The State of Grace

Archive for September 2011

After reading about Laurie’s logbook on, I decided to make one of my own.  Since the year had already started, I decided just to use a ruled moleskine that I already had onhand.  Well, it started getting very boring and repetitive….grocery shopping, practiced on my court reporting machine, took kids to pool, rinse and repeat.  My pages were looking very sparse.

I could barely draw a stick figure and so my doodling basically was lettering and coloring, but I discovered art journals and decided to give it a try.  I purchased some drawing books at the art store and some watercolors and felt-tip pens and started trying to make this logbook more visual.  I thought it would be more interesting for the kids in the future than the above. 

This has become so addicting.  Here are a few of my pages:



    • Grace: I use a handheld punch (with one punch). It's tedious but worth it. It does overlap at the bottom but does not interfere with anything. In fact, I
    • Kristy: I just bought the A5 filofax. It was driving me crazy that I could not fund anything to fit at office depot. What did you use to hole punch? When you
    • ~AspireToBe: Absolutely inspired! I cannot believe you are a beginner in this art form - to me, your capture of your day is brilliant! An amazing way to record t