Sunday, January 3, 2010

Whimsdays in 2010

Happy New Year's everyone. Thanks to all of you for reading my blog, commenters and non-commenters alike. 

I was having the usual New Year's Resolution tug over the last couple of weeks. Should I resolve to draw more? I really should. My brand new journal (above) was started out with thoughts about this resolution, including a page that reads in bold RED sharpie:
"Guidelines for My Year"
1. Draw everywhere*anywhere*anything
2. Sundays: gather any drawing that is "elsewhere", copy it and put it in the FOLDER or box."

Meanwhile, throughout this struggle with my personal devil (aka, Stewie, my critic), I was fully engaged in a new practice "Whimsday". What fun I was having on these days! Following through on any whim or fancy passing through my mind.

I felt like using my square shape punch and playing with some origami paper. So I did, I cut some of the squares into triangles and then used them on my new journal (above). I felt like sewing. So I made some pouches. I felt like putting iron-on vinyl on muslim, so I did it and they became little tags to label the pouches (Stewie loves labels).

I felt like playing with my fabric scraps. After allowing myself the time to iron my scraps (Stewie liked that as well), I applied double-stick tape to the backs of the fabrics and will definitely enjoy using them in my journal. I thought I saw this idea over at Mairuru's blog, but can't find it now. I also made two of the Hana Coasters from her blog. Fun.

I felt like making a magnolia using this Paper Source Kit my sis gave me for Christmas. So I did it. It was exactly like being a kid at Christmas; just moving from toy to toy. Playing away. Yay.

Yesterday, I was thumbing through my journal and re-read my "New Years Resolution" thingie. Ugh ugh ugh. Nope. I am not going to boss myself around this year. Especially not in bold, shouting red pen. I'm goin' with the Whimsday (maybe a Flickr group would be in order?).

And when my journal is out, I'll be making an effort to draw in it.


Joanne Huffman said...

I love this Whimsday idea.

PlumCat Art said...

Just lurve your use of red! Very exciting.

Renee Troy said...

You go girl! Do whatever you darn please. Whimsday sounds like fun.

artistamyjo said...

What a terrific idea!

Lou said...

Every day is 'Whimsday' for me! I'm an adult child. It's a great idea!

Canyon Echoes said...

Lovely idea. Thank you for sharing!!!