I thought it would be fun to interview a journaler periodically with my own version of the Proust Questionnaire (similar to what you see in Vanity Fair), with questions I came up with that are geared towards Pen & Paper subject matter (with some others mixed in). I have dubbed it Pen & Paper & Proust.
Pam Garrison is an artist that loves to play with paper, paint, fabric, photographs, flea market finds and everything in between. She has written her popular crafting blog that takes you along on all her creative journeys since January, 2006. To learn more about Pam, visit her blog!
At what age did you start keeping a journal?
When i was young, I would occasionally keep a diary, but was never really consistent about it. Later I did morning pages from The Artist’s Way religiously for a few years (and need to get back to doing them!), and it’s been about 8 years now (?) that I’ve kept visual or art journals.
Whose diary/journal (dead or alive) would you like to read?
Alive: my husband’s and children’s if they kept them, but they don’t.
Dead: hmmm…Marie Antoinette’s, Jackie Kennedy Onasis…so many.
Who have you suspected of reading your diary?
I leave them out a lot, so I don’t put any super private thoughts in there without covering them up after doing so.
What is your idea of the perfect journal?
One that I’ve made using fabriano artistico hot press water color paper.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse (in speech and/or writing)?
Speech: “totally” Writing: “hmmm…”
Who (or what) inspires you?
Talent, especially artistic talent. Talent mixed with passion? Divine.
Who are your favourite writers?
Anything my children or husband write. I love to hear their thoughts and see deeper into them in a way that only writing can.
Which natural talent would you most like to be gifted with?
To have an amazing singing voice and sing in broadway musicals.
Thank you Pam, for your fun answers and for keeping us all inspired with your beautiful journaling!
images: pam garrison