Do you remember what was on your creativity table twelve months ago, or even twelve days ago? I have kept a visual journal of my artwork for a couple of years now, by photographing my work table at different moments throughout the year.
Every image in this visual journal is linked to daily events that happened beyond the limits of my table. Each photograph is like a friend who brings a memory of love, joy, challenge, fear, frustration, gratitude or satisfaction.
This visual art diary -shown in the video below, allows me to revisit ideas that crossed my work table during the previous year. It helps me to remember the many people I met and exchanged ideas with. I can also relive achievements, and keep a playful spirit alive.
I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions, except for one:
- Keep feeding the flame of creativity!
“New Year’s resolutions rarely work, because good intentions don’t often survive a collision with reality. But an inventory is a helpful tool, a way to keep track of what you’re building. Drip by drip.” ~Seth Godin
Full List of Visual Journals:
- A year’s Journal -Leyla’s Origami Worktable 2015
- Fun and Inspiration from My Creative Origami Table -2014
- Why Keep a Journal -Creativity Through Origami -2013
- Keeping a Visual Journal –Leyla’s Work Table -2012
- Inviting Chaos Into a Creative Life -2011
Do you keep a visual journal? How is journaling helpful to you?
Leave your thoughts in the comments.