Wednesday, April 23, 2014

My 'Burn Book'

Do you ever feel like your head is so filled with ideas that if you don’t get them down on paper you’re going to descend into madness? Yeah, I’ve been feeling like that a lot lately. Usually writing in my journal or scribbling in my notebook is enough the calm my brain down, but during the past few weeks I’ve felt like I need more than just words to get my thoughts out there. I want, no need, to draw, collage an paint. Having no designated space yet for my doodles and other imaginary figments, like the notebook/journal I keep for my writing, I decided to create one with some gel-pens and weird stickers.

I picked this bright pink notebook up at the store, which looks fine and dandy, but since the doodles and collages I make are all for the sake of expressing myself the notebook needed to be a little bit more ‘me’. To accomplish this, I got out my old box with stickers, some magazines to cut up and colored paper. Then I plugged my iPod into my speakers and just had a lot of good ol’ fun.

I wish I had dug up my old sticker collection a lot earlier, since some true gems were hidden in there. Some of which I didn’t even put on the front of my notebook, because they were a bit TOO much. (Think: Large pictures of dolphins covered in glitter with a pink-and-yellow dotted frame around it.) The High School Musical and the cat one fitted perfectly, though. And did you see the awesome Twiggy drawing that I stole from Cosmo?

So this is it. The finished result. I have to say I’m happy with it, especially since it was so much fun to make and that’s what this notebook is all about: Fun. Somehow it reminds me of the Burn Book from Mean Girls. Not because I’m going to use it to shame my friends, but because it’s all about feelings like anger and fear and insecurity  and happiness and letting them run wild in my own secret space. Maybe I should call this my Burn Book from now on.  Perhaps I’ll share some of the collages/doodles/art/writing I put in there on this blog, or maybe I won’t.
Anyway, I do really suggest making one if you feel like you need a place to get all those strange figments that live inside your head on paper. Fun is guaranteed and come on, it’s looks so fetch! 


  1. Wauw, wat creatief, zo'n leuk boekje!

  2. Creatief! Heel leuk :)

  3. wat een leuk en creatief idee zeg! liefs x

  4. What lovely idea! The result is so nice!

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  5. I know what you mean about having to get your thoughts out onto paper! My mind is so frazzled that its often the only way I can clear my head. I've been thinking of having a journal purely dedicated to things I am happy and grateful for to separate it from the negativity that I often write. I think its really important to write it though, bc that way you can move on and let better things into your life :) Your notebook Sabine is definitely hella rad (rad is one of my all time fav words!)

    1. That's such a great idea! I know I tend to write a lot more when I'm in a bad/sad/frustrated mood, because I feel like I need to get it out of my system. So sometimes my journals tend to become a bit negative, even when life is pretty great. Hahaha it's also one of my fav words ;) I use it every chance I get