Today kids, I want to share a little motivation... another PSA from the artist.
1) Related to the last don't-let-mean-people-get-you-down post - go watch Adebanji Alade talk about what to do with those less than supportive comments and then watch "Life as an Artist." To say he is inspiring is an understatement. His main message: If you want to be an artist, then draw, draw, DRAW... Every. Single. Day.
2) James Gurney's is a masterful painter with an average guy delivery. He's the kind neighbor who talks to everyone, but this neighbor is brilliant and oh so generous with his knowledge. Yesterday he blogged about a sketching/painting trip in Texas. http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2014/10/saturday-on-east-side-of-austin.html He and his wife start out in search of interesting people to sketch. They wind up on an ordinary street and he paints what seems to be an ordinary house. He eloquently relays the story this simple house tells him as he is painting.
THAT, my friends, is what illustrated journaling is all about. Relaying the stories of things, places, people in the artist's own "words." Tell the story. Add words if needed. Do it again tomorrow.