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    « Possibilities | Main | Constraints + Creative Work (Part 2) »
    Tuesday
    Apr202010

    An Imperfect Little Journal

    "Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine, and the automobile, for these things had to be dreamed of before they became realities. So I believe that dreams--daydreams, you know, with your eyes wide open and your brain machinery whizzing--are likely to lead to the betterment of the world. The imaginative child will become the imaginative man or woman most apt to invent, and therefore to foster, civilization."
    ~L. Frank Baum

    the next two were separated with parchment paper, gaining lines from the wrinkles in the often-used paper

    Yummy fun with watercolor paints + brushes + paper towells + my latest favorite water containers. I use two jars (On The Border Salsa jars, cute and squat and in abundance at our house), one to rinse the brush full of paint, and the other for a clear rinse.

    One of my goals for the year was to journal regularly. I tend to journal multiple pages and then nothing for months. So I feel like I am playing catch-up. Anyhow, in order to motivate myself to write more, I decided to create a place for journaling with appealing colors and cloud-like, flexible spaces for words. So I watercolored in a 6x6" Hand journal, which has sort of drawing paper rather than watercolor paper. Frankly, I needed to do something with it, since it didn't work for me as a place to doodle or draw (didn't care for the texture, check out the Diamond mandala). The paper towells placed between the pages to keep them from sticking (I'd run out of Parchment paper, aaagh) created the coolest of textures. Now let's see if it gets me to write more!

    Have you created a journal as a place for something you want to write about more?

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    Reader Comments (6)

    oh man, don't get me started on making journals... I have tried and failed and it makes me so mad/sad because I REALLLLY want to learn how to do it properly.... but there are no 'clinics' here that would teach me, and the only person I know who is quite good at binding is living in Russia. Boo. But I LOVE them, adore them, and would make a gazillion if I could... woe is me :o) Its on my to-do list... and will be accomplished eventually, no doubt.

    04.20.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay C

    Tammy, I have quite a few "stop and start" journals littering my art room. Unfortunately I'm not a disciplined art journaler. I'll get into it for a while, then put it down. That seems to be my rhythm. You've created some really awesome books! Hugs, Terri xoxo

    04.20.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerri@PringleHill

    Hi Tammy! I am new around here but I have been reading you for a while.
    I love working on my art journal pages even if I don't do it regularly. I haven't create a specific topic on my journals yet, but I have the idea of writing about my years living in the U.S.

    Please, visit my blog. I just started to post.

    http://analucyadepapel.blogspot.com/

    04.20.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAna

    beautiful! i have the same trouble with stop-and-start journalling.. sometimes - well, who am i kidding - often it is the same way with my art. i really do need to force myself to exercise my creative muscles!

    04.20.2010 | Unregistered CommenterIngrid

    I have never made a journal, but I'd like to :)

    04.22.2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

    this is awesome

    05.1.2010 | Unregistered CommenterNessa

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