Friday, August 02, 2013

Journaling the Days

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 I was leafing through my old journals yesterday wondering why and when I stopped doing it. I will start keeping my days again next week. This is my favorite brand of blank journals in case you were wondering :) I own several in different colors and formats. The weight of the paper is really good for watercolor & collage.

76 Lovely Comments:

Anonymous shachi said...

This is fabulous and inspiring as always!!! I just came across another artist with diary travel sketches that I think you might enjoy.

8/02/2013 10:52 AM  
Blogger bobbi said...

They are beautiful. I keep journals too but I tend to write more and draw less and only in black and white. I love colors so it's strange that my journals don't have any. I too stopped for a while with no apparent reason, but know I'm back at writing again!

8/02/2013 11:01 AM  
Blogger Carol C said...

Love love love these!!! Thank you for posting and being an inspiration to us all!

8/02/2013 11:19 AM  
Blogger Sutapa said...

This is just wonderfully beautiful. Pleasure of eyes, Peace of mind. I always enjoy your work but I'm enjoying every bit of this one.

8/02/2013 11:19 AM  
Blogger Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

These are beautiful! May I ask, is this the square 5 1/2" size?

8/02/2013 11:31 AM  
Blogger Emilie said...

So beautiful and so personal.
I really like your art journals.
You should definitely begin again.

8/02/2013 11:33 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

So beautiful!!!

8/02/2013 11:35 AM  
Blogger Connie Rose said...

Really excellent!

8/02/2013 11:43 AM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

these are amazing! i'd love to see what each of your weeks looks like when it's over :)

8/02/2013 12:06 PM  
Blogger Geninne said...

@Kathy, PaperPumpkin: Yes, it is :)

8/02/2013 12:09 PM  
Blogger artfromthewood said...

So beautifully drawn, thank you for sharing.

8/02/2013 12:16 PM  
Blogger nikkijoy said...

These are absolutely beautiful! I love keeping a creative journal but I do suffer from not investing in a decent journal, so I end up shying away from heavy mediums like paint. I'll definitely take a look at the Dick Blicks =)

8/02/2013 12:17 PM  
Blogger The (B)Logbook said...

These are so beautiful!!!!! Never seen such a colourful and amazing way of journaling! It's absolutely an inspiration to me to try something like that (of course way less professional ;-)).


8/02/2013 12:30 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Oh wow, so beautiful! Wish I could do something like that.

8/02/2013 12:35 PM  
Blogger Claud said...

It takes someone extremely creative and dedicated to keep journals as beautiful as yours. I admire you dedication and creativity. You are always an inspiration.

8/02/2013 12:39 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

These are so beautiful. I would love to hear more about your process here. Do you plan them out or add things in as you go along? Thank you so much for sharing them, they are just so inspiring!

8/02/2013 12:41 PM  
Blogger Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Thank you!!

8/02/2013 1:15 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Oh my! Those pages are so rich and beautiful and unbelievably vibrant! I almost can't stand it.

8/02/2013 1:21 PM  
Blogger Julie Smith said...

Please do start doing this again! I love seeing your creative journals!

8/02/2013 1:47 PM  
Blogger hsing3kinder said...

I'd love to know the process ~ how far out do you plan? Thanks for sharing!

8/02/2013 1:51 PM  
Blogger Nadia said...

Thanks for sharing!!! Love, love, love them!!!They have something unique and personal don't you think?

8/02/2013 2:15 PM  
Anonymous caroline @trend-daily said...

Mind blowing jeninne-what more can I say ! :-)

8/02/2013 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are stunning. Please share more! Do start again. What treasures you are creating.

8/02/2013 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is ma favorite thing about being back in school. I have started sketchbooking regularly again. I usually fill up 2-3 a semester, and one in the summer months. Thanks for sharing your delightful pictures with us!

8/02/2013 4:59 PM  
Blogger **Anne** said...

Your journal pages are wonderful. I'm just starting to journal and your pages are inspirational

8/02/2013 5:06 PM  
Blogger Jenny Frith said...

Geninne - I first saw your journals in Flickr a few years ago. They are so wonderful. After seeing your pages, they inspired me to pick up my pencil and sketchbook journal too. Your artwork has encouraged my heart in more ways than I could express. I especially admire how you include Bible verses in your pages. Thank you for being so generous and sharing your gift to the world. xoxo
Jenny Frith

8/02/2013 6:07 PM  
Blogger Susan Libertiny said...

You must have the most beautiful journal ever! Wow!

8/02/2013 6:42 PM  
Blogger Lola Azul said...

OMG!! Lovely. Thanks a lot for showing us. :)

8/03/2013 1:18 AM  
Blogger Lily said...

Love your journals - they are so beautiful! Real pieces of art.

8/03/2013 1:27 AM  
Anonymous Lorelei said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for sharing the enlarged pictures of your journal pages. I am pea-green with envy. You are so talented and I am so blessed to have discovered your art and blog so long ago.

8/03/2013 1:55 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Absolutely gorgeous. As I was looking at your pages, Hubby walked by and glanced over and said "Hey, isn't that the lady who does the desktop calendars?" We both love your style.

8/03/2013 8:15 AM  
Blogger Thomas A. Marino said...

Wonderful journal pages. I am inspired to continue in the same vein with my planner/journal

8/03/2013 8:48 AM  
Blogger oklyous said...

just gorgeous!!
I wish my journals looked like that.
But I am afraid I just more of the writing type, which I am so regretting after seeing what you have done!
Really like your work!

8/03/2013 9:07 AM  
Blogger Stacey Vadaj said...

your journaling was what brought me to follow you in the first place (then your art kept me coming back). i would love to see your journals again on a regular basis.

8/03/2013 9:49 AM  
Blogger nina said...

when you were thinking about entering this world, I do believe God thought about it and decided to grace you with an incredible amount of talent so that you could share it with the rest of the world. I would be envious, but I'm not; I'm ever grateful that my path has crossed with yours, so that I can be inspired and amazed and all of the things that true beauty does to one's heart and soul. and I also believe He was thinking the same thing when your son came into being... xo

8/03/2013 10:00 AM  
Blogger nina said...

P.S. pleassssssse send me your snail mail address!! I can't read it from the envelope you sent with the bird bracelet some months back xxx

8/03/2013 10:03 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

These pages are so inspiring Geninne! Thank you for sharing these with us. I was wondering how do you decide what pictures to draw or paste especially when you prepare your pages in advance!
I do the writing in this format in my journal, thanks to you, but the "decorating/art" part is sorely lacking!

8/03/2013 11:57 AM  
Anonymous emilyl hope said...

beautiful, as always! I'm starting nature journals with the kids for homeschool, and you are so inspiring to all of us. They're loving your new coloring journals, and it's a great way to start them off in their own artistic journaling :)

8/03/2013 3:08 PM  
Blogger Jane Chérie said...

I am in awe at how beautiful your journal pages are. Please keep doing this and thank you for sharing!

8/03/2013 7:21 PM  
Blogger Nia Allen said...

I love how sometimes looking back can inspire you again, just wonderful as always :)

8/04/2013 5:16 AM  
Blogger klepsidraes said...

cuantas horas tienen tus dias... para hacer tantas cosas.
Muy artísticos.

8/04/2013 8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your work & have been inspired to create my very 1st collage! I wanted to show you, but I'm not computer literate enough to figure out how to do that. Anyway, just wanted to Thank you for your work, I have some of your magnets, stickers & the journal!
Theresa in Tennessee

8/04/2013 12:05 PM  
Blogger NotABlogger said...

So happy to see these again! Your journals are the reason I first started following your blog. My copy of your book arrived last week and I'm loving it. Looking forward to getting started. Thank you for sharing.

8/05/2013 7:47 AM  
Blogger Sarah Gibrán said...

Is wonderfull :-)

8/05/2013 11:52 AM  
Anonymous robin said...


These were all so beautiful, I want to look at them forever. I have a big smile on my face and inspiration in my heart.

Thank you so much for sharing this.

8/06/2013 2:35 PM  
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8/09/2013 12:28 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

I'm a huge fan of your journal pages! Such a pretty style! Thanks for sharing all of these collected.

8/16/2013 2:04 AM  
Anonymous Jay McCallum said...

I think this is the most creative blog I have ever seen. I love everything on here. Keep expanding your ideas! :)

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8/28/2013 12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't remember how I first came to find your site but I am absolutely in awe of your lovely work. Plus the fact that every day there seems to be lovely new creations in so many different mediums.
Do you wholesale to the U.K?

8/29/2013 2:43 AM  
Blogger Stampington and Company said...

Gorgeous and such clean, effervescent work. Have you considered submitting your work to our magazine "Artful Blogging" for a chance to get published?

9/03/2013 10:42 AM  
Blogger เเม่งหล่อ ใต้หล้า said...

thx gill so much


9/07/2013 10:41 PM  
Blogger Jane George said...

this is gorgeous! I feel inspired! x

9/15/2013 2:16 PM  
Blogger Paula-Jo said...

Geninne; it is an unusually rainy spring night here in Cape Town and 3h30 in the morning. I take the best pleasure now, in my insomniac state to gain inspiration from you. Again. Looking at your blog entry "Journaling the Days" leaves me in awe of the simple but beautiful things you bring into your daily life. How you look around you and see true beauty in everything and then put it down on paper so we can see the beauty through your eyes.

Thank you for sharing all of that with us. Thank you for the inspiration that you are for us.

9/20/2013 6:35 PM  
Blogger John Shipp said...

Beautiful Art, Geninne! No I'm feeling guilty that I only post on my own art blog about once a month. I love that you also show what tools you use. I do a cut paper art and I should post a how to and tools and things like that. Very inspiring, thank you!

John R. Shipp

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