Sunday, February 27, 2011

Art Journal - Monday Mosaic



Art journaling is something I like to do, I want to do, but I never seem to get around to actually doing. So I packed colored pencils and a few markers along with the sunscreen and swimsuit on our recent vacation. And I completed these two pages during the week and the week after our return. 

Drawing and coloring is relaxing. I think about the patterns and the colors, and my mind wanders - I puzzle over whatever random questions pop up in my mind, I mull over family situations good and bad, prayer comes often to mind. I think I need to make more time for journaling.

Linking to Monday Mosaics, hosted by Mary at the Little Red House. Each week the mosaics give tiny glimpses of the lives of people around the globe.
Visit -  and enjoy.

28 comments:

LDH said...

Wow, Lorrie, these pages are lovely! Sounds like it comes easily to you. I'd say this is doodling at its best! Very pretty mosaic!

Pondside said...

Lorrie - you manage to do so much - so much that is original and thoughtful. I'd like to take a page from your book (not this one - the figurative one!) and make the time to something similar. I realize that this is a choice that you make, and I just have to look at my priorities.

Reflections said...

Wow, great artwork! Sounds like it was a vacation of special reflective moments, cherished thoughts, glimpses of time filled with relaxing dreams.

Sandy said...

Lorrie, those are wonderful and colorful. Do you do art cards too?

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Very pretty artwork. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Sheila said...

Lorrie I can see how creative you are and can just picture the wonderful things you will be making for your dear granddaughter. She'd love to look at your birds and flowers. Will you be painting them for her? I decided to share my mug rugs tonight - thanks to your suggestion.

Francisca said...

Your sketches are very pretty, Lorrie, and the process of art journaling is a proven way to open creative and problem solving juices. Stay with it!

Maggie said...

Meditation through art or art through meditation?
Either way it sounds like very good therapy to me.
Your drawings are delightful, is there no end to your talents?

theresalwaysthyme said...

What a nice idea, your journal is lovely, love your artwork and what a great place to ponder things, and look back! Makes a beautiful mosaic, I love it!

Jill Harrison said...

how wonderful to have time to sit and draw. Maybe one day I will take it up again myself. Until then my camera will do. Thankyou for sharing your sketches and for coming to my blog.

Heather T. said...

Why do we tuck away our need to be creative, for the busy lives? I think we tend to feel as though it really doesn't matter, until we just do it and then, then we remember how soothing and needed it really is; especially when we're doing it hand in Hand with our own Creative Maker.



I like your art ;)

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Good job, Lorrie. I'm afraid my artwork wouldn't be much of a keepsake but it might be fun to try drawing instead of writing sometime...especially on a warm beach with waves lapping nearby.

WendyBee said...

What a lovely idea! I have a spotty history in journaling, and even spottier in drawing and doodling. You are so astute to recognize how they are really linked forms of expression. And I always find art to be a conduit for prayer.

Carole said...

Comme tu dessines bien ! Tu pourrais illustrer des livres pour enfants !

Wendy said...

Your "doodling" is wonderful! I'd be happy to call that my fine art!

Carole said...

Nice doodles!

Snap said...

Lorrie,

Your journal pages are wonderful! Such fun!

Missy said...

Your journalling makes a lovely mosaic and memories for the future too I'm sure.

Barbara said...

Your journals are so beautiful they should be published Lorrie.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

These photos sure would make a cute blog header!!!
Great job!!!
Have a beautiful week!!!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Lovely hand drawn images. We we go on vacation I take a small book and write a daily journal of what we saw, where we visited, weather etc so that I can reread it later on. V

Miss Debbie said...

Cute and colorful! A neat idea I have never thought of...you are very creative!

Regina said...

Beautiful creations!

Have a great week.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Oh Lorrie, you are so talented...these pages are lovely.
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Fiona said...

Your pages are gorgeous! I've been trying to do some journalling as well, and yes its so hard to fit it in! But so freest when you do, I love your birds ....

"Create Beauty" said...

What fun pages! I too took some art supplies on our vacation last week and spent a couple of evenings creating...making some backgrounds for further play : )

Enjoy your week!
Violet

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I don't know how I missed this one! I just started an Art journal so I need some inspiration! Love your art! ♥♥♥

e.mel said...

beautiful! If you like art journals, you might also enjoy Donna Downey's stuff - google her and see whatcha think!