I know for a fact that it was made with a lot of love. That’s because I know the folks who made it.
It has been used as a sketchbook and as a place for me to write garden quotes.
There are collages I’ve pasted onto its pages with ideas I’ve liked from gardening magazines.
It also has inspirational art I’ve collected for ideas, and design shapes for things I might make in the future, or, for things I will make in the future.
The journal is full of lists too, but I didn’t want to bore you with images of those. (I don’t have the handwriting of an architect if you catch my drift.)
And why, oh why, do I just adore my journal * * * t h i s m u c h * * *?
Well, it might have something to do with the fact that my Etsy shops would never have been created if I hadn’t had a chance encounter with Attic Journals back when I was looking for someone to walk with from time to time in the neighborhood.
Every time I touch this journal, dreaming my dreams of creation and artistry, I remember those days before Milton’s Garden Menagerie and I know that I will never go back.
Now I want everyone out there to feel as good as I do, and to have their own journal to flip through, to fill with their own hopes, dreams, tasks and designs. You too can forge your own future, and never have to go back, not unless you want to, but it all begins with a recycled vintage book journal—followed by a few blank pages.
O Pioneers! Onward!