"If you are like me, the process of defining what constitutes an artist
journal for you has been a difficult one. What should it be? Morning pages,
writing, drawing, photos, a diary of private thoughts? Should it be the place to
put your angst or your joy or both?
I think what blocked me for most of my life is that I have never wanted
to give physical reality to my dark thoughts. Whenever I would try, I would
never return to that particular book again, not wanting to revisit sad moments
or problems. I know it helps some people to work things through this way, but
I’m not one of them.
The joyful moments, however, are something else again. My biggest joy
is exploring: places, thoughts and ideas. And I like to go back and revisit
those moments – because I forget about them (mental pause) and can get excited
all over again – and because they are even more interesting from whatever
perspective I find myself on that future visit. So, that’s what my journal
contents should be.
Once you climb over the “what should I put in it?” block, you must face
the “what should I put it in?” block…"
"Blog or Journal – Is There A Difference?"
VISIT [Thanks Joy!]
Summer arrives today!