For at least a decade I have kept journals on ruled pads (photo below). Every day I write out about 2 or three pages in somewhat of a stream-of-consciousness way...things like "Well, THAT didn't turn out as expected", "My feet hurt" "I'm way behind schedule" or"I learned a lot!". Keeping journals has helped me in all manner of ways. I seldom go back to read anything, it's more about just getting things off my chest and processing ideas. My painting today was also painted in a in a stream-of-consciousness way. For the most part I just "made it up" and painted it from memory and as it came to me. Tonight I'll likely write in my journal: "2/21/12: Today was a great day! (it was!) and I blogged a painting from memory"
........How was your Tuesday?
(Top Photo) Painting: Celeste Bergin, Still life from memory, oil on 8x8 wood panel
(Bottom Photo) Journals
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