Friday, 19 February 2010

A Year of Creativity

I've always loved keeping journals. When I was little I'd write about all the things I got up to each day. Nowadays, I often start the year with good intentions of writing something every day, but this isn't always possible...sometimes nothing very noteworthy happens, or I find myself engrossed in life and don't quite find the time to put pen to paper.

I found this fabric covered journal in the Waterstone's sale and just couldn't leave it on the shelf! The pages aren't lined and it got me thinking about the possibilities of creating a visual (rather than written) journal.

"What a great way to use, amongst other things, some of the vintage ephemera I've collected from junk shops and at French brocantes", I thought to myself...

...and so I've started creating a little work of art each day. I think I'll become bolder and braver as the days go on (I'm still finding my creative feet at the moment).

I often link the images I use with what I've done that day. As you can probably tell, we're currently going through a bit of redecoration here at Treasure Towers.

It's so wonderful to give myself a bit of time each day to be creative. I find it really relaxing!


Ester Kiely said...

Yep, visual journals are so cool and as you say the more you do, the braver you get. I don't know if you've seen some cool books that are out there on the subject. If you link to my blog I list some of my favourites if you'd like to take a look.

A Bun Can Dance said...

Dear Katie
What a wonderful way to record your days. And what fun to play with scissors and glue sticks on a daily basis, too! As the months progress you'll have a very visual daily record of the development of your creativity - what a precious piece of history for you in the years to come!
happy weekend
Denise x
PS: we didn't have tea in the 40's cafe at Croome - the queue was so long it snaked out through the external door!! Next time....

Country Style Living said...

What a great idea! Love the cover of the book, very pretty.Look forward to seeing the results

Sam said...

that is a lovely idea, my trouble is that I jump from book to journal and diary I can't seem to get settled! I am doing a 'childhood' scrapbook though..I have been meaning to do it before I forget everything!

Happy blogging!
Sam xx

Purrfect Haven said...

well I'm loving this idea - and what with all the blog writing, a visual diary sounds just what I need! Brilliant, thanks Katie, will make one myself too... play school all over a again (but far nicer). Love Helen x

Pomona said...

That's a lovely idea for recording your year. I have found that blogging makes me photograph my makes and my world, and then I have a record of what I have been doing - it's a great antidote to that 'I haven't achieved anything feeling'!

Pomona x