Friday, October 3, 2008

Art Journaling and a Quote

So far it is a rainy, dreary Friday, so a good time to think about some art journaling. Another idea for you today is to decorate a couple of background pages and start a list of something. In my art journal, for example, I right now have a 4 page (both sides) running list of "Things I Love" (or have loved in the past). Don't confuse this with a list of people that I my husband and kids,'s sounds, activities, memories, objects, etc. I decided to do a long list, so I'm working on 150 things! The list is in no particular order and whenever something occurs to me, I jot it down. To give you an idea of the kinds of things I mean, here are some things from my list: Museums in D.C., Wolf Kahn paintings, Jane Goodall books, Sitting with Lily, Memory of reading chapter books together with Kyle, Beeswax Collaging, Spending the day with a daughter, Learning a new art technique, Johnny-Jump-Up plants. That's just a short list of random selections to give you a brief idea of what kinds of things I mean. Rest assured that everyone I hold dear has (or will) made it on my list in some way. Give it a try! It's fun!

Have a great weekend!

"There's no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world." Robert Louis Stevenson


Marilyn Rock said...

Super art-journaling prompts Laura. The quote is wonderful! Thanks for sharing this. xxooMarilyn
PS I love what you and Dyani did with the "Big Dark" technique :)

DJ said...

Great prompt! The quote is very thought provoking too.