My first Jewel CD was Spirit, followed by Joy: A Holiday Collection and then Pieces of You. It wasn't until a few years later and in the midst of Jewel's strange career transformation that I got This Way. But Spirit was still the most influential.
Journaling and Jewel aren't really connected except for the fact that I really loved Jewel, and her poetic lyrics often made it into the pages of my journals.
These pages are from a small mini book journal that I made on Sunday, April 30th, 2006. It was part of a daily journal project that I did at school and the idea was to fill an entire book (although small) with journaling. They were messy, mixed material paper books. I made 10 of them altogether, between April and June of 2006. My art professor liked them, so she bought them from me.
Excerpts from this particular journal embody today's letter J: journaling Jewel lyrics:
Absence of Fear and I'm Sensitive
A Life Uncommon