Friday, June 11, 2010

Filling in the blanks - day 7

Update: The journal page in this post is no longer available for download. For a selection of free, printable journal pages, please visit my Printable Journal Pages collection.

Seven days into my fill-in-the-blanks journal page experiment and I've taken to having a notebook handy at all times.  My last thoughts at night and first ones in the morning are of new questions to ask and new lists to make.  Creating these journal pages have been a fantastic exercise.  I guess, in a way, this is what the inside of my head looks like . . . some thoughts are handwritten and some are in type; some are neatly contained in boxes and some aren't; some are practical, while others are wishful or nostalgic.

I've also been learning quite a bit as I go along.  Like layout.  Thus far, I've mainly been dividing the pages into rough thirds, but I'd like to learn much more about layout.  Also, I've discovered that photographing a black and white page is deceptively difficult.  It always turns out grey and I'm not entirely sure how to convince the camera to capture with its eye what I see with my own.

But enough of that!  These things will sort themselves out in due course.

Page 7 is ready to go and it includes the usual to-do list variation . . .

and a chance to pat yourself on the back . . .

The full page looks like this:

You can download page 7 here and I hope you enjoy filling in the blanks as much as I've enjoyed making them.

That's it for this week, but join me back here on Monday for page 8!  In the meantime, I'd love to hear your thoughts so far.  Have you been learning a little about yourself too as you work through each page?


  1. Hi! What awesome journal pages you create! I'm wondering if you'd allow me to share this with my third graders. I teach 3rd graders and I'm constantly looking for new writing activities where they can grow as reflective writers. Let me know!-- Jen (

  2. I can't wait to do this.... You are so generous to share.

    Warm blessings,


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