Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Journal

In a few weeks I will feature an article from Margie Jacobs a member of the 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Journal.' A few years ago Margie and some of her friends decided to purchase a journal and a special pen, a Monteverde Invincia rose gold RB to be exact. The journal and the pen travels from friend to friend and from state to state. Each of the "Sisters" spends time with the journal and then mails it to one of the other members who record their thoughts, impressions, poems and other ruminations about life in the journal. I think this is a wonderful idea that I wish that I could duplicate with some of my distant friends.

I also invite other visitors to this blog to share their thoughts and feelings about pens and writing all are welcomed.




sandy campbell said...

Okay, so I messed up with the past posting. Don't worry - not again. "The Traveling Journal" - great idea! There is an organization that promotes sharing literature by leaving a book in an airport, dental office etc. with a label inside for the reader to record its location after reading it and passing it on by leaving it somewhere else. Any thoughts on how this might work with a journal and strangers?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm one of the "Sisters of the Traveling Journal". Thanks for the positive support.
To Sandy Cambell, there have been journals left for strangers to pass around. They have been combination art and writing. There is a web site and a book with excerpts, from "The 1,000 Journal Project", where 1,000 journals were left all over the U.S. and most were eventually returned to the originator, with very cool results.
Cyan OWl