Book Review: Collage This Journal, Eleanor Shakespeare (2016)

Friday, March 25th, 2016

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four out of five stars

(Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Blogging for Books.)

I’ve reviewed several of Potter Style’s journals in the past, and more often than not have been disappointed by their small sizes netflix serien und filme downloaden. (The Q&A a Day: 5-Year Journal, for example, is roughly the size of a mass market paperback.) So I was pretty stoked when Eleanor Shakespeare’s Collage This Journal showed up on my doorstep wie kann ich einen film herunterladen. At 6.5″ wide by 9.25″ high (going by the cover; the pages are just a tick smaller), it’s generously sized and gives you plenty of room to work with herunterladen.

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As you’ve no doubt gathered from the title, this is an unusual little journal in that it has more of a visual arts focus 1and1 private key download. Though you can certainly write in it if you’d like, the emphasis is on scrapbooking and collages. Each two-page spread features a prompt of some sort; e.g., “Create footprints using photos of places you’ve been”; “What hand have you been dealt?”; “Fill the lamp with wishes” – with lots of room to record your response herunterladen. Shakespeare utilizes soothing earth tones to set the mood and provide an attractive yet low-key backdrop for your photos and artwork.

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My main concern is that all the added material will make the book too bulky for its bindings Instagram photos download app. However, the library binding does provide some flexibility here. And while the book is a decent size, more is always better! This journal would be extra-rad if it was scrapbook-sized (8″x10″) herunterladen.

Even so, I think it’s pretty shiny and can’t wait to start filling it with my own goodies.

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Book Review: Q&A a Day for Creatives: A 4-Year Journal, Potter Style (2015)

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Unique and Imaginative; Not Just for Illustrators and Sketch Artists

five out of five stars

(Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Blogging for Books.)

Q&A a Day for Creatives: A 4-Year Journal is the latest in a series of guided journals produced by Potter Style, a “lifestyle gift” imprint of The Crown Publishing Group musik auf handyen android. Other specialized titles are aimed at moms, teenagers, book lovers, college students, and list-makers.

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Book Review: Q&A a Day: 5-Year Journal, Potter Style (2011)

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

An Awesome Idea Marred by Lackluster Execution

three out of five stars

(Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Blogging for Books.)

When I was younger, I kept a diary and wrote in it fastidiously, especially during my tumultuous teenage years zoom für pc kostenlos download. College was predictably hectic and I soon fell out of the habit, never to return – but not for lack of effort. As an adult, I’ve tried to resurrect my journaling several times, with little luck; mostly I don’t have the time, or don’t know what to write about herunterladen. Also it doesn’t help that my handwriting sucks, thanks to the ubiquity of computers. (My third grade teacher would be horrified!) So when I spotted Q&A a Day on Blogging for Books, I thought I might give it a try herunterladen.

It’s a cool idea that seems to surmount many of the obstacles I’ve encountered when journaling as an adult. Laid out kind of like a day planner, the book features a question or prompt for each day, with enough spaces to cycle through five years herunterladen. Due to both the pointedness of each question, and the limited space provided per response, each question should take only a minute or two to answer. Maybe five if you really want to think on it herunterladen. With such a small time commitment per day, it should be easy for even the most harried among us to keep up.

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