Wednesday, February 3, 2010
From the Other Journal
I'm sorry I've haven't posted here for awhile, but I am currently in the midst of studying for midterm exams and I have way more things that I need to do than I have time to do them. My to-do list has finally become less than half a page long so I thought I would take the opportunity to post a couple of pages from my "other journal," which seems to be becoming a sketchbook journal. These pages show an abstract doodle that I didn't really like until I put letters around it, a rather geometrical diagram of interlocking bands, and sketches of some pressed flowers that I have sitting on the shelf above my desk. (As I think of summer, when I can go out and sketch living flowers.) The words and sketches were all written and drawn with a black Sharpie Pen and the flowers were coloured with watercolour pencils (which I am still learning how to use). I don't have much time to work in my journal these days, so these pages were developed over about a period of about a week.
I haven't acquired any new pens or other supplies lately, but I do plan to make a trip to the campus bookstore (home of many enticing items) sometime in the future. I recently read two books on journaling, both by Hannah Hinchman: A Trail Through Leaves: The Journal as a Path to Place and A Life in Hand: Creating the Illuminated Journal, and if I find the time, I will try to write a review of one or both of these books in the next week or so.