Sunday, April 29, 2012

An Illustrated Life

Over the years, I have considered keeping a journal and when I tried to, didn't keep up with it.  What can I say, I bored myself to death.  I'm not a writer.  And although, I've had many great life experiences, putting them into words isn't something I do very well.  
A friend gave me a journal a few years back and after a very brief attempt at writing my daily stuff, I decided that I was only interested in doodling and looking at it, if there were pictures involved.  I began creating a journal that was filled with my life in an illustrated form.  I chose various moments that caught my attention and put them into pictures.  Usually two or three per month.  
Today, I ran across these journals and glanced back through them and thought I'd share them with you....and maybe get back to writing/drawing in them again.  I used to take them with me and if I had a moment, I would draw, look up quotes and capture the whimsical and magical times.  I know I've posted a few pics from it in the past, but I thought I'd add a few more...or several more.  :) 



























Have a beautiful and blessed day!  

12 comments:

  1. you are invited to follow my blog

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  2. They are all so beautiful and reminded me of a happy childhood :)

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  3. Great stuff! Especially the trees...you have a real knack for those. AND I LOVE trees! Thanks for sharing. xoxo

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  4. I write and maintain a blog which I have entitled “Accordingtothebook” and I’d like to invite you to follow it

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  5. Heather, what a great idea to draw your experiences. And what a thrill to look through the journals years after. You truly are a great artist and I loved seeing this. Have you heard of/ read the book of Edith Holden? She did something similar to this. Her book was made into a TV series and I loved watching it. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pieces of art!

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  6. Oh Heather! Page after page of beauty...both cute and awesome!! You and trees really have a connection!

    What a neat thing to be able to flip through...an illustrated thoughts book...not a journal :)
    I might actually be able to handle something like this...rather than an art journal.
    Thank you so much for sharing these pages with us!!

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  7. those are fantastic! you brightened my day! so talented and bright!

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  8. Gorgeous journal! Thanks for sharing my friend ;o)

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  9. I agree! This is SO cool!!! LOVE all the beautiful images - the little creatures are my favorite - and all the Pooh references. You are such a talented one! This is really special. xoxoxo

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  10. Looks so cool on the lined paper!!! Now, I adore new york and the sleepy hallow, of course! Your creatures are darling! and Pooh!!!

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  11. very cool pieces of art Heather!
    fine blog...

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