"I’m still ploughing my way through ‘the Stuff’ here at Stoatie Towers. At the moment I’m looking at everything paper related, I have a bit of a stationery fetish and a lot of it seems to be empty notebooks! There’s something about the promise of a new notebook, all those empty pages waiting to be filled … it’s a pity that I can never seem to actually put pen to paper! I’m crippled by a desire for everything to be perfect, especially if the book is one of those that is bound rather than held together by a wire spiral, and I end up procrastinating, or suffering angst if I make a mess. Over the years I have come to realise that I’m better off using notebooks that I can tear the pages out of so that I can always make a clean start!
So it was a bit ironic that in an effort to get the paper organised, I went out and bought yet another notebook! But what a beauty 🙂 This is a wonderful hand made journal with a leather cover and ‘proper’ thick paper. It has a fantastic oak tree embossed on the back and a brass buckle to close it.
This is not destined to join the others in the ‘too good to use’ heap as I have bought it with a specific purpose in mind! For years I have been writing and collecting blessings, invocations, incantations, poems etc on scraps of paper and this journal is going to be their new home. I have given myself permission to make mistakes when copying them into it and as I make alterations over time, as this is going to be a working book. I suppose it’s along the lines of a Book of Shadows, which is a journal used by Wiccans – from what I gather initiates copy out rituals and workings as they learn them from the High Priest/ess – but this book will be a bit more personal.
I’ve been trying to decide what it is exactly, it’s not a Book Of Shadows, it’s too Druidy for that, so what is the Druid equivalent? a Book of Sunshine (too fluffy) a Book of Blessings (too churchy) a Book of Elements (too schooly/sciency?) This is driving me crackers! I know it doesn’t really matter if it has a name or not it would be handy if there was some sort of title for this kind of Druidy workbook. Any suggestions?
Lots of lovely leather journals at The Diary Shop