Monday, March 26, 2007

Notes to Myself

I have been keeping journals/notebooks ever since I was in Art School. I'm happy to say that I have notebooks that span about twenty years. I really enjoy looking through old journals and still being able to recognize myself in them. In the past, my notebooks were entirely filled with drawings, but now they seem to be repositories for lists of projects that need to be done, design ideas, all manner of collected curio, and newspaper and magazine clippings. Every once in a while, I'll buy a design magazine and clip out anything and everything that catches my eye. I usually try to note why I collected this image. It's almost always connected to patterning or color. Those seem to be the design elements that speak to me the most.