|texture and window image courtesy of Elizabeth Golden|
I'm not much of a writer when it comes to visual art. My self expression usually arrives as an either/or proposition, either written word or images I've created, but not usually both at once.
But since reading and writing are such a huge part of my life, my art is often inspired by something I've read. Conversely, an image I create often causes me to reflect back to a favorite book or a quote.
My art journals have become, for me, personal treasuries of snippets I've saved: receipts, napkins, photographs, ticket stubs and paper bags, mixed with favorite quotes, song lyrics and expressions I adore.
Do you keep a journal?