Friday, June 22, 2012

Wasn't Broken, Didn't Need Fixing

  After just a few minutes making marks in the "other" journal, I lost interest.  So I'm back to my good ol' favorite, the Moleskine squared journal.  There was nothing wrong with what I was creating in, so why tinker with it?
  (Because we artists get bored...)
  What is different with this moleskine is that I got the soft covered version of the journal.  I love it!  I love its flexibility and how it feels to the touch.
  And I love my grid pages... Pin It

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Trying Something New

  I experimented with many kinds of journals over the years.  It wasn't until I stumbled across the Moleskines that I found a journal I could stick with.  If I had discovered moleskines before, I would have saved myself a lot of money.
  I loved the 8x5 size and the options of ruled, blank, grid (square), watercolor and sketch paper.    The stretch band enclosure came in handy and the pocket in the back cover was brilliant!
  I've been using the grid/square type of moleskine exclusively for awhile now.  With the grid on the pages I no longer had that "blank page fear" or the "first page freeze" as I like to call it.
  But I still look at blank journals.  I can't help myself.  Today when I was at Hobby Lobby I found a black journal I just might try out.  It's an inch bigger than my beloved moleskines.  It has a stretchy band and a back pocket.  It also has a place to stick your pen or pencil.  I really liked the paper-it's off white, thick like water color paper and has a nice feel to it since it's not slick.
  What else to like about it?  It cost just $7.99, compared to around $15.00 for a large moleskine.
  We all like a bargain when we can find them.  I'm willing to give this journal a try.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Finished Quote Page

  Finished finally! Pin It

Calendar Journal, May

  I've been back here in Colorado Springs since May 25th.  There is a lot we want to do to this, our second home.  I call it my biggest mixed media project, one that is always in the works.
  I'm ready to call it DONE.  I can see the end of the tunnel.  Finally I can start on the projects I want to do as opposed to the ones that needed to be done.
  Here are my pages for May in my Calendar Journal.
  Maybe I'll get June started before the month is actually over! Pin It

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Person You Are

This page took me two days, working on it off and on.  That's far more time than I usually spend on my pages.  Once I started it was as if I was in a peaceful place.  It was hard to stop.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Yesterday's Page

A quote I like inspired this page in my moleskine square (grid) journal.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Destination Unknown

A page today from my journal, the lyrics just stuck with me. Pin It

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Another Post? On the Same Day?

  I liked this quote when I first saw it.  I knew I wanted to do something with it.
  What I learned:
  I love lines.  I love curves.  I like to draw.
  I don't have the patience to color in things.

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Busy Busy

  I'm back in Colorado Springs now for the summer.  Some day we'll come to this "vacation home" and actually "vacation".  So much to do, it's overwhelming.

  I drew this cockatoo Saturday night.  I almost threw it away as I was unhappy with it.  Then I remembered to just let it "rest" overnight.  I did and I liked it much better then.  What I'm learning is not to give in to the Inner critic that makes me do impulsive things like chuck a drawing.  What I've also learned is not to do anything when it's late at night and I'm tired. Pin It