Currently. . . .

What have you been doing recently?

I have been keeping a variety of journals recently. I began last November with the No More Excuses art journal. To do this, you do a few things, some daily, and some weekly: draw the weather, color a block with a color of the day, and write a word of the day. I do the weather and the color, usually based on my mood or whatever color strikes my fancy. I’ve added my own element to the day’s work. For the month of April, I am drawing and coloring a flower a day.

Then the Documented Life Unplanner 2016 project came along, and I am adding elements of that to the art journal. At the same time, I discovered Teresa Robinson’s Right Brain Planner and glue booking. Then just a month ago, I found Fauxbonichi journaling, which is similar to art journaling and DLP and RBP, but focuses more on the words rather than the art, although art and creativity are a part of the fauxbonichi journlaing. By the way, there is a Facebook group for Fauxbonichi journalers that is just full of inspiration. In the latter journal, I have been keeping a list of “current” things, everything from my “to do’s” and “necessaries” to the things I eat during the day, and things I’ve accomplished for the day. This week, I am doing a “Currently” list.

This is what I have so far:


I’m reading,

  • Rock with Wings by Anne Hillerman, daughter of Tony Hillerman, who wrote a series of novels about Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Navajo policemen in New Mexico.
  • This book is evocative of the American Southwest. Hillerman, like her father, is knowledgeable of the Southwest and the Navajo people.
  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Love, Pray, about living a creative life without fear
  • Creative Visualization for Photographers by Rick Sammon, about learning to see creatively

I’m learning

  • how to draw and sketch flowers, how to shade and color
  • how to create watercolor effects in Photoshop CS6 without using actions

I’m loving

  • the green-blues, such as teal and turquoise
  • { flora palette } image via: @thediaryofdi
  • What is on your “currently” list?

By Olivia Fulmer

I am the OliviaIrene of OliviaIrene Photography. I am a photographer, a teacher, a story teller. I use this space to tell stories of life, family, and faith through words and images. I'd love to share your stories as well. Join me in this journey.

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