This month I am exploring the idea of "the journey." My songs start their journey in my journal. The two words (journey and journal) are related; they derive from the Latin words "dies" (day) and "diurnum" (daily portion).
A lot goes on in my journals: sketches, bits of conversation, messages to myself, lyrics from songs I am listening to and studying. Each picture is a map, you could say, of my mind on that particular day.
How do you capture your ideas? I am songwriter who uses drawings to go deeper. Are you a writer who uses music to make something happen? Or maybe you are a painter who uses words to find your way? Let me know in the comments below.
What do sketches have to do with songwriting? Read the Journal FAQ