Today as I sat down to do a little journaling I began to think about how important these little books we carry around with us are. I have several journals. An art journal, an idea journal, a to do journal, a recipe journal, etc... You get the idea. Lately I have been working on a journal with daily thoughts, ideas, recipes, and tips for little things. This journal evolved during my rehab visit and then the first few weeks home. Unable to get to my art supplies upstairs, this journal was more of a glue book.
As I finished it up this morning I thought about what changes this journal and I had seen and would I continue to create like this or go back to my arty, painting style. I decided that there is room in my life for both. Most important is to journal. I thought I would share a page or two from so other peoples journal's with you today. I hope they inspire you to journal.
Emily Bronte - The Night the Storms has Past. Can't you see her sitting at a table writing down her thoughts, fears, an impressions of that night. Just like we sit and write our impressions and thoughts of what is going on with us in our journals. Not so different is it?
This is from what they call the Drake Manuscripts. An explorer's impressions written in his journal of a land and people he could hardly imagine. I love how in one quick journal page he has given us an image that portrays the people, how they live, the flora and fauna, this is a great journal page!
Mark Twain has written this little ditty in his journal for a book he is helping to write. I love Mr Clemen's work. My grandmother would have me read Mark Twain's work to her when she was ironing. Our favorites were The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The White Elephant.
John Ruskin jotted in his journal some detail work for a project he was working on. Does this not sound familiar fellow artists?
Mr. Poe working on his poem/story - Tamerlane. Working through his thoughts, the kinks, to come up with a masterpiece.
Last, but definitely not least Calder's notes on one of his amazing mobile sculptures. I love how he has used crayons to color his notes as the sculpture is also in these colors.