Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bits and pieces...

One of the things I am doing creatively this year is putting together a visual journal of the days. It is in a large format sketchbook; each page being 12" x 16". The paper is not suitable for painting on, so I am sketching on other paper, and putting it together somewhat like a scrapbook. Each week has about a double-page spread.

It includes quick little watercolor sketches, digital sketches, photos, and today's entry even includes a somewhat lengthy written story. It will document the things that I was thinking of each day throughout the year, in a visual way. I am having a lot of fun with it, but am trying not to let it take up large bits of time.

I am also trying to get back to weaving in a significant way. The part I am working on right now is very challenging, as it is all blues, and I do not see blues well (according to my opthomologist, who seems to be being proven correct with this experience, unfortunately.) So I really can only weave during bright bits of day, which don't seem to last long enough these days! I'll get it done, though! I am determined... and it is progressing. Slowly, but surely.


Rebecca Mezoff said...

I love the journal! I have just been reading about art journaling and am excited to try some of it myself.

Mary said...

I don't see how you can do all that wonderful work and not spend quite a bit of time on it! I have looked at journalling ideas also but find that it is really hard to do, I am not a natural drawer or doodler. But this is inspiring.
After hearing about the weather in the USA, I am not surprised that you are finding bright natural light in short supply. Maybe the sun reflecting off the snow? Good luck with the rest of winter.