I think I'm in love! For whatever reason, I am finding this book soooooo INSPIRING!
Journal Fodder 365 by Eric Scott and David Modler is, now, my all time, favorite journaling book!
I love the format and the suggested ideas for building a journal page. I like the journal prompts because they are making my brain "pop" with ideas and I love their suggestions for incorporating words into the page design.
I'm, also, helping to teach the class based on Julia Cameron's book "Vein of Gold". Between mining my past life and the new book with its cool ideas for incorporating writing in to the pages.....I can't stop! I'm enjoying it while it lasts, cause it won't last forever.
I wrote about the wonderful woman who encouraged me to start oil painting on canvas and filled my cup with "sweetness and sunshine". I was doing tole painting and teaching, she was in my class. One day she suggested to me that I try painting on canvas! Well, I said, "I can't do that.....I'm not an artist"! Sound familiar?
Fortunately, she kept after me until I took oil painting classes from her and several other teachers over the years. I owe this lady, who past away just last year, a lot.
I used this page to talk about my love of paper dolls, rather for my love of drawing and designing clothes for paper dolls, when I was a child. I would cut figures out of catalogues and magazines and then I would spend HOURS drawing clothes for them. In the fifth or sixth grade,I remember sitting in the back of the classroom drawing clothes for my friend's and my paper dolls instead of studying.
On this page I wrote my story with a bamboo pen and acrylic ink, trying to make it look like it had been written by my "12 year old self".
I believe I could get back into drawing clothes for paper dolls and I'd still love it, cause this little exercise felt really, really good.
Have you ever heard the Frank Sinatra song "I'm going to buy myself a paper doll"?
I wrote the lyrics around the drawing and the "paper dolls".....now, you've got the words stuck in your brain, too.....don't you?
As if this wasn't enough.....I have a third page close to completion! I need to finish journaling about the house I grew up in and then, that page will be finished, too.
I'm loving this "spurt" of creativity and wish I always had this much excitement and enthusiasm. As, I said I'm enjoying it while I got it! And now, I'm off to post to a brand new linky party being hosted by Mary called Show Me What You Got Art Linkup!