Monday, 19 January 2009

Folksy Five: Journalling

I was given a wonderful book by my friend Hannah for Christmas. The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to be the Artist You Truly Are has got me over my fear of drawing. I bought a lovely little Moleskine journal - Moleskine Pocket Sketch-book and just got going. I'm loving the time I spend absorbed in it totally, something which I don't think I've experienced since childhood.

In honour of that, this week's Folksy Five is journals and related bits I currently love:

Folksy Five Mosaic: Journalling

1. Handpainted Moleskine Cahier Journal by Illusio Creative - The cover art on this journal is so beautiful, a book that would just have to contain lots of lovely things.

2. Matryoshka Jute Bag by Beaky - You'd need something to go on adventures with, carrying your journal, pencils, and probably a packed lunch and a camera too! This little Matryoshka bag would be perfect for day exploring.

3. Mini Oz Inspired Sketchbook by KatysShop - This little A6 sketchbook would be perfect for popping in a pocket for drawing anywhere, and it has a Wizard of Oz cover, lovely.

4. Pencil Roll Up - Dragonflies and Retro Print - by RowSewCreative is beautiful, and would hold a set of pencils prefect for any picture opportunity.

5. Concertina book by Lapwing Printworks - a beautiful book that would be lovely recording thoughts and mementoes from a special holiday.

An honourable mention has to go to "& with these pencils", also by Lapwing Printworks, a fantastic little shop selling cards, prints and other paper goods printed in Norfolk. I was going to feature it in my Folksy Five, but I decided it was so gorgeous, I had to buy it:
Isn't it wonderful!


Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year

I've had a bit of a break from blogging, and have been spending lots of time with friends and family, celebrating Christmas, going to the Panto, seeing in the New Year in lovely (albeit poorly) company, and so far 2009 is going well.

I want to spend more of this year creating things, and journalling, both with photos, and getting over my fear of drawing and doing some real journalling.

I took lots of photos today, I think this is my favourite:

Snow at Bournville 2009-01-01 (1)

Happy New Year, I hope your 2009 is filled with many brilliant things.

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