Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Continuing Happiness

God is in the details.

There are a lot of variations of this idiom, and the general idea I suppose is that details are important. The first time I heard "God is in the details" I kind of took it literally. That God can be found in the details of our lives.

I kind of like the idea.

When you travel it seems easier to notice all the nuances of a place, to notice the beauty. The difference when we come home is only partly to do with location, most of it is us and the way that we choose to look at things.

"People travel to faraway place to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home."                       - Cagobert D Runes

For the good of my continuing happiness I have changed the things that I write about in my journals. Instead of recording the complaints and irritations of the day I focus on the things that made me smile, and the small details that were satisfying and joy inducing. Even just fascinating.

That's why I've made these books.

Inside each there are prompts and basic outlines to help you to record all those quirky and unique things that happen to you in your life that make you grin and laugh or even just those little poignant moments that you didn't get to photograph.

I like making my mark on things too, so the illustrations are all uncoloured (so you can colour them in) the paper is 100gsm so its a little sturdier and more able to take the ink, paint, glue and creativity that you  pour onto them.