Sunday, July 4, 2010
I broke out my watercolor pencils, Pitt Pens, and White Gelly Roll, and set out to try some "zentangle-y doodling," to see what I could come up with. Zentangles have been facscinating me for sometime now, and I have been wanting to incorporate the technique into something. This was my first effort, and I so loved the process. Admittedly, I started out slow, creating the border, and then deciding I like it enough to keep it seperate, or "untangled." So I thought, "what word best describes today," and "love" came to mind. I wrote the word, outlined it, and began filling the letters in...and kept thinking, "okay, I'm through," but then I would think of one more layer I could add. I may continue to play with this page even a bit more. It's been alot of fun.
Being a new "journaler," there are several things about the process of journaling that amaze me. First is that I'm addicted to journaling, after only approximately three weeks, or so, of first trying it. Initially, I thought, "okay, I'll use my journal only when I want to try some new medium or technique, or when I have deep feelings that I need to express." Now I am lugging this book around everywhere I go, with a bag of pens and supplies in tow!
The second thing that amazes me about journaling is that it's SOOO much fun, and such a natural process! Even when I begin to journal with no clue of what I'm going to do, the process just flows out of me...magically. It's like another being is inside of me just pouring out, or freeing itself to spill upon the page.
Lastly, it astonishes me that the words just flow out of nowhere. I haven't written anything extraordinary...yet..but I've yet to have to truly "think" about, or dig for the words that I write. They just come!
Okay, perhaps a few other journalers can comprehend my excitement here; for others, I'm sure you are bored to tears with my rambling, and I thank each of you for allowing me to share my Love and Color! Now let's go make some fireworks!
Posted by Jeanne Nelson at 7/04/2010 05:05:00 PM