Monday, 2 January 2012

Mojo Monday - Journals

I hope you all had a fantstic Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all and I hope  all had lots of crafty gifts on the big day. As the new year starts  thoughts turn to using that "O" word - organised!!! Every year I get myself a new diary. I fill it in and think this year I won't carry all the things I need to remmeber in my head - I always forget something! But after a few days I scrible in it and then because I hate it being messy I stop using it. I have a thing about it being all neat.
Then I was looking for something online I came across a journal, and loved it. Being able to doodle and make it totally your own I love so I think I may have a go myself.


n art diary, art journal or visual journal is a daily journal kept by artists, often containing both words and sketches, and occasionally including Mixed media elements such as collages. Such books will frequently contain rough workings, in cartoon form, of ideas later to appear in finished works, as well as acting as a normal diary, by allowing the artist to record their day-to-day activities and emotions.
These diaries not only give art historians a valuable opportunity to explore the creation process of these finished works, but they are a useful biographical tool.
Many famous artists are known for their art diaries - the sketchbooks of Leonardo da Vinci are probably the best known example. Other artists to have used art journals include Frida Kahlo.[1]
The concept of the art diary is also used by people working in related creative fields such as music; musician Brian Eno, for instance, is well-known for his use of art diaries, excerpts from which were used in the Eno and Russell Mills book More Dark Than Shark.[2] Photographers Peter Hill Beard and Dan Eldon, and artist Sabrina Ward Harrison are three other people noted for their art journals.
The contemporary art diary can take a form of a video journal and is sometimes immediately available to the public, either in the form of a YouTube page or blog.

Journel Sayings 
Laugh when you can, Apologise when you should, and let go of what you can't change.
Read me a story, Tuck me in tight, say a sweet prayer and kiss me good night.
Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, I hope I have inspired you just a little today.

Love from Clairebears x


  1. Thanks Clairebears, you've just given me an idea ......................... !!! lol

    Hugs, Sandra xx

  2. Hi I have just got a smash book journal so I can write my ideas in as my memory is pants lol Cool post Thanks Kitty ;0)


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