Today, I want to show you a couple of examples of what we might call "Scratch Paper" Journaling.
I carry pens and paper around in a business-style notepad case. I replace the pad of ruled sheets with about 25 sheets of plain copy paper. I feel that the unruled sheets (no lines) help promote visual thinking. So I doodle ideas on cheap copy paper - usually - with a ballpoint pen. Here's the advantage: With scratch paper, there's no strings attached and there's no hidden agenda. You see, we are under too much pressure to share and tweet every little thing we make. It's a strategy to have a free, offline journaling session that serves a personal interest to sort things out without a larger audience.
Often, I start out with making a grocery list or a list of things to do. From there, I go off on a tangent, and anything is possible. The pages tend to look cluttered and sloppy. But I get some things clear in my mind. Plus, I accomplish another purpose: I jump-start the creative process. Once I have cleared my mind, in the spirit of notes on the back of an envelope, the intention is to throw the paper away. And I do throw some of it away. But for most of these scratch paper pages, I always seem to find something that might be worth considering later on. So I collect these scraps in a three-ring binder.
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Hi, Chris here. I'm an artist and my goal is to help folks get out on the trail and make a creative connection with nature.
Hi, Linda here. I was born in Hubei province in central China. I speak Mandarin Chinese. I'm a professional interpreter so naturally my goal with Artist's Kayak is to be a sort of 'cultural bridge' for our international audience.
嗨，琳达在这里。 我出生在湖北省，当然我会说普通话。 我是一名专业口译员，所以我的目标是成为对我们的治疗之旅计划感兴趣的中国人的“文化桥梁”。
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