We began this week by drawing a map of our childhood neighborhood:
I wanted mine to fold out so I drew it on an old paper sack and glued it into the book.
Tuesday's assignment was to draw and write about different cars we had when we were growing up. Well, okay, everyone else probably wrote about cars that day. I woke up thinking about buntings that morning (go figure), so on Tuesday my journal page looked like this:
I told you before, I don't always follow directions :-)
I also created a Pinterest board that day named "Buntings, Pennants and Flags". Click here to see some gorgeous images and fun tutorials. I am a bit obsessed.
Okay...back to the journal...On Wednesday we created color palettes so we could give each color a name. This was maybe my favorite project this week. I'm fairly certain my color names would never make it onto lipstick tubes or paint samples with names like "Used Motor Oil" and "Mountain Home Countertop". (I promise it's the same color of tomato red used in the kitchen of the first house the huz and I rented as newlyweds. Those countertops were out of control.)
There's just one more assignment this week. Over the weekend we will sketch a few things that we treasure, taking note of where they came from and why we keep them. I'm just looking around now to see what I might sketch...
I know my journal entries thus far have been a little labor intensive. I guess I'm just so excited to have a little inspiration and focus that I've had fun losing myself in the process. Sometimes our creative energy gets so bottled up inside of us it just needs permission to bust out!
Click on the link below to read today's journal prompt and see links to other journals. Better yet, grab a pencil and paper and join in!