Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A' Journaling We Will Go...

Sarah and I started our new art journals while we were on our little getaway this past weekend. Olivia didn’t care to join us at this point…tummy ache (serves her right, the little she-devil conned me out of a chocolate milkshake Friday evening on the drive over after I later learned she had already had chocolate ice cream at summer camp earlier that afternoon). This is actually my first ever art journal page. First ever! You can click on the picture to enlarge. I’ve kept a journal on and off for years, but it’s been pretty much just writing, and for the past 15 years, has been on the computer, as my handwriting has gotten worse and worse. But I definitely had fun with this. Yes, I know there is no actual “journaling” on it yet. I’ll get to that later. Right now, I just wanted to get a whole sketch book full with pages that I could journal on later. That’ll be the kicker for me though. My journals have always been a very personal thing, a place where I can work through my own private issues, so if I use these art journals for that, you won’t be seeing any writing on them. I’ll just have to share the pages before I write on them. So how do all those art journalers do that? Sure, I share personal stuff here on my blog, but not that personal. What are your thoughts? If you create art journals—or want to—what do you share?

8 comments:

cath c said...

that's beautiful kelly!

journaling has always been an onagain offagain thing for me. i need to keep at it more regularly, really.

Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

OMG Kelly! I L.O.V.E it! Can't wait to see more...

Gina Lee Kim said...

Cristi took the words right outta my mouth!! Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!

Carmen said...

Wow Kelly, this page is gorgeous! Truly. I can't believe it's your first ever. It would make a gorgeous painting/collage on canvas!

julie king said...

i've never done an art journal but your first page is just lovely. i think of blogging as journaling in some ways. it's all just what you're comfortable with, i guess. you've inspired me, though. i think i may have to give it a try!!!

ElegantSnobbery said...

OMG I love it! Wow, you are so stinkin' talented. I can't collage to save my life. I'm the least creative collager/art journaler on the planet. I'm not even exaggerating... I've tried doing art journals several times, in the hope they they would look like Teesha Moore's journal pages -- http://www.teeshamoore.com/teeshasjournalpgs.html

but mine are always atrocious.

I hope you post some more pages when you are done!!! I'd love to oooh and aaaah some more.

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors and swirls. I always get stuck when it comes to the journaling part. Some artists are just so good at it! I don't really see the point in it since I journal via my blog so I end up with a bunch of pretty collages instead, lol.

Regina said...

Oh,You have been SO-O-O-O-O holding out on us! Beautiful, beautiful page.
My journal is very haphazard. I learned by participating in a challenge that regular art journaling really stirred up my creativity pot in a good way & it's a well I can go back to visit.
Now to just do the journal thing more often.
I am in agreement that I don't want the world to know all my private thoughts. Nor do they need to know them. Who needs all that exposure? Some people make little flaps and pockets on their pages to secure private thoughts. Or after they've written them down, they will paint or collage over them. A good purge that is now done and can be left behind.