Watercolor & Ink – Stilman & Birns Beta Journal
On Pinterest yesterday, I found a board dedicated to Garden Journals – when someone pinned my birdbath sketch to it, and it occurred to me that, for the most part, Garden Journals are Art Journals because they tell a story about your life, help you remember things that happened, and usually have sketches, photos and other kinds of visual note-taking.
Since that happens to be my definition of “Art Journal”, I decided they belong in the same category.
And it’s a good thing, because so many of my art journal pages are about my garden that I would hate to have to separate the two.
This page is from back in April, but I rediscovered it yesterday.
When I created the page, I had just gotten home from a trip to Lowes, where I bought some stepping stones that I thought were the same as all the ones I put in last year.
It’s weird how you can look at something everyday and not remember what it looks like.
But, it’s ok because I only bought these for the birdbaths to sit on – not to add to my walkways.
And I was having an uninspired journaling day, so it gave me something to draw – (grin).
Which brings me to a good idea to share with you.
What to Draw?
OK – sometimes that is a problem for everybody. You’ve got the urge – but no subject.
When it happens to me, I turn to some books I keep around for just such an occasion. These are fun, illustrated books of one kind or another, and seeing some simple pictures always gives me ideas of things to draw.
I will share these books with you from time to time. Here is a favorite:
This is not a tangle type of doodling, but rather, simple sketches and partially drawn scenes for you to fill in. You can even work in the book itself if you want . . .
Either way, there are enough idea starters in here to get you out of any drawing block.
Past Garden Journal Pages . . .
This page brought up memories of other garden journal pages that are now lost in the archives.
Do you remember the Story of the Morning Glories I tried to grow from seed?
That was a five page garden journal story way back in 2011.
You can find the entire story here:
I enjoyed reading that story again – hope you do too.
And, I have the urge to blog more often again – let’s see how that goes?!?