Yesterday, at one of our favorite coffeehouses, my sister and I found this notebook,
a sort community journal/sketchbook from the 1001 Journals project. The bookplate on the inside cover of the notebook told us that 1001 Journals is “a collaborative art experiment sharing journals amongst strangers and friends around the world,” and the copy we found is what the project calls a “location” journal, meaning that it stays in the same place. There are also “travel” journals, which are sent by mail to a list of people who’ve signed up (I assume) on the project’s website, http://1001journals.com, and personal journals, that one person creates and then scans the pages and uploads the images to the site.
The bookplate also encouraged us to read the journal and add to it. I didn’t take photos of anyone else’s entries, but there were some cool quotations, sketches and fun random stuff (I liked the full page “Coffee Moth”). Here’s what Linnea and I added: