Monday February 23, 2004

Treasures 2004_08

Treasures are positive things that strike my fancy, things that make me feel happy or thankful or interested, things that are worth remembering. Treasures are memories encapsulated in just a few words.

I gather my treasures through out the week. Please feel free to start your own lists of Treasures on your own weblog or here in the comments.

My treasures for the past week include

  • Our new kitchen/dining room flooring, which we have installed ourselves. It's so pretty; I almost hate to walk on it!

  • Getting through the worst of our flooring project without breaking anything, getting hurt, or making any really egregious mistakes that needed to be unmade.

  • How glad I am that the storm (and the 4-hour power failure) was on Tuesday, a day after we spent the holiday weekend working on the new floor (with power tools!) for 9 hours each day!

  • Rich commented that I walked up to the 4th floor of a parking garage "just like that". The stair-stepper must be doing its job!

  • Raven skittering on the new floor as he tries to get going into a run. He's having a blast.

  • The molding strips, which look great; the new rugs; the new location for the water bottle dispenser; the whole re-do in general. It all looks so NICE.
Treasures 2004_08 ( in category Treasures ) - posted at Mon, 23 Feb, 22:33 Pacific

Art Journals

7windy

If you're interested in journals, especially in art journals, I've found some great sites to recommend.

I recently discovered Karen Winter's illustrated online journal, "Random Acts of Inkness - art journaling, writing, and other nonsense". Unlike many online journals, Karen's site features scans of her paper journal in which she draws as well as writes. The page shown here is one I especially enjoyed! Karen also posts to a "regular" weblog called "The Creative Journey" (with pointers and links to the illustrated version) .

Another illustrated journal is Keri Smith's "Wish Jar Journal". This one is full of fun text and interesting little stories, richly illustrated by colorful sketches. Where many people would include photographs, Keri includes sketches. Be sure to read the text too!

For something slightly different, try "Trumpetvine", a site "dedicated to the study, appreciation, and promotion of personal sketching to enhance our travel logs, illustrated journals, nature diaries, art projects and more". Or surf over to "Bea's Diary", a pictorial journal done in a whimsical, cartoon style.

Last, but not least, I must recommend Danny Gregory's "Everyday Matters". I found the aforementioned sites, as well as several others, via Danny's blogroll,. Danny is a fellow member of the Purple Ink journalling mailing list. He's recently started his own list group called everydaymatters, an "ongoing discussion about creativity, drawing, journal making and seeing more clearly". The group has acquired 301 members since its inception on Feb; 17 (only 5 days ago!)

Art Journals ( in category Gemisch/Gallimaufry ) - posted at Mon, 23 Feb, 00:36 Pacific