Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Vital Statistics

A couple of weeks ago I decided that I needed to know how many pages I have done in my journal since I started painting the pages with acrylic paint and thus bridging over to being a visual journaler, never to turn back. As I was counting (and perusing) my old journals, volumes 1 to the current volume 9, I also  decided to count the postage stamps and fruit stickers that are a constant add-in for me.  I wound up with 1,385 pages. Part of what got me interested in finishing this task was mentioning that I thought I had only done one spread totally without words. As I was going through I actually found two spreads. The second one only has the date on it. I guess I'm just a wordy kind of girl.

I wish I would get my act together  more often, like I did in March, and make a calendar page at the beginning of the month. I like this style where I can increase or decrease the date block size as needed.  A side benefit of doing calendar pages is that often once I have the journal in my hands to do my little bit of journaling each day, I wind up doing or at least starting a full spread.

We don't have much of the garden in yet, but this evening I hoed all that we have planted. My shoulders are a bit sore. That's last year's collards in the front. There is an advantage to not cleaning the garden up in the fall. Besides the greens we got from these, we also enjoyed the greens from the turnips that came back, and their flowers are making quite a show right now.

In addition to this bed, we have a row of snap peas,  half a row of spinach and a bed with more lettuce, a few broccoli, kale, and one cauliflower plant, also a largish bed of onions from sets.


paula, the quilter said...

I am so glad to see you posting again. I still journal, but do not post it as I mainly post about quilting and knitting. Welcome back.

paula, the quilter said...

Hi Dawn! You are set to 'no-reply@blogger dot com' so I have to reply this way. You asked about flickr. You can visit me here on Flickr. Go here to my Picturetrail for the Journal Quilts.

paula, the quilter said...

Go to this post, it will tell you how to change the no-reply.

Flassie's Fil'a said...

I really like your journal

I'd love to live in the
country and have a garden

I am going to try to grow
a little bit in planters.

Came by way of Linda's Stuff

God Bless You and Yours!!!

eb said...

adore your vital statistics
and is the Maira Kalman visiting you?
lucky girl!
thank you for stopping by

xox - eb.

Anonymous said...

i LOVE your journal pages!!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

I love the March entry. I am just creating a calendar to chart my moods but the spaces for each day are tiny. I like that you don't have the exact same space for each day of the month. I love this.

Conni said...

Hi Dawn. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice comments! Your doll outfits and journal pages are an inspiration!

Laura Kay said...

I blogged about you & how your visual journal inspired me. Thanks again

LaY hOoN said...

Love all your journal pages !!!

The Fragrant Muse said...

Dawn, Have you stopped adding to this blog? I have really enjoyed it over the years. Liz Fulcher