New Year’s Journal Page

Originally uploaded by Traci Bunkers

Happy New Year! I just finished a journal page for the new year, and had a great time working in my studio, feeling very happy. It was so cold in my studio, even with 2 heaters going, I had to work while wearing my coat and gloves with the fingertips cut off. I had to come into my house a few times to warm up, but I was determined to work in my journal today. I thought about starting a new journal since it’s a new year, and this one is so heavy and almost done. But I decided instead to see it through to the very end! Plus it will give me time to make a new journal. I think the next one won’t have as many pages in it so I can get through it faster. I started this journal the beginning of 2009. So it has taken me awhile to get through it.

The photo on the right was taken last night when I went out for a bit for New Year’s Eve. I almost stayed home because it was so cold, and I was feeling kind of down, which made me really want to stay home. I talked to my pal Juliana Coles, and she said I had 2 choices: to stay home and be sad, or go out and have a good time. I knew she was right, so I went out and and a nice time. Even though I was home before midnight, I fell asleep happy that I made myself get out and shift my energy. Plus, I made some art connections for a place to possibly show my work.

The larger photo on the left was taken this morning, for my very first self-portrait for the new year. I love how the iPhoto apps make me look glamorous. The smaller photo underneath was taken a few days ago. Although I do still love shooting with film cameras, I have to say, I love the immediacy of shooting digital and being able to use it right away in my journal pages. And I am really loving taking pictures with my iPod touch. More on that later!

I hope everyone had a great holidays. I did. I spent Christmas pretty much by myself, and had a wonderful time making art. I’ll blog about that with pictures very soon! So stay tuned!

Posted in art journal, visual journal.


  1. Herm: I just replied to your e-mail. I get hundreds of e-mails a day, so sometimes they get burried in all of the mail. Plus, with the holidays, things got backed up. Next time, just e-mail again! With all I have going on, it's easy for me to forget. (Wish it weren't trues, but it is!)

  2. I love your blog Traci!!! I'm so excited about your new book. I can't wait to get it! Your work is so amazing. Wishing you the absolute best for the new year!

  3. Thanks Sherman! Happy New Year to you too! I'm off to a good start of it being filled with art! Hope yours is too!

    Ophelia: Thanks! It's great to get feedback on my blog. I'm excited for my new book to come it too! I hope you have a wonderful year as well. I have a feeling it's going to be a good one!

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