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A Peek Inside my Journal…

December 21, 2009

This past fall I took an online craft class from two amazing girls over at Red Velvet Art.  It has been one of the best things I’ve ever done.  One of our projects has been to keep an art journal.  Each week Elsie has given us a few journal prompts to sort of get us started.   I will admit right now, my whole life I have been terrible about keeping a journal.  I have a million scrapbook pages, but I hate journals… something about the pressure to write every day, and in some sort of chronological order throws me off.  And having a whole big page of empty lines to fill up is pretty intimidating when it is giving you that big blank stare.  So  I don’t do it.  I have a few pages I wrote in my teenagerhood, which are all pretty awful, and for a few months while I was living in Russia I wrote as well. So, now we are up to like 12 pages total.  I did keep a journal while I was pregnant with Creamie.  (But it is just scribbled in a notebook, and will have to be made pretty before I am satisfied with it.  I wrote it with plans to transfer my thoughts onto prettier paper… and add pictures.  I’m nerdy like that.) Moving on.  I have loved the art journal project.  It is has been so much fun for me to draw and doodle to my hearts content and not feel like I needed to fill up with thetelling about my day, or which boys I have a crush on, or what I think my life will be like when I am a grown up and we are in flying cars, or whatever.  Here are a few of my favorite pages.  Please excuse the little bit of blurry pictures.  It’s the shortest day of the year and that means not much good light.

As I have been looking back over the pages, it really does hold my hopes and dreams and what I think about most and what I want in my life right now… only it’s cute!   I can also see that I do have an obsession with snowflakes, black licorice, pink typewriters, (well, pink in general) and cookies.  I guess that doesn’t really surprise me.  Also, conveniently, those are all things that are pretty easy to draw.  Funny how it works out that way.   I hope you’ve enjoyed a peek into my soul….I really want to take the next class which starts in January.  I got to meet so many people all over the world who think just like me… and at least one of them thinks I am funny.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. December 21, 2009 9:33 am

    Awwww, super fercute!

    (Also–you’re adorable)


  2. Robin permalink
    December 21, 2009 10:35 am

    Um… that is the cutest thing I’ve probably ever seen. You are one talented lady!

  3. December 21, 2009 12:23 pm

    Oh my goodness! Seriously in love with your pages!!!! These are sooo great!!!

  4. Emily permalink
    December 21, 2009 3:20 pm

    Seriously, could you be anymore talented. I wish my journal looked like that. At least it will be a lot more fun for your kids to read. Mines a bunch of scribble!

  5. Kim permalink
    December 22, 2009 9:49 am

    What a fun way to journal. And I agree with others, you are so very talented.

  6. December 23, 2009 12:31 pm

    This is cool! Do I spy your old house on that page?

    • December 24, 2009 12:03 am

      My old house is totally on that page…. I still dream about it. I hope one day to buy that house from our old landlord. Sigh…. until then, it can stay in my treasure box.

  7. December 23, 2009 8:20 pm

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh I wish I could “doodle” like that…your black book is amazing!!!!!!!! You should make art for magazines etc!

    I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas!!! I hope your week is going great!

    I was wondering if you could do me a favor and vote for my blog:

    you have to sign up (which is quick) but would really help me! I would love it if you spread the word also!

    Just put in your favorite blog as :

    thank you sweetie!

  8. December 24, 2009 12:04 am

    Thanks for all your sweet comments, I have warm fuzzies inside!

  9. January 15, 2010 4:47 pm

    oh i was just reading some of your post…. i really really love your art journal…. it is too cute…. i’ve been wanting to start a watercolor one……. oh i just love yours

  10. February 25, 2010 9:37 am

    Wow your journal is lovely I love your drawings they are lovely and your blog is cool! It’s so amazing you dreamed up the Twink costume too 🙂 If I have a baby I think I’m going to have to make them into a little Twink because it’s so just cute!!! xx

  11. July 16, 2015 1:51 am

    Pink Suede Shoe, Just loved looking at your ‘black book’!! Posting to my FB closed group Barefoot Journaling Chronicles. I know they’ll love it too. Thank you for posting. So impressed with your art journaling.

    Hey, can I have your email? Would love to share something with you.


    ~Evon Robinson

  12. Shilpa permalink
    September 11, 2019 1:36 am

    So lovely and inspiring these are ! thx for sharing

  13. Shilpa permalink
    September 11, 2019 1:36 am

    So lovely and inspiring these are ! thx for sharing


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