I save all of the comments that people leave on my blog. And then when I get a free block of time I answer the questions that need answering, and I take a wander through all the blog urls that have been left by the commenters. I usually try to leave a comment on the blogs I visit, though sometimes I get shy and just poke around and leave. Bad form, I know. But it was on such a wander that I discovered all of these awesome ideas:
Sherri P's 52 Lists
A blogger named Sherri, who blogs at "Just Past Midday," is running a year-long art journaling challenge called "52 Lists." I think it's a brilliant idea. Every Monday there is a new list. Topics range from "favorite books" to "things you'd save if your home was on fire" to "bad habits."
I'm already dreaming about some lists I want to make.
Remember, just because it's a year-long challenge doesn't mean you have to start in January or even at the beginning.
Tami's Ink Pad Background
A blogger named Tami B., who blogs at "Dapple Designs," made this stunning card:
Violette's Art Journaling Links
Blogger Violette, blogging at "Violette's Creative Juice," has a great list of art journaling links.
My favorite of the links was to Kelly Brown's basic art journaling handout. It's a lovely resource. Even if you're an experienced art journaler, you'll find something of use in it. Take a peek and download a copy for yourself!
Gio's Covered Moleskines
Gio, blogging at "Scrap in Progress," shares a collection of soft ATCs and then these gorgeous little covered moleskines:
Natalie's Week in the Life Album
Natalie, who blogs at "Scrap Doctor," has shared some pieces from the most beautiful "Week in the Life" album I've ever seen.
For this link I actually followed a hit from my typepad referrers. Mary had listed my blog in her sidebar and someone clicked on it, so I was able to find her blog. She blogs at "Joyful Ploys." I was massively impressed by her doodling...
...and she recommended a book, which I immediately went out to buy (okay, I sat in my pajamas and ordered it through Amazon): Pattern Motifs: A Sourcebook by Graham Leslie McCallum. Can't wait for it to arrive in the mail! (ETA: It arrived and it's fabulous! I've already used it for several projects!)
Hagit's Post About Embracing Imperfection
Hagit, who blogs at "Crafty Musings by Hagit," has a brilliant post about embracing imperfection. She shows examples of "mistakes" like the one below...
So many great ideas out there! Thanks for stopping by!