>A small gift

These are some of the journaling notes I have been working on (and a few doodles to fill in the blanks.) I made 3 pages and 2 individual notes which are all available to download and print here. You can use these in your art journal, in your scrapbook or any other artwork of your choice. This is my gift to you. No reason, no special event. Just a gift. The only thing I ask in return is a note or a comment if you DO use these in your work. And a link to the artwork would be nice too.



>I know it’s late…

>… and I should be in bed already. But I’m a night creature. Which probably explains my love of everything vampire. But that’s not why I’m writing.

All around the blogosphere, people are talking about resolutions, goals, intentions. People are choosing words to live by. And what do you know, I’m people! Yes yes, as hard as it may seem to some of you, I am actually human! Anyway, back to the point. This year, I am not making any resolutions. Because, well, I never keep them so what’s the point anyway. Last year, I unofficially chose a word to live by. In 2008, I wanted to focus on everything that was “new” to me. I did a pretty good job. Of course, writing daily in my “every day brings something new” journal did help me to attain this goal. Well, this year, I officially choose the word “change” as in “be the change you want to see in the world”. Well, all kinds of change really. I want to change some habits, be them good or bad. I want to change my perspective one life because, to be honest, lately it hasn’t been all that bright. I want bring more changes in my life. Good changes, obviously. So that’s what I’ll focus on in 2009.

I have no official artistic project for this new year. No Daily Art Card. No “every day” journal. Nope. Nothing of the sort. I do want to do my best at creating something every day though. And having 4 art journals in the works and an altered book should definitely make this easy. And let’s not talk about all the swaps I signed up for (though most of them are due in March so I still have plenty of time to work on them and get them sent out in time.)

Talking about art journals, I worked in 2 of mine today (meaning January 1st, obviously) and in my altered book. And I’m “trying” to create my own journaling notes for scrapbooking, which is actually harder than I thought it would be. I have this problem where I see the finished product in my head and it’s all pretty and perfect but when I try to make it so, it turns out, well, less than perfect though sometimes pretty. This has always been a problem with me actually. And I’m not a perfectionnist, far from it. But when something doesn’t turn out as I had envisionned it, it’s kind of a let down. Know what I mean?

Anyway, enough babbling. I should be going to bed, though I’m not sleepy at all. Maybe I’ll read or write a bit. I did tell Hanna that I’d love to get back into poetry so maybe I’ll try that, who knows?

Today’s art: mindless doodling on a lazy evening, while watching DVDs of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I do like the circles in the cloud shape…