Friday, August 13, 2010

Art of Journaling

It's only been within the last couple of years that I have been drawn to journaling.  It was through Flickr I came across a few people who do this on a daily basis (or near daily basis) and their examples enticed me into giving it a go.  I love it!  In fact I find myself wanting to do this more so than actual full scaled paintings.

Somewhat new to this, I haven't quite learned to be creative with page layout like some I've seen.  My pages are rather simple with cameo or illustration along with thoughts or comments.  Two people in particular have been great incentive for me...........vickylw and elizabeth smith on Flickr.  Hopefully in time that extra creative process will kick in for me and my pages take on an art form of their own.

This is just a sampling of pages in a Moleskine Watercolor Journal book I started this year.

Side Note - Wonder if people truly realize how they can influence others by posting or sharing on the internet....even if never acknowledged.   People do make a mark ....... positive and negative ......... in the lives of many people they don't even know.


Diane said...

Just a note to let you know how much I am enjoying your postings. I have started at the beginning and am working my way through. As a beginner watercolor journaler your words and pictures sound like you are speaking directly to me.
Thank you.

Susan Bronsak said...

Thank you Diane for your lovely note.

I think one of the best things that has happened for me is learning it's OK if I don't produce a framable master piece each time I sit with brush. Journaling takes the pressure off to where one can actually ENJOY the process. And, I love going back to see what was on my mind at the time I sketched or painted something.

Enjoy your travels through the world of watercolor journaling. :-)

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