First of all, let me explain my blog title:
Raleigh - INSIDE&OUT.

If you were born in the old Rex Hospital in the early 50's like I was, you weren't born INSIDE the Beltline. You were just born and lived IN Raleigh. Period.

It wasn't until the early 80's, when the Cliff Benson Beltline was finished that homes and their residents and pets were assigned the titles "Born Inside The Beltline" or "All Those Other People," otherwise known as "Outside The Beltline."

As a result, at the ripe old age of 30-something, I became an Inside The Beltliner through no fault of my own except being born to parents that owned a home on St. Mary's Street.

So, now let me explain what you'll be doing here. You will be following my journey, through sketching and lettering, while I meander Inside and Outside the Beltline.

I'm new at this, so I hope I either give you inspiration to try your hand at it as well, a boost to your ego because you've found someone who's not as good as you are (yet), or at least a good laugh!

In any case, come with me. Be my passenger. And let's enjoy this journey together!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Note Journaling

I was listening to a Sunday teaching yesterday. To be honest, sometimes my mind wanders when I have to sit in a chair and listen for an hour. So I came up with an idea that might keep me more focused and interested in the topic. Instead of taking notes with a pad of paper and a pen, why not do the note-taking in a journaling fashion?

I am happy to say that this new way of listening and taking notes worked for me. I actually had fun! And now, instead of having page after page of written notes that I probably would never read again, I have a page of artwork and lettering that I will look at, over and over.