I’ve had many obsessions in my 24 short years of life. Parakeets, gel pens, beanie babies, quilting. One of those has also undoubtedly been keeping a journal or a sketchbook or some sort of personal record. My Mom can best attest to this special interest of mine simply by glancing at the volumes of journals that lie dusty under my bed at home. Come to think of it, they are probably all on a shelf somewhere by now, no longer dusty, but sorted and stowed nicely away. Brandon could probably bear witness to this as well (I couldn’t possibly have a giant rubbermaid filled with sketchbooks and journals taking up precious space in our garage, could I?) From AP Art portfolio sketchbooks from high school all the way to European backpacking adventure travel journals, I think I’ve pretty much written down my entire life story.
Blogging, I guess, is my most recent record keeping media of choice. But I’ve decided to keep a sketchbook handy again (a 2013 resolution, if you will…) and carve out some time to doodle and create with no other purpose that to soothe my sole. Santa brought Lilly and I brand new sketchbooks so we are all ready to start.
This itch to journal again came mostly from Lil Blue Boo- a fantastic blog about crafting, and art and life and choosing Joy. If you haven’t heard of it, add it to your blog roll because you’ll be checking back often. Here’s a link to the “Lil Journal Project” where I’ll be doing some of the journal prompts she supplies. They are fun and interesting and really get you started if you are feeling stuck or scared. My own book will probably be more “art” centered than writing specific but I’ll try to mix both.
Last night, I worked on some thumbprint doodles. They’re kind of addicting.
And right now, I’m working on color swatch pages- I just love how the colors look all together. Plus it’s fun to add made up color names.
Anywhoo- it’s a start.