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?
Calder at The Whitney
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