Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Life in Pages

I've kept a journal or at least a "detailed calendar" since (apparently) I could write cursive!
Here we are peering into a box of finished journals.... see the old first diary on top!
Below are the four journals I'm currently working in.....
that big red one will probably never be finished! Especially when it comes to writing in it... It is fun to make collages in there....
I always get excited about journaling in January, don't you?
And there are so many art journaling classes available right now...
Okay..... one last thing today...
I'll be at the Cotton Bowl tomorrow night....
look for me!
(I'll be in maroon!)

11 comments:

~*~Patty S said...

great fun seeing your journals...super pics and post Linda

Enjoy Enjoy your Cotton Bowl weekend!
oxo

Jeanie said...

These are wonderful -- beautiful photos and great fun! Have fun at the Bowl!

natalea said...

you know I love journals! just seeing them in piles makes me happy! have fun with them!
xo natalea

Nathalie Thompson said...

Your oldest journal would make awesome collage pages. You have neat handwriting and I bet the pages have a nice (slightly yellowed) patina.

Great post!

Katie said...

Your journals are beautiful. I journaled until my junior year of high school. I'm not sure why I stopped. A snoopy little sister maybe? I haven't saved all mine. They weren't as attractive as yours. I did save a few funny pages. I was a pretty ridiculous 14 year old.
I hope you guys had fun at the Cotton Bowl regardless of the outcome. What a cool Christmas present! Erik and I were hoping to try to meet you guys for brunch but I had to work. A spelling coach never rests!

Dogwood said...

How fabulous that you still have all you journals. What a fabulous legacy. I have never kept a journal. Maybe I will start this year.

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Your childhood diary entry is adorable! I wish I still had mine from when I was a kid. And your pile of journals is just wonderful!

Debe said...

How cool that you have your old diary!! I can remember those little keys...I started journaling...made one entry on New Year's Day I think...nothing since. I wish I could develop that habit. Love looking at yours!

Sandy Michelle said...

Thanks for the link to the free classes! I plan to journal a lot more this year for sure. Have a great day Linda! Sandy xo

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Linda, This is a precious post! That first photo...oh how fun! What was mother thinking in saying "no" to Walter's proposal?!

Since the "bowl of cotton" is all over...we'll not talk about it. Although on a more positive memory for the Aggies, I do remember back in the 80's when living in TX myself the Aggies played The Longhorns in the Cotton Bowl and came home with the prize. As a consolation prize, I covered an old plastic bowl in cotton balls for a DIE HARD Longhorn Alum and snuck it on their desk with an anonymous note. Of course, they automatically suspected an Aggie of such antics...

No doubt you had a great time despite the ending score!

Sandy Ang said...

Your journal looks so interesting. Love that illustration - she's so chic and sassy!