Saturday, June 9, 2012

map + stamp = happiness

A collage always seems pleasant if it holds a map or a stamp, or better, both. I was lucky enough to get some topographical atlases at the latest library book sale, so I have plenty of lovely Colorado topo maps to use in my journaling. and this little Kingfisher stamp from Hong Kong always is nice to add. A watercolor of a beet, some words, and I have a journal page that makes me happy. How will your journalmake you happy today?

"It is not the level of prosperity that makes for happiness but the kinship of heart to heart and the way we look at the world. Both attitudes are within our power... a man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy, and no one can stop him." --Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


  1. I just found your creative blog. You have so much excitement going on in your pages. I started journaling, to have something very personal to leave behind for my daughter and granddaughters to discover one day when I'm gone, (but hopefully not forgotten). I add whimsy but I also add family history, stories from my childhood, and little glimpses into my dreams. I love your artistic approach to journaling and all the many details in each page. I am your newest follower. Please pay me a visit, my welcome mat is always out. Connie :)

  2. Thanks, Connie -- journaling is a wonderful way to archive our daily explorations and dreams, I hope my kids and future grandkids one day enjoy my 50 plus journals. Also I think of them as historical documents, because right now the world is changing so fast, we were alive before the internet - imagine that!

  3. I know what you mean about maps-have loved them since I was a kid and my dad taught me how to read them. And postage stamps are little pieces of art that I'm always saving and find them all over the house! Your page is amazing!