Trying to Think Creatively

In my previous post I showed a page I had done in my journal, inspired by the book Art Escapes. This past weekend I did this page, trying to illustrate "Sky", "Colors", "Random Thoughts", and "Simple Pleasures" during the three day Memorial Weekend. We just hung around the house working on projects needing attention before summer gets into full swing. We did venture out to the home improvement stores a couple of times, of course. And I'd like to think we actually did some home improvements. It's a matter of opinion I suppose.

Anyway - thinking about illustrating as I go about my daily life opens a door to more creative thinking. Of course, stopping in the middle of something to draw can be a little annoying to everyone else - like "Stop - don't eat that watermelon yet!"


ann said...

I know this is really going back in the 'archives', but was just searching through the blog - after ready this a while back, I ordered the Art Escapes book, great! But thanks for putting this here back in 2008. I've been waiting for everything to be "perfect" before I journal - HAH! So, here I go with grids! Regards! Ann

Catherine said...

The grids are great because there isn't too much commitment.

I have a friend that every now and then fills a page with two-inch squares. When she wants to sketch something, it just takes a minute and she has a nice collection of little misc sketches. It doesn't have to have a theme, but I like the challenge of a theme.

Have fun with the grids!