattern.
(remember pattern and repetition?)
Cell phone photos have a nice ambiance and blurriness which is quite lovely.
Here is one of mine: