Thought I'd post to show what kinds of things I will be doing in the journal. I've been saving pictures to an inspiration file for a while. One of them was peeling eucalyptus bark, which led me to look for some more pictures of eucalyptus. I found this one of leaves (these are the type I remember from growing up in southern California--I could almost smell the eucalyptus while I was looking at the pictures.) I then made a palette by pulling colors from the picture, printed the picture and the palette, then taped them into the journal. I have colored pencils, so pulled out the colors that were inspired by the palette. I used pencil to draw--tried a fine tipped marker, but the journal pages are too thin and it bled through--to sketch something that might be a quilt one day, and made notes of what I was thinking, or what ideas came to me about what should happen in the quilt.
I enjoyed the process, and will do some more. I don't know how many, if any, of these will become quilts, but here is a place to start thinking.