Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The great thing about journaling

Happy baby sketch
(subject unknown)
Ballpoint pen on lined journal paper
6 X 4 inches
Barbara Muir © 

As an artist I have been lucky to be a part time teacher. I've
taught writing for the most part, psychology and creativity.
The writing books I love all suggest that writing three pages
by hand in a journal is one of the best ways to improve your

True.  Today when I wasn't painting, I focused on cleaning one
bookcase packed with sketchbooks and journals.  All of my journals
have drawings too.  And if this really becomes a habit for you
 -- journaling three pages a day, and you keep those notebooks --
you will have a lot of them.  I mean a lot.

Today after work I read to my husband from one of my journals about
our life in the first months after our firstborn came into our lives.
His birthday is one day after Canada Day.  We were moved thinking
about those days, and how happy, exhausted, and naive we were. 

I found this drawing of a baby (not sure who) in one of my journals
and I like the quick sketch. 

Have an enjoying getting your art space organized day. 

1 comment:

Jennifer Rose said...

my writing is too unreadable to write pages by hand, even I cant read it lol

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