Monday, 25 October 2010


Today is the start of a new e-course, 'True Stories'. I am rather addicted to Shimelle's courses and am learning so much from them. This one is different from others I've enrolled on. This one focus's on writing, something I love to do. But most of my writing these days is work related and as much as I like the idea of adding journalling to my scrapbook pages and mini albums I'm not really sure how to go about it in a way that is meaningful. I've even got a couple of projects half finished so I hope this course will liberate , challenge and inspire me. Shimelle encourages you to take a pen and paper for this course. She's quite right, while I love my computer it can not replace the feel and look of a beautiful pen, and the tactile cover and pages of a book. Like many others I love stationary, am often tempted into buying notebooks that I do not need, and so it is really good to put one of them to use. I love the pink one with the embroidered satin cover, but for this course I think I will choose the floral one. I have piles of pens, but for this course I think I will treat myself to one that is a bit more special. Tomorrow I will go to the shop and as I have to use black ink at work, I will choose one that is NOT black.
Shimelle reminds me that typing and writing by hand are completely different processes to the brain. I have missed writing in a notebook. I am looking forward to doing this again.
If you want to know more about the course go to

I'll let you know how it goes!


  1. I agree that "doing" is how unwinding comes easiest. Great post :)

  2. Love the photo of your journals. I have a little stack of them waiting to be used also! "See" you in class.

  3. wow, your journals are so lovely! Like you, I've also missed the feeling of writing in a notebook. Typing may be quicker and (often) more convenient but ... it's not the same.

  4. I love notebooks :-) I keep stacks of them on standby. It seems that whenever I'm down or stressed I fnd myself stationery shopping. The problem is I never want to spoil them by writing in them :-) x

  5. Thank you for popping in & I look forward to seeing you in class.
    Donna - I know exactly what you mean about writing in the notebooks. I just collect them for something special but on this occasion I thought the reason was special enough :-)
    I've cut the bookplate and added it to my cover, and on my way to buy my pen. Lovely!

  6. Great post, and i could not agree more with you. There is just something about a journal and a pen that a computer keyboard cannot come close to.


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