Friday, January 28, 2011

Idea Books

In reorganizing my studio, I wanted to find a shelf for all of the idea books I've kept the past ten years. Inside, I write class notes, project ideas, information on favorite artists, inspiration, quotes and sketches for future projects. For example, I came across on old Somerset Studios magazine article by Gina Armfield on "Finding Your Voice". She says it's all a process of acquiring skills, being apart of an art community and developing your own voice by finding out what you like and prefer. I cut out and put that article in my idea book. I'm always striving to find my artistic voice.

Below are pages from some of my idea books. It's great to have them all organized chronologically and tagged. Now, I can easily find what I want to reread and remember.



6 comments:

Jo Reimer said...

Your books look so much like mine, Paula... even to using tags for dating them. Though I've always called my books Art Journals, they're crammed full of ideas and influences as well as artwork. I think I like your name best. I've always thought that I should index them but what a chore that would be. It's more fun just to flip through the pages from time to time.

Robin Olsen said...

That is so smart to tag your books for easy reference, and they look nice too!

lilylovekin said...

It must feel good to be getting organized. Your idea books look so good all lined up together.

Tory Brokenshire said...

Great idea Paula the shelf looks intriguing with the tags hanging down my curiosity is all twitchy wanting to look at each one.

stephanie brockway said...

You're making progress with you studio clean up! I do like the tags on the journal notes. I just may have to borrow that.
steph

Dayna said...

Ohhh, what a treat to get a peek inside of your idea books!