What was easy?
When I go back and see the pages, I found nothing really easy. It is a valuable experience, so most of this, journaling was not easy. Although, everything was really enjoyable, and everyday in Field Studies it was exciting to write a journal entry. When I kept writing and writing, experiences from the day popped up, and it made me have fun in my mind. Overall, nothing was easy. (basically)
What was difficult?
Honestly, everything. I haven’t written/drawn/made a proper journal before, and the task for this year’s field studies was to make your own “JOURNAL”. If I say specifically, shortening entries and drawing pictures were really challenging. Well actually, for Day 4, the entry was pretty (actually enormously) long because I made a little tutorial on how to make/how we made the soba. I do think I put a good effort on the drawings I did in the soba-activity pages. I think making backgrounds wasn’t challenging although it was just difficult making backgrounds match the pen/pencil color.
What should’ve been done differently?
In some pages, as pages 32, 33, I have used cartoons. In the ‘Prompts and Expectations” paper, it does say “(optional) create a page using cartoons” but now I am regretting on what I did. I should have drawn something more artistic that can replace my cartoon. If I did this project again, I am pretty confident that I will have a more artistic journal. I also think I can improve on some of my drawings. I would neatly draw it. I think I was rushing too much when I drew, I would make sure when I drew, I would draw neatly as possible, and do not rush. I also needed to be careful on contrasting. Some pages, I couldn’t see my pencil writings, so I should’ve made my background more bright.
What was fun?
Again, when I drew and wrote in my journal, it reminded me of the magnificent experiences from the activities, and that was fun for me in this project. Making drawings as close as the real picture was really fun. It is because when I put good effort into drawings, when the drawing is complete, I feel a lot of achievement. For me, the harder the drawing could be, I feel more accomplishment in my mind. Writing in different expressions was also really fun because it linked to different words and then my sentences grew and grew.
Overall, I was able to learn and experience about journaling, and now understand different techniques in making a journal. Not also journaling, but I learned a lot in writing, also learned a lot artistically.