I meant to post this earlier but anyways…. life (and worrying about the corona virus) gets in the way. I’ve been working on my New Horizons journal for the past two-ish weeks and I’m really proud of the results so far! I was super inspired by all of the creative people on Twitter sharing their own journals that I knew I had to give it a go and put my own spin on it.
Currently in my journal there is: a title page, ‘about my towns’ page where I share ideas about the islands such as naming ideas and theme ideas among others, a daily activity chart so I can track my play time, a double spread showing off the animals I’d love to have as my dreamies, and a page showing off the passport and boarding card I made on dodoairlines.com. I also left space to do some journalling on Thursday to document the last few hours before the game launches!
I used a load of scrapbooking supplies I had left over- I’m an avid crafter and there’s always some supplies spare for a new project or two. I mainly used washi tape, a good old fashioned biro pen, and stickers from the Animal Crossing Sticker Book that I got from Amazon last year.
So without further ado, here’s the closeups from my journal! I really hope you like them and that they inspire you to try and make your own to track your AC:NH progress!
Passport and Boarding Pass
In the future I’ll be adding screenshots of my town map, the town flag and town tune, as well as pictures of my character’s outfits! Oooh, and my starting villagers and native fruit. This way I can look back in a year or so’s time and compare how my island has grown. I’ll also be writing down the furniture/PWP-type objects I’d like to craft and kind of start to draw some little sketches of how I’d like to terraform.
Don’t forget though, if you are looking to start journalling and are intimidated by all the examples out there- all you need is a notebook and a pen! Don’t worry about spending on loads of supplies, I literally just used what I had laying around from other projects. Do what feels natural to you and don’t let your feelings of what other people think get in the way of creating something beautiful. I can guarantee you that your project will be absolutely fantastic no matter what.
As always, I’ll see you soon!