Feb 16, 2016

Diary


February so far, in a pictorial nutshell.

My first diary was a Peter Rabbit journal with a lock and key that I kept in first grade. I think I only managed to fill up about 15 pages of the 365 available. Flipping through it a few months ago I was appalled at my, shall we say, "creative spelling." But entries about the Tooth Fairy and staying the night at my grandparents still hold up.

As a teenager, I became a more regimented diarist, detailing each day's events in cramped, school-girl script. When I went away to college, I shifted from keeping a diary to writing daily emails home, a way to combat homesickness. And then there was the first awkward attempt at blogging my senior year, a Microsoft Frontpage document (cringe) that I updated daily and is mercifully no longer available on the internet. I remember vaguely writing about miniature marshmallows in cocoa and CD purchases that I will not now publicly admit.

It seems on a weekly basis that articles about THE DEATH OF BLOGGING pop up -- insert disaster sound effects. And while wonderful alternate forms of communication do rise to the surface, there's something about blogging that still seems comforting.  I guess in a way, it doesn't feel so very different from that Peter Rabbit diary at the end of the day. Except I'm not reviewing episodes of "Jem and the Holograms." Or should I?

Just kidding. Sort of. Anyhow, February has included book sketches, a trip to Flight Coffee, watching episodes of Mr. and Mrs. Murder, sewing a baby quilt for a brand new nephew and reading The Thing With Feathers. And snow.

5 comments:

Kim R. Bene said...

Hi Abigail,

I am very glad that your blog is alive and well. Reading your posts always make me feel happier. Thank you for generously sharing your lovely artwork and writing about your interests. I hope you keep blogging. BTW, I also enjoy seeing your beautiful instagram photos. Best wishes!

Abigail said...

Hi Kim! Thank you so much for the kind words -- I really appreciate it.

Lois said...

Hi Abigail. I do enjoy your posts and I love seeing your work. Thank you so much for sharing it with us, your readers.

Denise Leavens said...

Thank heavens you're still blogging! I do get sucked into instagram, but really enjoy words and pictures together...that's right! Like books, journals, letters, and graphic novels! THAT must be why I like blogs better than any other social media venue out there. And I've always loved coming here. Thank you, Abigail.

BTW, I can't find you on Spoonflower. Where did I get the idea you had some patterns available there?

Abigail said...

Thanks, Lois!

And thanks for the kind words, Denise! My spoonflower username is: http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/heyabigail