Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sketchbooks and Journals

:: a pile to treasure ::
A personal pile of mine.
 A stack of stories in my studio. 
A collection of sorts... some handmade, hand-bound, altered, and recycled.
 Honestly, these art journals and sketchbooks are hard to pack away...
 They have become a part of me, a part of my studio, a part of my "why".
You know... those days when your inner critic tells you, 
"why do you bother making art anyways ?" 
This is when, I can open anyone of these books up and be reminded...
and fall in love all over again! 
I think these can wait, just a little awhile longer, 
before I pack them away to our new place.

Our journals are such a part of us, don't you think ? 


  1. They are lovely! I like to be surrounded by my homemade treasures, too! Hugs, Valerie

    1. Hello Valerie
      Thank you. :]
      Enjoy your visit & your own personal treasures as well. ~xx

  2. Once you have packed them away, I hope you will find them again:)
    They will ae a very good 'read'!

    1. Hello Sue... YOU BETCHA!! :]
      I won't lose this box of treasures, promise you that ((LOL))

  3. Delightful! Just look at all the creativity stacked there! Though I don't have as many journals yet, I do get pleasure just looking at them - It's so much fun to flip through them and remember some of the how and why of the pages you made. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hello Terrie
      Thank you! :]
      So wonderful to read, you enjoyed your visit here today. ~xx

  4. Such a wonderful stack of journals. I can understand why you don't want to pack them yet. I love looking through my completed journals. J x

  5. Ah yes, I have stacks like that! I see every journal as a chapter of the book of my life. All of them together represent me. I could never let them go.

  6. There are few photos so delicious as a stack of art journals!