Daybook: The Journal of an Artist


Anne Truitt kept this journal over a period of seven years, determined to come to terms with the artist in herself. In it, you will come to know a woman whose range of sensitivity—moral, intellectual, sensual, emotional, and spiritual—is remarkably broad. Truitt recalls her childhood on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, her career change from psychology to art, and the generous advice of other artists. She watches her own daughters' journey into motherhood, meditates on criticism and solitude, and struggles to find the right expression of her vision. Anne Truitt re-creates a life in which domestic activities and the needs of children and friends are constantly juxtaposed against the world of color and abstract geometry to which she is drawn in her art. 


Penguin trade paperback edition, 1984

Out of print