Sunday, October 14, 2007

Only a little color..

There was a 4 mile walk this morning, I took my camera, my husband and my child. I wanted to go for 8 miles, but then I became more rational...


Southern California vegetation...I think this is wild cotton....not positive though..

These are yellow wildflowers...they grow everywhere.

The leaves on the trees are still green here... it was about 70 degrees at noon.

It's time for me to put up or shut up. I have been heeming and hawing over making an art journal. Part of the intimidation is that a lot of journals I see are so freaking fantastic, and I only make slop. I dream about making a journal like this one, or this one or this one.. Is this something you either have it or you don't? I bought this book from Blicks. The catalogue says the pages can take wet media..that's me. I didn't envision a spiral bound book, but I guess I can cover the metal once I am finished.. I would go so far as to say that I am tortured by journaling. I wonder if I am destined to be a fan of all of everyone else's journals except my own? I am also tortured doing this because now I know I won't be posting a project every day here...I've been making a new project every day almost since February for the sole purpose of posting here. It's strange to shift now to making projects to place into my etsy shop...and now this book...why do I keep putting this off??? I think another reason I put it off is because I know it's going to take a long time to finish. I mean there are 60 pages in this! Wish me luck...

8 comments:

Kim H. said...

WOW 8 miles! You are super woman! My boys would not last 15 minutes in a stroller!

Very cool pictures! Good luck with your art journal! I have been wanting to do one too, but I'm still putting it off!

Tami said...

Great pics and you can soooo do the art journal. Really, you have been doing more than a page a day with your daily artwork. This should be a piece of cake. Easy for me to say......the girl who is afraid of art journals. That's it, do your first page about cake :)

pescbrico said...

You don't need any luck, you are talented so that is what you are going to use!! We will still love you if you don't post everyday you know that? :)
Have fun doing your journal!

~missprissme said...

I am sure your's will be just as nicer or nicer. I just got a zutter because I wanted to do some journals too. I might take a class at my LSS re: altered books. To me you could make an old book into a journal as well. You'll do fine.

Heather Grow said...

Good luck with your journal.

4 miles. You trooper you. Pushing a stroller with hills too. You rock.

Marieke Vermeulen said...

Great pictures! And good luck with your journal!

xxxMarieke

Joy Logan said...

Don't get intimidated by the blank page please. Journaling is a fun thing and just play! I always get the first pangs of the blank page,think of it as the dividers in your notebooks for school and have fun,say or do whatever you want. You don't have to show anyone what you wrote its for you.

Emilia said...

This sketch book looks very practical!! I like it! And you are finish like 2/60 now ? You will use up the book very very soon!