I love finding ways that I can have some alone time. The time that is spent doing things I want to do versus the things I have to do. When I had the chance to check out some cute journals from Ellie Claire, I jumped at the chance! There were three journals that I was given to review.
Illuminate Your Story Journal
This journal is a different style journal than I have ever looked at before. While there are a few pages to write your thoughts, or whatever you write in your journal, the main point of this journal is to bring back to life the illuminated letters that once were a huge part of books. You know, those letters that would start each new chapter? The ones that you always loved to look at? Yes, those letters! This journal will help you to learn how to draw those letters!
Faith and Lettering Journal
This journal is a journal that is a great way to work on your lettering. When I look at the designs of the letters and the phrases, I think of Bible Journaling and how these would be perfect for writing in those Bibles made for the journaling. There are pages that show you a verse, let you trace the verse, and practice it. Once you have mastered it, you can transfer it over to your Bible. But it is not only that, but you can learn how to write different styles of letters and symbols as well.
There are pages that allow you to write your thoughts, dreams, etc. There are regular lined pages, but there are also pages that have dots instead of lines.
The Illustrated Word: An Illuminated Bible Coloring Journal
This is my favorite journal out of all of them! This is a journal that includes adult coloring pages of Bible verses. My husband stole this one from me. He has had some PTSD issues and part of his therapy includes keeping a journal of his dreams. He has been looking for one, and a regular notebook was just not cutting it. He has been using this journal and really appreciates the Bible verses that help him along his journey.
All three of these journals are hardcovered and have a fancy binding. This allows them to open up yet doesn’t break the binding to make it hard to close them when you are done.
I am not a fancy letter drawing person, but I have always loved the idea of Bible journaling, so while my husband took the coloring journal, I have been eyeing up the Faith and Lettering Journal, as long as the kids don’t steal it from me! They are artsy like that, and I am not, so either way, I am fine with it.
If you know of someone in your life that enjoys lettering and being artsy in their journals, these are perfect for gifts for them!