I spent a little bit of time doodling a list last night and I had forgotten how much I enjoy this way of keeping a personal history. I have always loved mini albums, less intimidating perhaps.
In the latter part of the summer and fall I was hit and miss with my pages, but instead of feeling pressured to finish and add more stress I just tried to look at the overall picture. I'm happy with what I recorded. I also tried to incorporate some calligraphy practice into my listing/sketchbook (I need to come up with a name for it), because who has time to do everything. I love when I can mix mediums and assignments.
A few of you have asked about my process, it's pretty basic. I do a quick rough draft of what how I envision the sketch, pen in the desired lines, paint and journal.
Another before and after....
I knew I would be traveling more in the summer and I wanted to simplify my packing so I created a peerless watercolor palette. Here are a few options if you want to create you own.
I loved being able to stick it in the back of the sketchbook and always have with me.
Looking back, even after a few months, makes me so happy that I spent a little bit of time creating this visual history. I always get asked, "How do you find the time to do this?" Just like everything else in life you just have to make the time. My day is not any busier than another persons. We all have the same 24 hours in each day. I set aside time, if only 10 minutes because it's important to me to record something every day.
I would really like to incorporate more of my doodles into my history project as I go along.
For today's a chance to win a spot in the History Project class giveaway (one winner each day) leave a comment with your favorite color and how you would use it in your history project.
Contest ends Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11:59 mountain standard time. Winner will be announced Monday, January 18, 2016.
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