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!