We kicked off our year with an artsy day by going to the Blanton Museum of Art to see the Turner to Monet exhibit. It was the last day of the exhibit so it was a bit crowded but still got to see some beautiful art, I especially liked this painting by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.
Every time I see an art exhibit, whether it’s the Masters, contemporary art or even a up and coming local artist, I get so excited about art. It sparks in me a need to create.
Which is what I did when I came home. I sewed some signatures for some new books. In my last post I mentioned I had some plans for the studio. It’s simple really, I just want to add more variety in my shop by adding more sketchbooks and I want to do another craft show.
Also, I’ve thought about the rewards I find in journaling. I think a lot of people like the idea of journaling but don’t know where to start and/or fall in a rut. That happens to me too. I think no matter how long we’ve been journaling sometimes you need some kind of jumpstart to the process.
With that in mind, I’ve decided to share a weekly (hopefully) journal prompt/tip idea. If you’ve been wanting to start journaling or need to dust off your journal visit me on my Fan Page. I’ll try to have the prompts on the weekends. And, don’t worry I won’t be doing hourly/daily notices so I hope you’ll become a fan. You don’t need to turn in anything, you just wander over there when you get a chance and try what works for you.
To those of you who are willing to jump into journaling this year, whether it’s your first time or you are a seasoned journaler, let me know and I’ll enter you in a drawing for a journal (of your choice from my shop) and an art pack. See, you’ll be on your way to journaling in no time. I’ll announce the winner on Friday.