Thursday, May 19, 2011

honoring journals

As I was creating my Triptych of Fears yesterday, I ran into this article in an old Smithsonian magazine. Reading after tearing it out forced me to, once again, perceive my journals in a different light. How can I make my day-to-day sacred with art? What better way than to fill a journal with, not only written insights, but also images that call to me? Photos printed from the DeskJet, stamps, ticket stubs, musings, meanderings, to-do lists, collage . . . All fodder for a day's worth of living. This article about Janice Lowry, assemblage artist, visual journalist has been included in my journal to mark yet another Beginning. That the Smithsonian has included her journals in its collection speaks volumes.

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