Paulus Berensohn’s handmade journals

I want to share a video from Soul’s Kitchen about Paulus Berensohn who hand makes his journals and then offers some advice on filling them.

Soul’s Kitchen from TOTM Film on Vimeo.

I really appreciated his attitude as Paulus Berensohn refers to his journals not so much as a diary but “as portable studio – a place where you can hang out” As the camera looks over his shoulder I like what I see of his journals, because I sense they are real. He fills his pages spreads with writing, photos, newspaper cuttings, and drawings and anything that feeds his creativity. Paulus Berensohn has been keeping a journal since he was a young man, his journals obviously hold great meaning for him.

In sharing this video I dug around to discover a second on Youtube where Paulus Berensohn talks about “Why we create”. It is only a couple of minutes long but I love his conclusion.

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11 Responses to Paulus Berensohn’s handmade journals

  1. Sharon says:

    Thanks for showing us these..I love his last commet too – to sing up the earth – a very evocative phrase – brings all sorts of things to be considered… Another great journal making site is sea lemon – she constructs all kinds of journals – worth a look if you are intetested…

    • sharonb says:

      Sharon thanks for letting me know about Sea lemon. I Have just subscribed to there channel as it will keep me interested for hours. I hope to get back into journal binding this year.

  2. Beth in IL says:

    Thanks for sharing this. Makes me want to make some paste paper and play in my art journal.

  3. Mandy Currie says:

    Sharon, I so enjoyed this post, thank you, it’s been very inspiring for me.
    Kind regards

  4. Juno says:

    What inspiring videos, thanks for sharing Sharon. ‘Singing up the earth’ – love it!

    • sharonb says:

      Hi Juno – yes singing up the earth is an expression I have always loved – the songlines of the land too is another-

  5. Emily says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Thanks for posting these videos! I’ve been keeping a written journal for a number of years now, and now I am gently stepping into the world of art journals. So much to do and try!

    • sharonb says:

      Hi Emily – pleased you liked them you don’t need to jump in the deep end start off illustrating or decorating the margins of what you already write and as you feel comfortable expand from there

  6. Jules says:

    This was marvellous! Thank Sharon.

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