Monday, January 7, 2013

Journaling. . . .

I've never been one for New Years resolutions, but this year I have made a few.  One of those resolutions is to try to draw daily in an art journal.  I've never been one for using a journal, of any type. Not even in college.  Kind of weird though, considering I LOVE to doodle! And trust me, I was not one of those young pre-teens that kept a diary.  That just seemed like too much work and TOO girlie for me, since I was a tomboy.  But looking back now, I wish I had.  It would be interesting to see what I was thinking and what was going on in my life.  I'm sure I'd laugh, cry and probably shout. . . .'oh, just get over it, already!"  So, I thought that journaling would be a good way for me to look back at the end of the year, or years from now and see what I was thinking and drawing.  Yep. . . .it's a good idea, in theory.  We'll just have to wait and see if I'm disciplined enough to follow through.  

I mean, when I started doodling in the journal yesterday, I had already missed 5 days, so I wasn't off to a very good start.  I guess I could have just drawn a big fat X on the page and written, "don't feel like journaling.  No inspiration today.  THE END"  But that would be a lie.  I'm inspired every day, whether I realize it or not. Inspired by quotes or sayings, people, something I see or hear.  It's just a matter of writing it down or doodling about it.

This week and for the month of January, I'm thinking of the blank-ness that a new year brings.  A fresh start.  A time for renewal, creativity and the actual 'fun' that a new year can bring.  I'm more of a 'vintage' type gal, but I love new things too.  Like the smell of a brand, spanking new box of crayons!    They just have an intoxicating smell to them, don't you think?!  That smell, just makes me want to create!  So I'm going to try and capture that 'new crayon smell' each day and share with you a newly journaled page.  
This little excerpt is from the page that I was working on yesterday.  Yep. . . .Sassy Sally, Bella and Bandit are all breaking out their crayons too!
So, stay tuned!


  1. I LOVE little Sally and her dream!!!!!!!

  2. what an awesome idea Cheryl! I can see some really fun, new, even more creative drawings- if that's possibe, cause i think everything you create is amazing- comeing our way in this new year..
    you will be stirring our creativness too!
    thanks for that my friend!
    wrapping hugs around you!
    you go girl!!!

  3. Hey sweetie ,lovely to see the process you go through ,the working =s if you llike .Then when you get tperfection to the end Perfection As our sweet judy (above said )i think everything you draw is amazing .ove you hunny keep up the good work .xxFairy

  4. Oooh! What a wonderful idea Cheryl! It will be fun to see the journey this site will chronicle. :) Love the idea of "Sally & company" and crayons.

  5. Great idea Cheryl, not only will you be able to go back and look later down the line but we get to see how your creative mind flows and what inspires you. Cheers to a new year, new beginnings, new findings, and continued blessings.

  6. This is going to be a fun run for us to wwatch. I already love the direction you're going.

  7. Sounds like an awesome plan Sassy Boss Lady, can't wait to come back here often to see your creativity!!! You have tons of it and I love it all :) Love and hugs

  8. My iPad is giving me fits- tried to comment up above (re: clouds) nada! I've kept journals on and off for years- thinking I should probably burn some of them before I die! Somewhere, I do have my journals from high school! Love you're doodles and can't wait to see them come to life!

  9. Hello!

    I am so behind in visiting - have kept checking for a new tutorial but then things here got out of hand. I love your new journaling - love it! Your mention of a new box of crayons brought back many memories! Even in my old age I LOVE a new box of crayons - and remember the thrill of the large size - and then one with a sharpener! I still have some small boxes of the 'new' colors put away in a drawer. :<) Wishing you a happy day!


    Barbara Diane

  10. I love this one!!!!