Saturday, 3 March 2012

Book or journal?


It's a discussion going on over here...whether I make "books" or "journals"....    


Clearly my life must be good (or dull!) to have this as the current debate...


But...Do the pages have to be filled with images or a story before you'll call it a 'book'?... Or... is it simply the intention to fill the blank pages with your musings and meanderings, doodles and inspirations that makes it a journal?


I'd love to hear what your thoughts are...what makes a book a book..and a journal a journal??!!  :)

11 comments:

  1. Heck! I dunno..... Either, either?!? Lol.

    Tehe... What I do know, is that either way, they'll be gorgeous! :- D

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  2. I agree with Michele !!!!!!!
    hugs
    xo

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  3. Hi Jenny, for me a book is something that has someone elses story or instructions etc and a journal is something that you fill up yourself with your own words or pictures... and then it becomes a book... :) hugs

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  4. ANYTHING would be great in this GORGEOUS cover...
    even a box of rocks (although i do love rocks!).
    looooooooooooove to you! xoxox

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  5. I've never been very good with labels... I'd simply call your creations "gorgeous"!

    (Wish I could help out with this debate, but I'm still having a hard time with the whole art journal vs. sketchbook topic.)

    xo
    Kristin

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  6. Waw your work is beautiful! really lovely xx

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  7. How about 'booknal's'?

    I looked up book |boŏk|
    noun
    "a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers"

    Does that make it a journal whilst it's blank and then a book once it's written in!

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  8. Hmmmm... never really thought of the difference. A book is a book. It can be a journal or a sketchbook or a novel or a collection of poetry or, or, or... I think maybe you make both. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but I'm definitely prone to that offense. No matter what ends up filling your books, the outsides are delicious!!!

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  9. I am new to your site and whatever your work is - it is beautiful! I am going to be back to rummage through your achieves soon!

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  10. Journal/book...I think they're one in the same. A journal is like your life book. So, ya I think it's both. :)
    Love to you and your amazingly beautiful journal books my friend!
    ♥oregon jenny

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  11. I'm supposed to keep a 'journal' to help with my creative writing group. I'm supposed to fill it with thoughts, ideas, images, anything that inspires me ( can't say I've got around to that yet). I have to agree with Jenny , a journal is your life book. When all is said and done its just semantics.

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