Saturday, March 5, 2011

My First Art Journal

I am in the process of organizing photos and family history. I thought it would be fun to share part of my trip down memory lane.

Here is my first art journal. I am around 6 or 7 years old. Like many of my art journals, sketchbooks, or scrapbooks (call them what you want) I usually didn't finish filling them in before I was on to the "brand new" book - something I still struggle with. I am trying really hard to completely finish one journal before starting another these days.

Yes, we always had some kind of wild animal that we rescued. I would not recommend it today. Racoons carry diseases that we didn't know of back then. Seeing these pages just reaffirms art and animals have always been a constant for me.

6 comments:

Carina said...

We are indeed formed quite early. Love the little version of you.
As to the risks of wild animals, I have to wonder if the risks of being indoors (with our e-media, antiseptics and reduced activity levels) isn't more dangerous. I see our well-protected American kids looking a whole lot less healthy than we were as children.
Maybe it's just different risk sets.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

how delightful to still have this to enjoy!

anna maria said...

It's so cool that you still have these. I drew constantly as a child, but unfortunately we moved so much, and from one continent to the next, that my parents had to always be getting rid of stuff!

I like what Carina said too. We need to not be toooooo protected from germs:-)

Jill Berry said...

I have a book like this from second grade that I will have to scan and post. Cute, cute.

Kim Rae Nugent said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what "little" Jill created!

donna said...

I love this! How wonderful that you have this from childhood. Thanks for sharing.