Today I am starting a new blog segment. It is about the small things, events, gatherings, inspirations in my art life and life in general. This afternoon, I took a photo of my two precious art journals. Journals that have become dear to my heart, valuable in my art journey and important in my everyday life. I am sharing a peek of how they look, how battered they have become, and how some of the paint I have used throughout the months have been peeling off. There is a story in every page, a visual glimpse of my life, sneak peak of my heart and of the person I would like to become. They are testimonies of my art process, the struggle I’ve had with every challenge, the feeling of triumph, the flutter my heart feels with every aha moment. These journals have become my material best friends of sorts – available 24/7, always ready for a good splash of color, will not complain of bad handling and most of all has the power to make me smile and appreciate what is.