I finally found an appropriate journal book, with mixed media paper, at Curry's. I've been wanting to start an art journal for a while, but couldn't find the appropriate format. The one I got is perhaps a little larger than I wanted, but it will do. I made the cover a couple of days ago and I really like it, so I will be happy to create and experiment in my lovely new journal. I made a little "Ideas" booklet the other day to house all those pages I had written ideas on. I wanted them not to get lost in the notebooks I use, so I put them all in one place.
I am on my way.