decor8 had an interesting post last week Journals as Inspiration. It’s always fascinating to be able to peek into someone’s journal / scrapbooks to look into the thought process in how a final design came to be (links: 1000 journals, 1001 journal, five and a half, Irina Troitskaya, Treats & Treasures, Kat Heyes, sfgirlbybay, and others mentioned on decor8.
‘If you ask a kindergarten class how many of them are artists, they’ll all raise their hands. Ask the same question of 6th graders, and maybe one third will respond. Ask high school grads, and few will admit to it. (explained in Orbiting the Giant Hairball)
What happens to us growing up? We begin to fear criticism, and tend to keep our creativity to ourselves. Many people keep journals, of writing or sketching, but not many share them with people.’ We are lucky that via the internet we can share in the creativity.