Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pen and Ink

I love Instagram . . .
and blogging . . .
I've said it before, and I'll say it again
It's brought so many great people into my life

Lately my eye has been drawn to pictures of art journals
they seem to be popping up everywhere
I smile every time I look at one

I noticed one yesterday that inspired me to "do"
It had a link to a journal project courtesy of Lil Blue Boo
Curiosity got the best of me, so I went and took a look
My heart skipped a beat

I went upstairs and dug around in the back of my closet
and found a box full of old journals
I found one I started 25 years ago -- the one I treasure most
I contains a running list of things that make me happy
I add to it every now and then
but I haven't taken a peek at it for a long, long time
I pulled it out of the box
and brought it to my studio
then I went to the store and bought new paints
cuz, you know, you need new paints when you start a new project

It begins today
I'm painting again
which prompts all kinds of memories
memories I want to write about
I'm so excited

I feel creative again

Art is happening here

Thank you Christina Weedon . . .
and Lil Blue Boo



Shan said...

Doesn't it feel good to create?! I need to stop delaying my bill paying so I can do something artsy and craftsy...always makes me feel good. I am loving the art journals too but I can't draw at all!

Cara @ Gardenview Cottage said...

Just what I needed. I have been wanting to blog again but every time I sit down to write I draw a blank. I'm too overwhelmed with my crazy life right now. This is perfect because I can jot down a memory and it will get me back on the journal writing bandwagon. Plus, my kids are getting older and they might find this more exciting that me writing about them. (teenagers)