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thenewgreen  ·  4665 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Sketchbook Project
Once you scan-share. Look forward to seeing the evolution of some of A0's images. I kept a journal for years but it was mostly a collection of drawings and poetry. I find as I look back over these journals they evoke much more powerful memories than any normal "journal writing" would. They are cryptic and only I hold the power of translation.

alpha0  ·  4665 days ago  ·  link  ·  
> They are cryptic and only I hold the power of translation.

Yeah, same here. In some ways, a few are also very private sort of performance art; literally knowing what tempo to flip the pages and read along; others completely lack the vital context (which I can still 'taste' and 'feel' even when I think about them). Regardless my notebooks took a decided dive after I allowed a pc to enter into my life. A huge mistake, and these days likely impossible to avoid. Never really fully recovered from that.

thenewgreen  ·  4665 days ago  ·  link  ·  
I know what you mean. I used to carry a notebook with me to scrawl lyrics in and general notes. Now I use the "note pad" on my iPhone. It still documents the lyrics and the general info but when I look back at them later, they are missing a component that the "notebook" had. An aesthetic that lent itself to each inspiration. -it's not the same and the info there is often forgotten and cast aside. -it's a shame. I could dedicate an entire post to the negative impact my phone/computer have had on my writing etc. I have some free time tomorrow, I think I should go "journal" hunting.