Friday, December 27, 2013

A Peek Into My Art Journal Day One

One of the things I want to do in 2014 is to post more consistently on my personal blog (which you are reading right now). I have been horrible about this in 2013. 
But....that is going to change! 
Right NOW!

I am challenging myself to post for 10 Days STRAIGHT to start me on the right path. In my 10 posts I will show you something I have been working on for the past month.
 I'm dedicating these 10 posts to my friend Janet Joehlin
It is with her encouragement and inspiration that I started this little project.

You see, since I stopped scrapbooking a few years ago my story, the diary of my life has been sort of "lost". I have tried different things along the way including a 8" x 11" Daily Art Journal. I did it 2 years in a row every day.....January thru May and then.....then.....I stopped. BOTH YEARS in May or June! Why, I don't know. Maybe life is busier in the summer, maybe I travel more. I don't know. But those months....lost
I truly enjoy going back and looking into my scrapbooks and journals.

This year I did it again. STOPPED in May. Right as one of the biggest changes in my life was going to happen, something I wanted to first born leaving for college. LOST! Not a journal entry to be found. I have been so mad over this. Then on Thanksgiving I said NO MORE and started again. This time, like my friend Janet, in a much smaller journal. One I could manage. One that I could do while sitting on the couch late at night. One that could allow me to try new products, new stencils. One that would bring drawing and doodling back into my life.

I didn't want to post about it until I was sure it was the right "fit" for me. It is! I have documented every day for a month. Nothing big. Just a snapshot. I look forward to my journal every day :) I relax....and do something just for fun.

So...I did it--Day One.
Tomorrow, I'll be back with Day Two.
Here's to TEN days of consistency and a new part of my routine.

**NOTE: Please excuse the blurry parts you will see in my pages. After all, it is my personal there are bound to be some personal parts that I blur out :)


  1. Love your pages, Maria!
    Janet is very inspiring...and so are you! :)

  2. Oh good for you Maria.....I, too, get going then lapse then fall in love with the journal again. I see your homage to Janet's incredible pages but you have made them your own. Bravo brave girl. xox

  3. Woo Hoo! So excited to see this!!! Looking forward to more!

  4. Yay to Janet! I'm going to take this as a little hint to me to get back to my regular journaling practice. I think a smaller journal is the ticket.


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