Art Every Day Month – First 9 Days

by jenn on November 10, 2009

in Art Every Day Month


I’ve been having fun with my little Art Every Day Month 3″x3″ sketch book. I love how the pages are already getting warped and wrinkled. The journal traveled with me to Mexico and I doodled every day I was there. Here are some of my pages from the past week or so.


When we arrived in Playa del Carmen it was hot and muggy and the air conditioner in our room was on the fritz. Thank goodness it got fixed!


I enjoyed a nice yoga class at Yoga by the Way.


I was determined to spend at least some time on the beach, but it was just not meant to be. There was a tiny opening of sunshine while we ate lunch, but by the time we finished up and got our gear ready, the wind was blowing so hard that sand got in our eyes the moment we stepped foot on the shore. Good thing I was able to fit in another yoga class, though!


After a long day of travel, I was glad to be back home. I almost forgot about my art for the day, so I did this quick drawing of our house before I went to bed. There are details missing (like a whole other window and part of my front porch – oops!), but I just have to remember from intuitive painting classes that it’s not about the product, it’s about the process.


You know how when you have a ton of work to do, the closets and fridge suddenly seem to require reorganization pronto? Well, I spent most of Sunday purging and cleaning. It felt good, though, to clear the clutter.


Here’s an abstract painting I did last night. I just let the colors go wherever they wanted.  It kind of looks like there are some eerie dark hands covering up a mouth or a heart.

I’m really loving the structure of my little journal for this year’s Art Every Day Month challenge and may even continue to do daily doodles even when November ends. It only takes a few minutes for me to whip out a little scribble or painting, so there’s really no excuse, right? Plus it’s fun to chronicle my days through art.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie Jordan Scott November 10, 2009 at 5:09 pm

These are great. I love the petite-ness and the laser “this is the day!” celebration. Brava!!

Connie November 10, 2009 at 5:32 pm

I love it!!! I wish I had another “Cute As A Cupcake” award laying around…because this sketch book is oh so ever deserving!!!

Peace & Love.

Marilyn November 10, 2009 at 6:31 pm

love this ! a good way to combine all the days, i love vinyassa flow yoga too its my favourite yoga..

aimee November 10, 2009 at 8:04 pm

fab pages jenn! i’m a huge fan of this approach. in taking it bit by bit, the process doesn’t seem so daunting and it often winds up being much more pleasurable. your pics to mexico look wonderful, too! glad you had a good trip!

Lis November 10, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I agree – these are fantastic! I hope you will continue with them beyond this month. I am up to day 133 of a daily self portrait (photo) and I am amazed to look back on this record of my life. The days where I just snapped a quick photo are the images that really seem to capture the essence of my life best.

I love your handwriting too!

Rebecca Stees November 10, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Pretty handwriting and colors!

Peggy Stermer-Cox November 10, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Festive journal and drawings! What a great habit to get into!

Sharon November 10, 2009 at 10:36 pm

What a wonderful little book! I love your work in it. Thanks for sharing. Now, I want to go get a little book. My work wouldn’t be this nice, but I think it would be fun.

Sara Ortiz November 10, 2009 at 10:42 pm

“It kind of looks like there are some eerie dark hands covering up a mouth or a heart.”

That’s exactly what I thought when I first saw it. Very eerie almost physical. Who knew a 3 x 3 picture seen online could have that effect? Great job, thanks for sharing.

linda November 11, 2009 at 12:56 am

Beautiful journal entries…I love that it is so small and compact, yet you have such vivid images and color within. Wow!

Danielle November 11, 2009 at 5:33 am

What a great choice – the 3 x 3 notebook. These are really wonderful and spontaneous.

rachel November 11, 2009 at 2:54 pm

very nice work! So pretty and eyecatching.

Claudine Intner November 11, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Oh, I love the little sketchbook! What fun!

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