Saturday, July 10, 2010

Illustration Friday - 'diary'



"Oh to have a tree to hold a diary,
maybe two or three...or more!

Yes, that is what I wish for..."
© Laura Taylor Mark

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Great to see 'diary' for IF's prompt word this week even though I've never really been into keeping one, not one filled with words that is....

However, thanks to the art journal revolution the last couple of years - or should I say revelation - I've found that keeping an art diary/visual journal has given me the most creative and satisfying results. I think for me it's mostly been because the pressure is off to create "art". Some of my best, most spontaneous & fun pieces can be found in the 12 or so journals I've been playing in for the last few years.

I encourage you (as I do in the local art journaling classes that I offer) to start an art diary/ journal and see where it takes you on your art journey, you may be pleasantly surprised.

Cheers!

13 comments:

Bella Sabbagh said...

This is lovely.

An Altered Wonderland said...

I love it!

milli-jane said...

Love your style! this would make a really lovely book shelf idea!! i want one :)

Lins Artyblobs said...

great drawing

renia metallinou said...

Your work is lovely :-)

Valerie Lorimer said...

I really love your piece! It's just gorgeous and intriguing.

Kirsten said...

I LOVE this!

Linda Hensley said...

This reminds me of climbing trees when I was a kid so I could read in peace :)

Missy said...

This is wonderful!

Shirley said...

Fantastic concept and beautiful illustration, Laura! : )

Amalia K said...

Hello Laura :)

I've been long fascinated with trees, and I must say that yours is just beautiful. I love the idea of this piece! :))

Heather said...

This is a beautiful illustration.

Odd Chick said...

The lines of this tree are so lovely and for it to hold diaries or art journals- well, it's just totally wowing me out.