A brief reading of lines, an art journal

This story is a bit intense, but let me get straight to the point. I haven't done a lot of scrap-booking ever since I could remember. I've had scraps, though. Lots of them. And they come in all shapes and sizes, from bus tickets to tissue papers. But I've never really put an effort to stitch together an art journal.

Although, I do have a warehouse of writing journals, and each is a pocket-sized jungle. Just saying.

Cracking an online scrapbook, however, is another thing. It's like dipping your dead toenail into virtual lava. But it's 2017, so you can always surf online for resources and cobwebs, and always feel lucky, says Google.

And shortly after, I found a playground to start with. The result is not too divine, but that's the point. Life is not all candies and rainbows. But I hope you like it.

Click on the images to view the journal, or click here.

Lila Marquez

Lila Marquez is a Filipino writer and artist. Also known as Armineonila M., she has written for various newspapers, magazines and journals. Her articles, poems, short stories, digital paintings and comic strips have also been published in several publications in the Philippines, Kuwait and abroad. Lila's artworks and art series have been displayed in art exhibitions in the USA, the UK, China and Germany.


  1. Superb work, Lila... and a perfect commentary to which I can relate.

  2. Thanks, Sue! It's true. I've seen some sites offering services or selling products on specifically art journals. But I think the idea of it as a a full-blown business venture online that could stand on its own as virtual application is still relatively young. So, I had to rely on other digital publishing platforms to make one.



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