When I do any sort of creative writing, I love to handwrite. It makes me feel more connected to what I’m doing because I can have it on a piece of paper. It isn’t just me typing away on a computer, it feels more solid. With the amount of time we all spend on computers on a daily basis, it has lost the special quality of writing. We type and type and type away. But when you handwrite something now, it feels special because it’s unique. It’s your own style of expressing something. Your handwriting, your words.
A few weeks back I found an Etsy shop that makes leather journals and immediately fell in love. The girl who makes them is based out of England and was one of the sweetest people to work with. She let me custom choose the size and amount of pages in my journal as we messaged back and forth for about a week until I settled on exactly what I wanted. It arrived safe and sound from over the Atlantic and is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.
I wanted something that made me want to write. Something that made me want to fill up the pages with pretty words and stories and poems. And I think this is exactly it. It’s beautifully made with real leather and blank pages that are dying to be told stories.
You can find the journals here from Louise at Dearest Jackdaw.