|Dudley tucked under my arm as I sketch.|
I'm tired of the days sailing by without even a notation. This year I wanted to start a new leaf. Mind you, I didn't even know Jeanette was selling the planners until late January, but that didn't deter me from making one mine :)
I love having just a bit of space to make a daily note. Sometimes, if the mood strikes, I'll sketch the dogs.
Working in my illustrated journal isn't a daily event. The pages in that journal soothe my painter's soul. I don't have time to create large works of art lately, so I keep my 'hand' active with mini journal paintings. It truly has helped me to not have to reinvent the wheel when I do break out a canvas. However, having a separate place to record and celebrate the day's happenings gives me comfort. Each day is such a gift, I want to honor it in some small way.
Lately, there's been a lot of talk about the Stillman and Birn sketchbooks. They're getting rave reviews. Perhaps I'm headed in a direction that combines daily scratchings with my illustrated journal. The one thing that's stopping me is the ability to scan my pages. Hmmm... research is in order :)
The fur kids are enjoying the sun spots our new home offers. The sun comes through the sliders from about noon till four.... They don't move for anything!