Issue 1.2

Issue 2 is out! I put the finishing touches on issue 2 a few days ago and got it all printed. I think it looks amazing. As a last minute addition I cut the spines off a few copies of Scientific American from 1986. Then I printed the word Ephemera on them. A chunk is included in each copy for you to use as ephemera.

This issue features 16 pages of information and instruction on counteracting fear of the white page. This issue features physical alterations for the page and journaling. These techniques are adaptable for written and visual journaling.

I really dig the cover. I copied the journal page from the thesaurus then manipulated it and crumpled it and manipulated it some more. Then I printed it on a gorgeous ivory colored coverstock that matched the pulpy thesaurus paper. Despite it being lighter weight coverstock, it’s thick and amazing feeling. The printer loved this paper and the black toner really pops.

I stapled it all together with purple staples.

The first 125 copies are arriving with a bonus copy of “Some Notes on Building a Journaling Practice.” The mini zine will be available separately after this printing. The mini zine explores the idea of how do you get yourself to journal and fight your internal resistance to self care.

Get it here.

A word on the various pieces of Scientific American inside, I am not taking requests from anyone asking for a specific chunk. You get what you get, unless you request to not get an alcohol ad. There were 3 or 4 spread through out and I’ll check to make sure you don’t get one if you don’t want a booze ad in your mail.

Craft Notes Zine

Now Carried By!

Great news, Useful Journaling 1.1 will be carried by The Word Distribution, a zine distro that specializes in light hearted and fun zines. I’m pretty stoked to ship off a few copies and expand journaling goodness to more people!


Coming Soon!

I’m working on a new low(er) tech zine. Returning a bit to my roots of simple design with black and white printing inside. I’m attempting to design it all in the computer, but we all know how much I love a glue stick and scissors.

So what will Useful Journaling be? each issue will focus on a style and method of journaling; it’ll combine writing and art to give you ideas on how to get started with keeping a journal. There will be prompts and thoughts to get you writing.

It’ll have 16 pages of goodness in a pocket sized package. I’m going to make them the size of a pocket notebook, think Field Notes or 3.5×5.5 inches. The right size to slip into the back pocket of a Leuchturm1917 or a Moleskine or one of the many A5 notebooks available.

Where will you be able to pick up Useful Journaling? I’ll be launching on Ko-Fi’s new shop system. You can also support my endeavors at Ko-Fi by purchasing me a coffee.