Growing up, I was never really one to keep a diary or journal. My mom would always buy me blank notebooks, but I would use those to sketch or doodle instead of writing down my secrets. Over the years, I have acquired many sketchbooks and I have stored away many drawings in all of them. They all seem to be in different places though — some are back at my childhood home in Florida, a few are at the foot of my bed, and then there are the random ones that I find in old purses or in my car. Each time I find one, I look back through it and get inspired by my past sketches.
I recently picked up an old book and decided that this was going to be my next sketching medium, but in addition to sketches, I wanted this to be a place where I could store little things that were special to me. I wanted to have a keepsake that I could use when I was feeling inspired, but also to look back through to get inspired.
This recycled book keepsake is going to be by my side until all of the pages are filled up. When it’s complete, I will have something that reflects this time in my life and everything that was inspiring me. I will have a story on top of a story.
Where do you store all of your inspirations?
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