Monday, July 30, 2012

Journaling Again...

Today I had a friend over. A friend I have only hung out with in person two times...but one that I have the feeling is going to be a good one!! (how did we meet you ask...through our blogs hers is here, you want to check it out trust me!!)I just really appreciate her viewpoint on life and all things inspirational!! I love her creative sensibilites, I love the beautiful simplicity with which she creates things and find myself being inspired merely from talking with her over strong coffee. We hung out (with our kiddos) for a total of 2 1/2 hours...that I swear flew by!

When she arrived she handed me a packet of fun papers, images, colors, fabrics, all to start my own little project with (can you tell why I love her?!) and I seriously could not wait to shuffle through the stack and get started.
my gift of inspirational items

When she came over I had asked her to bring some of her journals/ art books...and I could have spent hours just looking at each thought out tiny detail and color choice. I knew that I needed to start one of these as well. If you know me well you know that I have been a creative journaler since I was in high to stumble upon someone with such similar interests or ways of expressing themselves felt rare and exciting. I started a new journal today. This one is more an exercise in creativity and composition than purely expressing my feelings-but I know that will be in there as well. So here are a few shots of the first was delicious to be starting something so new and old at the same time. I cannot wait to see where this goes. (and sometime I will have to show you Isabelle and Judah's journals they started today....Isabelle's was especially amazing!!!)

Do any of you journal or have art books? I would really enjoy seeing snippets of them or having tips from you on what you do in yours.


Angela said...

I do have a writer's journal. I put clippings, sketches, diagrams, blurbs, quotes, snippets and anything else in there. When I was an interior designer I kept a design journal with magazine clippings, sketches, product sketches, furniture design ideas, just anything. Journaling is a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Love yours.

katielicht said...

yay! seeing this post totally made me smile. and I agree, I'm so glad we met. it's definitely an answer to a prayer for me to have a creative friend nearby!

yesterday afternoon I was so full of new ideas (talking about art and seeing your cute house made me just want to draw and rearrange furniture and tidy up the kids toys!) but then of course the kids were whiny and I was tired... oh well, I guess that's motherhood. ;)

abby said...

Angela-I NEED to get my hands on your journals ASAP!! And were an interior designer-how did I miss that snippet of information?!

Katie-I too felt like my head was swimming with ideas and things I "needed" to get done...alas parenting always least we have little sweethearts!!

Kate said...

I LOVE this post! So so inspiring! I've kept a scrapbook for the last few years, and this summer I've kept a journal, although this has reminded me I'm a little behind! I absolutely love the way you layed out your pages, beautiful!

Jessica said...

I remember looking through your amazing journals in college! So glad you have started up again. And especially fun that you were inspired by a friend.