I have loved the online journaling class with Melanie Testa @ The Clever Guild! She is a great teacher; helpful and inspiring. It's been awesome to draw and paint again. My journal is filling up with pages that will some day be transformed into fiber renditions.
|This is my perennial garden. I sat outside and drew it, it was a beautiful day and I chatted with a few of my kids while I drew.|
|This page started with the yellow stamp in the top left corner. The magazine paper was the inspiration after that!|
|I used a pattern I love for this landscape. I used magazine paper for the islands.|
|not my favorite page, I'll keep working it....|
|I started with the sketch of a recently closed church. It's got beautiful architecture.|
|I'm no where near done with the detail on the fence....|
|I decided to try to paint my kids using a photo from the first rainy day of school. I know they look like zombies but it was 8 AM :) I had some trouble with the paint...|
I had started this page with the large blue overlapping bubbles and then added the kids. I used a stencil and some Smooch paints to fill in some of the circles. It was the perfect applicator for curves.
I'm enjoying practicing in my journal and I hope I've inspired you to pick up a pencil and paper.