one of the requirements in our first year at college was to keep a journal, in either electronic or paper form. having written a blog for five years, and in keeping with my interest in bookmaking, i was keen to explore the creative possibilities of a physical journal.
i thoroughly enjoyed the freedom to incorporate my own photography, samples and found images, and experiment with layout and typography.
i find that writing an online bog encourages me to look outwards, to link to sources of inspiration, tutorials and resources, while a paper journal is more about exploring my own creative response to places, people and techniques. as such i find they complement each other and i intend to keep both in future.