I had the greatest pleasure to ask our friend Eunice Roe (@thedailyroe on Instagram) about how she uses her Traveler's Notebook and her thoughts on journaling and documenting life. I must warn you... that her images and texts on this post will bring so much inspiration to your analogue world. (It certainly did to me:)
I am so honored to announce that Eunice will be hosting Inspiration Lab at Baum-kuchen on April 5th (Sunday) between 1pm-4pm. It will be all about "how to capture your life stories through visual journaling". Eunice and I share so much passion and love for analogue process and experience and it has been an amazing experience to work with her in crafting this very special workshop. And little analogue box Eunice is preparing for each participant and specially curated analogue play table for workshop participants... It will be like a candy store for analogue enthusiasts. You can RSVP your spot for the workshop here!
Okay. Are you ready for immersing yourselves into her Traveler's Notebook world?? Here it goes!
p.s. In case you are interested... Eunice uses following items on her Traveler's Notebook.
1. TN 2015 Monthly (open-dated version here)
2. TN 2015 Weekly + Grid (open-dated version here)
3. Kraft File
4. Monthly divider from TN 2015 Customize Sticker Set
8. TN 2015 Plastic Sheet (sold out)
6. k(not) charm
3. Could you share how you are currently using your Traveler's Notebook including how you are customizing your accessories and charms to keep you inspired?
I am currently using my Traveler’s Notebook as a creative outlet/documentation for my life journey. I record my day-to-day activities, memorable/funny experiences, inspirations, and it also helps me to effectively execute all my tasks. It also serves as a special companion, which holds artifacts that are precious to me.
- Kraft Folder – The front, back and inside have been customized with stationery scraps and stickers that inspire me every time I open my notebook. It is highly functional as it holds stickers, bits and bobs, and washi tape that I use to journal when I am on the go.
- Brass Label Holders/Number clips – I absolutely adore these label holders and number clips. I use them to mark my pages and inserts for faster access.
- Charms – Charms are my absolute favorite customization accessory. I have a small collection of charms that I like to switch out here and there depending on my mood. Some of them are Traveler’s factory charms, a k(not) charm by Clau, and others are gifts from the special people in my life and hold sentimental value.
4. Where are your sources for collecting inspiring analogue tools and materials?
- Baum Kuchen: I get most of my Midori Traveler’s Notebooks, inserts, and accessories here.
- UGUISU: My favorite place to find the most delightful, unique Japanese stationery.
- Pipit Zakka Store: I often like to use alphabet and number stamps and they carry a unique selection to choose from.
- Kinokuniya Book Store: I buy mostly all of my pens here. I enjoy going to the physical store so I can test out products in person. They do not have an online store for stationery; however they have locations in various major cities. (link to LA downtown Little Tokyo Kinokuniya Book Store)
- Etsy: I love browsing Etsy and discovering hard to find washi tape, rubber stamps, and vintage labels. One of my favorite etsy seller’s is Geluk.
- Jetpens: They have a nice selection of calligraphy nibs, holders, and inks for the type of calligraphy I enjoy doing.
- Rakuten Global: When I cannot find what I need from the above sources, I order from Rakuten Japan.
One day I would love to connect in more depth with like-minded journal/stationery/analogue enthusiasts via my own blog or by hosting a workshop/gathering. The art of pen to paper whether it is through journaling, snail mail, or calligraphy is something I am truly passionate about. I want to ensure that I am contributing in any way possible so that it does not ever become a lost art.