Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Do You Have a Journal?

At one of my recent quilt guild meetings, a fellow member, Margie, has challenged all of us to begin a journal.  At our last meeting we had to take our journal along and Margie gave us an activity for our journal -- create something with your fingerprints (and an ink pad).  So, here's my original piece of artwork:

Yes, those are really my fingerprints!  LOL!  I had so much fun with this that since then I've added several more doodles to my journal, including this Zentangle-esque drawing. 

Next month we are going to begin decorating the cover, both insde and out.

You know, when I was a kid, I tried to keep a journal, but I got tired of writing about homeowrk and friends so I never could keep with it for long.  My grandmother kept a journal for most of her life and I'm the lucky caregiver for those journals which are filled with lots of interesting nuggets of stuff.  Her journa entries were mostly about the weather and what she did on a day to day basis, but there's lots of fun stuff like her and my grandfather's courtship, my father's (and uncles') births, and of course entries about Nicholas and Nina Filatoff. 

My journal on the other hand is going to be a doodle journal where I can put anything I want into it.  I don't think it's going to take long to fill it up.  So I challenge you to start a doodle journal if you haven't already got one going.


  1. I don't doodle (no artistic ability there), and I don't journal or keep a diary. I have started keeping a calendar of my quilting progress. I started last year, and I write down what stitching I get done each day. It really helps when I write a blog post. I know what I've gotten done, and don't forget things.

    1. Cheryl -- sounds like a journal to me! LOL! :)


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