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    Step #516: Journaling & Writing

    "You can never get a cup of tea large enough
    or a book long enough to suit me."
    ~ C.S. Lewis

    A thoughtful mood, focus, a strong writing hand. Accomplished at a bookstore or cafe, waiting for the kids, on the metro, at your grandmother's house, on your ipod touch, with a PITT pen, in india ink, in waiting rooms and always hoping for a little peace & quiet. I write thoughts on a small percent of my pages, and I use a LOT of quotes. But the backgrounds are there, whenever I feel like writing.

    Here's a mosaic of examples of writing in your art journal, writing on a black gessoed background {or any dark acrylic background}, thoughts on being Authentic | Inauthentic in your journal, an idea for journaling called Slow Journaling, and don't forget to Write About The Bad Stuff Too.

    So, write in your art journal, or any journal. Capture a moment.

    When my girls were tiny and the days were looooooooong and my husband was traveling, I read about writing down what happened - literally - using the clock - all day long. Something like, "5:42am, wake up to crying, change diaper. 5:48am, go down to the kitchen and get a bottle ready while she plays with the plastic gadgets in her cabinet. 5:54am, she giggles at the dog sliding across the floor." I think I made it 4 hours. But it was a fun twist on the day and made it more fun to be exhausted. When I read my scribbled sleep-deprived notes, I can remember one silly morning, the white tile floor in our old house, those plastic cups and my daughter's little blue & white striped Gap pjs. That, my friends, is cool.

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    Reader Comments (3)

    thanks so much for the mention, tammy! love your pics!

    10.31.2009 | Unregistered Commenterleah

    I will participate in "Art Every Day Month." :)
    I actually presented myself with this challenge last night after a llloooong afternoon at Barnes N Nobles, where I bought a new pack of oil pastels.
    This week, I'm starting by coloring a different page every night in a Ruth Heller coloring book.
    I'll be posting each day on my blog. Stop by and check it out!

    11.2.2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

    Hi, just found your blog and love it - I hope you don't mind but I added a link to my facebook page.......think there are a lot of people who would enjoy what you do!

    02.10.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

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