Monday, May 19, 2008

Quilter’s Journal

Quilter's Journal, (8.75" x 5.75")
Fannie Narte

"Quilter's Journal" was made from a paper quilt made from Terri's "Paper Explorations" online class, yesterday's post.

An "inside" look at the journal.

Do you keep a journal?


freebird said...

Journals! We all want to keep one. I have bought a few and they are still empty. I found a class online for art journaling and am learning to do a lot. I think the main thing really is inspiration and discipline. I sure wish the two would come together! :)

I do keep an idea book going and until I started blogging I kept a project book going. I guess they are a sort of journal. How do you do at journaling? You are making some nice ones.

Sue B said...

Fannie this is awesome!

Sherry said...

Very simple, yet elegant. I love the finishing touch you chose. I've never kept a journal, but I can now that I have a wonderul one made specifically for me from a dear friend.

TracyB said...

I have tons of them! Unfortunately, it takes me a little while to start sketching in them when they're brand new & all pretty (don't want to mark them up) :) Have ALWAYS wanted to make one but have never really known WHERE to start!!

Jacq said...

Great journal.

StegArt said...

It's fabulous. I love how you've taken the paper quilt background and used it for your journal.

Guzzisue said...

I know I should keep an art/ideas journal but the only time I keep a journal is when we go touring and then I always write up days adventures and draw/sketch what I remember, also carry crayons so I can decorate all the pages before I use them. If I write about the fields/crops that weve passed then the paper will be covered in flowers first.

Fannie said...

Hi, Freebird! Thanks for your question. I did well with journaling for years before I became a blogger. I have volumes of composition books and steno note pads filled with thoughts and musings. Now my blog has replaced my daily journaling. I still write in my journal--things I wouldn't post to my blog . . .

I mostly use my journals to sketch ideas and write my private thoughts.

Thanks, SueB!

Sherry, I hope you find that your journal is a safe place where you can share your thoughts without judgment--you are a Dear Friend!

Hmmm, Tracy. It sounds to me like you "need" a journal--marked, of course, so you won't feel inhibited. ;-D

Thanks, Jacq and Terri. Jacq, you are the one I'm grateful to for sharing your online class links. Thanks!

Hi, Sue! It sounds like you have a great journaling system. You must have a colorful journal. I can imagine . . . beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

ScaryCheri said...

I have always wanted to and have saved many tutorials on making journals and have made 3 for friends but alas, well maybe some day. I am really enjoying reading about your online classes. I am thinking about taking one on encrusted CQ's at joggles. It looks to me like you are learning very well. I was a little worried about hwat quality the teaching could be but it looks to me like in your classes anyhow, you are definitely getting your money's worth. Keep up the beautiful Art. And thanks for sharing it with us. Hugz, Scary