As regular readers of Creativity for Life know – I’m head over heels about a new book by one of my favorite online gurus/mentors, Marney Makridakis. Marney has a new book out, Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life. I was lucky enough to have been chosen as an advance reader of this book and really, really (really!) love it.
Right now, Marney’s in the middle a big Creating Time Book Event. For all of you who haven’t been able to hear Marney talk about Creating Time personally, I thought I’d share the following Q&A with you!
Your painting art journal is a powerful way to jump-start your future painting projects. Consider the following tips to get started.
1. Obtain an 8 1/2 x 11 size hard cover sketchbook. Of course, you could make your own journal, but that is for another discussion. Why keep a journal? It is important to maintain a journal to record important ideas that you receive. If not those great ideas will fly out of your mind as quickly as you receive them. Therefore, Keep your journal with you at all times.
My step-daughter has kept journals for most of her life. She has volumes of memories and recollections; she can instantly recall her feelings and experiences in the moment whenever she wants to simply by flicking back through the pages. I, in comparison, only discovered the joy of journaling a few years ago and I wish so much that I had started much earlier.