I spent some time yesterday drawing up some new things to hook on burlap. Last night I hooked up this little birdy heart. It was fun to just start hooking with no real color plan, I just used what I had in my basket of wool strips.
A couple of pages from the little art journal. I find that it is easy to just put one or two thoughts on a page. I am not the type to share all my personal thoughts and feelings and I think that it kept me away from doing an art journal before this. I guess the trick is to just make it work for you. So mine will be sort of a "what I did today" type thing...or what I want to make...we will see how it goes. I have another daily journal that I keep with all the things I need to do that day listed and I check off each item when I've completed them. It keeps me organized! I also have another journal where I list all the art things I want to make. Sometimes I forget something that I thought was a good idea and go back and remind myself to do it! If I had more time to devote to the visual journal I think I would do more collage and painting, but for now this is about all I can do.
On Saturdays I love to visit the local Farmers Market in Santa Barbara. We have such a variety of wonderful organic produce and fresh flowers that it is a visual treat as well as a great way to support our farmers and come home with healthy food for the family. I always buy a 10 lb. bag of Valencia oranges for fresh juice in the morning and cajun almonds for Justin. Then whatever looks good for dinner. After my trip to the Farmers Market I have to take a look at Art From Scrap to see if they have any cool fabric that I can use for my art projects. Today I found some nice linen and two great burlap bags that I think I can use for hooking.
Photos of a few things that caught my eye today!