Saturday, January 28, 2012

Everyday page

I know i have mentioned before that i have an everyday book,
one that sits beside me in the studio, while watching tv.  I treat this
book badly, its out of its cover, there is paint, and markers all over
I stick anything I find it, I write grocery lists, generally
just abuse it.  I guess its sort of my art journal ling book.
But i like to think its my idea book.  Take for example
this little guy above, he is not perfect, its something
i sketched and used markers on for an idea, maybe
i will use that idea maybe i wont, but its down
Everything you do does not have to be perfect
and beautiful to call art.  Do you have an everyday book?


  1. That's so funny that you ask this question now - I just found about five journals where I jot down ideas. I'm going to try to consolidate them into one book to make it easier. I have a book for quotes, a book for "anything" I think of or hear about that I want to remember, a book where I jot down books to read, etc etc.

    I completely agree that things we put in our idea book don't have to be "perfect" art. Usually I just make a quick sketch so I don't lose the idea.

  2. a book is a good place to do all these ideas and close by too. I usually make lists on the computer, then find that I cant find the file I put it in! cute birdie!

  3. I DO!!!! You should see the crazy sketches, doodles, and terrible ideas in it. I also write in there, it's kind of a day-to-day journal, I guess. I stick in labels, receipts, I draw mindlessly in it when I'm on the phone, and really, I don't know what I would do without it. I think everyone should have one!

  4. Yes, my poor-expressive-drawing-one.....for ideas I have another book where I write into, just writting. I love the idea though of your everyday book...I am sure it is fun to look through once in a while and smile about yourself and the crazy wild expressive ideas you have/had...enjoy!!!! And let the creative engery flow!!!! Smiles, Anke :)

  5. I have a book like this, but then started getting confused with my daily planner...too many books! So I put the everyday book aside, but I kind of miss it! I have to find a way to use it, but not get myself confused!


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