Thursday, July 16, 2009

I started a REAL art journal

What I mean by 'real' is this one I will actually paint in :) I have a moleskin but I tend to mostly do pencil sketches in it. I love it, but some pages are odd to say the least. It's where I play and try new things.

When organizing my work area the other night, I found a scrapbook with beautiful cardstock pages measuring 10 x 10. Since I don't really scrapbook I decided to start an art journal with it.
This week we finally got some rain! 1.3 inches and my lawn and garden said 'awwwwwwwwwww'! My goal is to try and put a special meaning to each art piece in here so that I can look back someday and remember what was happening or what I was feeling at the time. I guess that's what journaling is about but I want this to be less 'personal' and more about my everyday life so that my children and grandchildren will be able to know me better.....when I'm gone, or just old and grey and too tired to talk about my life anymore :)

Here's to hoping I can keep this up! I'm also praying it won't be a one-page wonder!



Zinnia said...

Oh Darla, very lovely painting! I should join you in the journal keeping routine! In fact, I think I will. I will attempt to do a page or two a week. Painted, raw, however it comes out! Maybe we can start a support group, lol!!!!

The Painted Pear Basket said...

Your art is beautiful Darla! I love following your blog!!

The Painted Pear Basket said...

I love your work and I love your journal.

Michele Lynch Art said...

Beautiful first page! I'm good at one page wonders myself lol! Here's hoping you new journal fills you with inspiration and wonder!

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Your "REAL" journal is beautiful and this is the first page! My goodness, can't wait to see the other pages. Journals are just amazing and you can work out what is going inside of you in them. I have started journal the past few months, and can't believe I never did this before. I love it. Have a great weekend.

Serena said...

i love the colours in this painting, darla....beautiful!

the journal sounds like a great idea ~ :)

Julie said...

That is so awesome! I have been wanting to do that...your sweet girl is just beautiful!

Nicola said...

This is lovely Darla!! I have a 'diary' that I keep drawings in or stick paintings in that i've done, but you have inspired me to start a journal like yours!!! I love the flowers they are gorgeous!!!