Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I have an addiction ...

to magazines!!!!! Picked up these over the weekend! And I always have to read them in the order I buy them. I know that's a little anal or OCD, but that's me. I bought them in the order you see below, so that is how I am reading them! Ck is really good so far, and I am almost done. I really read the whole magazine too!!! I don't read just scrap mags, I love family Circle and Woman's Day, Essence, Cosmo, Real Simple, Domino, Black Woman, mixed media magazines, O Magazine, I can go on and on!!!!!!!




So I am really serious about doing an art journal!

These books are very resourceful! I have only read Somerset's Art Journaling. I flipped thru the other two and plan on reading them over the weekend! I bought Alphabetica a long time ago and that is also a good book to check out if you want to start. I keep a journal, I paint, and I scrapbbok and this combines all 3!!!! Love it!


I picked up a plain sketch book that I can embellish and decorate, those things are not cheap. Geez!!! But the pages are pretty thick and can take on a lot of weight!
I got some really basic charcoal pencils, I hope they work well. My dad is an ARTIST, and I get my artistic side from him. He is thrilled everytime, I pick up a paint brush or pencil to draw! LOL My mom gets jealous when we talk art! LOL

I get my crafty side from my granny and sister! My granny sewed, she knitted, she quilted, she crocheted, she embroidered, she baked.......
My sister used to do latch hook rugs, she can crochet, she is into decaupoge art, she makes the most awesome vases with fabric ,modge podge, and vases. She also makes jewelry! She got her crafty side from granny too!

Mom, not so much. She is more of a interior decorator, that is her gift. Her house looks like a chic furniture store ad! She has a knack for making any room look good!

I totally embrace my creative side! I get made fun all the time about my hobbies, but I don't care. It's my thing! I love to bake! I love to scrapbook! I loved mixed media art! I love to journal and write short stories! I love to paint! I love to make cards. I love altering everyting, i can get my hands on...LOL And I would love to learn to sew, knit, and bead!!!!! So what if people think "that's not black" oh yes, I have been clowned by plenty sisters who think that is "white people stuff".... Or I have been called a nerd, strange, odd, too much time on my hands, and it doesn't bother me. LOL

You can call me what you want, I call it being CREATIVE......
The end!!!!

4 comments:

BonnieRose said...

yes u do.. LOL but hey, creativity rocks, what can i say?

It's me! Jocelynne B! said...

dude, i think crafts are so important these days! i don't think there are 'black' or 'white' crafts. shit, if you wanna make something, make it. i do a little of everything too. i get really bored though if i do one for too long. so i focus on one 'type' for a while til i get bored. then i move on. but always photography.

and the magazine thing...i think it's cute that you read them in the order you get them. :D guess what i do? i read magazines backwards. once through. then i go back through and read the articles.

Heather said...

No one should ever be made fun of for expressing their creativity! However that is! I am so excited that you are starting an art journal and can't wait to see what you create in it! And I'm going to say that I am going to continue reading your previous posts against my better judgement because of what you posted on my blog!

Sharon said...

I share your addiction! We get 20 different magazines each month and I have to ready every one of them. Seriously, I'm trying to break the habit because of all the time I spend. But I really enjoy reading them all! And I have too many interests too. I wish I had just one hobby I could stay focused on but I constantly get new ideas or get inspired by things I see and then I want to make them all!