Sunday, April 27, 2014

New Year's Resolution.......

Yep, it is almost May 1 and I'm finally going to make my New Year's Resolution!  That Resolution is (drum roll, please) .........work out of only ONE sketchbook/journal at a time! 

I know you were expecting something more challenging, well, it depends on your perspective....I seem to find this one very challenging.  Many of us, who like to make art, end up with several tablets or journals of various weights and types of paper and I seem to have a need to make marks in them all.




Sometimes the marks are playful.........




Sometimes they are studies of people's legs  and trying to figure out the foreshortening.

















Sometimes it is actual class planning or trying to figure out a page design, sometimes they are good ideas, sometime they are just scribbles.













Problem here is.......these are three different books out of about eight, or nine, that I do this kind of note making, scribbling, and sometimes, decent work in.  However, I never, never use up one whole book at a time.  I may have used half the pages in one book and six in another.  I suspect I'm not the only person who does this, but, it makes it very difficult to find something when you want it.  You get this great idea, write it down and sketch it out.......you know you did!   So, why can't I find it again?

That's it my New Year's Resolution!  Pick one sketchbook and stick with it, in the hope you will be able to find those ideas again.

In the meantime, I just finished this week's DLP page.  This was easy, I love quotes and I need to practice lettering. 


You know how they have e-cigarettes?  Maybe, someone could come up with an e-organizing system, one that DOES NOT involved a computer tho', rather something that would organize things in a puff of smoke!

 

6 comments:

Marilyn J. Rock said...

I can so relate to this post!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

For the life of me, I can't believe how long it's been since I visited, although you have been so good to visit me regularly. Playing catch-up is hard.

That discovery museum would be on MY list if I were in the Salem area. It looks like fun for us "mature" visitors, too.

You draw so well. Your favorite shoes are a testament to that. And of course, I like the latest DLP page you made with (one of) your favorite quote(s).

I have several altered books going at once, but they all have a theme, so I know what is contained in each. Besides, I don't draw OR journal, so no fear that I have misplaced anything. However, I applaud your New Year's resolution.

elle said...

If I had just several booklets on the go I'd be happy but I seem to reach for random scraps of paper. oye! This is a good resolution. I may have to modify it! lol

rivergardenstudio said...

i love your spring resolution and your thoughts and musings Jan, and scrolling down through your adventures and art! Happy May to you! xox
roxanne

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

I am feeling conflicted :) Really! I have a watercolor book, a composition book, a moleskine and a handmade book OH! and a sketchbook. I always have a cheap sketchbook. It would be nice to have just one. I do finish them all up, though. I'll be curious to see how this goes for you. Thanks for the linky btw

Julie said...

love the e-organizer idea!!!!!