Review – Collage This Journal

Collage this Journal

By Elanor Shakespeare

9781101905333

The Summary, according to Amazon.com:

This irresistibly interactive journal is filled with dozens of clever ideas for recording your life, such as “Make balloons out of photos from special and happy occasions” or  “Fill the genie’s lamp with wishes.” The author/illustrator’s wonderfully layered photo-illustration montages invite readers to mix media, too, and make this keepsake truly their own.

Review:

Cover – 4.5/5 Dragons

Both clean and whimsical, the front cover boasts a classically creative design with just a hint of whimsy. The back cover pushes that whimsical element just a smidgen more, which is perfect. The blurb on the k is well written and perfectly descriptive on what the journal is about, without being over the top.

Interior – 5/5 Dragons

The idea of this journal is that you use whatever supplies you want in order to create collages in response to each new prompt.

For example, the very first prompt is a framed, blank page that asks you to collage a self-portrait…using images of yourself.

Another prompt asks you to redesign the covers of your favorite book, while still another asks that you write, draw, or collage images of who or what makes you laugh.

There are 52 such prompts, each with whimsical, almost water colored pages that provide a creative muse for the completion of your ‘journey’s’ art.

So be creative, be free, and ENJOY!

Overall Rating 5/5 Dragons (stars)!

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Q&A A Day

I am so excited to bring to your attention today a truly interesting journal. Now I know that some of you might be thinking, “But I don’t journal!” or maybe even, “I don’t like to write!” (*shudder*) That’s ok! This journal is built for quick, short, and to the point responses!

just about 4 lines per year...5 years per day! The perfect place to catch snippets of your life and how things change!

just about 4 lines per year…5 years per day! The perfect place to catch snippets of your life and how things change!

Photo on 2-13-15 at 7.14 PM #3

Q&A a Day by Potter Style is not just a fun and interesting take on journaling, it is also comes in an elegant and handy cover. The hard bound burlap colored book (designed by Danielle Deschenes) is approximately 6″ x 4″ and sports beautiful gilt edged pages. The text design by Judy Stagnitto Abbate is, in my opinion, the perfect mix of elegant classicism and modern sass, creating a very modern retro vibe that can be comfortably carried in a handbag or left on a bed side table.

      Cover Photo for an absolutely intriguing journal!

I am very much looking forward to seeing how my answers change and evolve over the next five years…and with questions like “Who was the last person to make you angry?”, “What’s the Most Creative Thing You’ve Done Recently?”, and “What’s your favorite accessory?” I can’t help but feel like this will be a treasure to keep for more than just the next five years! This may be an item that can, once filled out, be passed on down through generations because, regardless of writing talent, it will offer tid bits about Mom/Dad or Grandma/Grandpa (Or even great-aunt Jo) that may never come up in general conversations!

I give this book a heart-felt 5 out of 5 dragons for both cover and content! Hurry and go grab your own: You start on whatever day you get the journal and just keep going!

Hope this review was helpful for you! Have a marvelous and Blessed Valentine’s Weekend 2015!