First I want to say…way cool! Now I’m not an artist so I used more words than pictures, like the author did. The above picture shows the author’s pictures on top and then mine on bottom. I really enjoyed doing that exercise. I sat outside with coffee and just had fun. I can see myself filling out all the pages. I’m going to be moving soon so I will be using this notebook for designing where I’m going to be putting things and what I need to buy. Also I want to start a page for the garden, recipes I want to try, my goals, and the list can go on. It’s like the a paper “Pinterest”. My daughter wants to do one for her science project. We will have a lot of fun completing this journal!
Perfect for kids, moms, young artists, and artists young at heart, ALL LOVELY THINGS: A Field Journal for The Objects That Define Us (March 2015; Perigee/ Penguin) by artist and Leafcutter Designs founder Lea Redmond asks just that. Working as a “Pinterest for the inner soul,” this beautiful artistic exercise book helps us analyze the meaning behind our favorite objects. Illustrated prompts and open space ask us to examine what the items in our lives say about who we are: from a sweater from a first date, to a favorite kitchen item, to an old toy.
ALL LOVELY THINGS prompts us to:
- Draw portraits of ourselves, or people we love, admire, or imagine
- Connect specific objects to important people in our lives
- Create sketches, collages, or descriptions of the key items in our lives—and how they have contributed to who we have become
Connect with the Lea Redmond HERE