Thank you all for your comments!
Selena, do you have watercolor pencils? They might be good in your new journal; you can control the amount of water by using a barely damp Q-Tip, and that helps a lot with keeping the wrinkles to a minimum. But yanno, I've found in experimenting with them that they have that watercolor delicacy (as opposed to the heavier wax-based colored pencils) even without water.
Cindy, I'm not so good at journaling anymore either; I guess blogging took its place. But I think vacation journals would be marvelous!
Dawn, what a sweet compliment! But um, well... I don't wish to journal so much as I wish to *make books* lol... books are so magical, and to think that *I* could make them! It's a big artistic challenge, yanno?
But I do confess.... Gryph found an old watercolor set last night and I am eyeing it... well, okay... I STOLE it, lol!! It may be a kids' set but I don't care; tis just for noodling around...
I'll be back later with a garden post and (if I can find a surface I like) with a pic of my doily, too.