Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Art Journaling and it can be yours for FREE

HI, all....long time no blogging from me.  Not sure I still have any readers but if so, check out this awesome art journaling course.  I'd love to win a free spot in this class, and you can too.  
Wild Intuitive Journaling



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Life Book Week 2, 3, 4 and 5

Week 2, Part 2, Tam showed us how to create a wonderful, colorful hummingbird.  It's tail feathers have positive affirmations (if you chose to include those) written on scrapbook, cardstock, and other random papers.  All glued to watercolor paper.  This was a fun lesson!


Week 3, Misty Mawn's lesson is titled, "the person I know best".  This is sort of a selfie, but she carried hers a step further.  After painting a somewhat decent selfie, she wanted us to paint OVER this all whimsical and funky.  But I just couldn't do it.  I took me too long to get this even looking remotely good, so I left it.  

Week 4, Mandy van Goeije created these way cool story boards from Stick figures.  Who knew you could be so artistic with stick figures!  I got a little carried away with just drawing a page full of stick people, most doing yoga poses.  But super fun. 


Week 5, Wendy Brightbill introduced us to ABSTRACT art with a lesson titled, "Paint your Intention".  Her's was so serene and calming.  Mine is wild and vibrant and bold.  I actually had painted an abstract similar to this one on a very large scale for one of my daughter's school friends, so I wanted to try and recreate it.  My word this year is Balance, so I included it in my painting.  I love how this turned out.  I may actually create another page of abstract just because it was fun. and out of the norm for me. 
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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Life Book week 2 - Part 1

    In week 2's lesson, Andrea Gomoll uses affirmations and intentions to make cards for yourself.  I decided to make the cards and incorporate into my Life Book Art Journal.  I chose to use quotes on my cards instead of affirmations.    This is the beginning of my cards page.  I gesso'd some Christmas Target Dollar Spot card holder tags and then I painted layer after layer on them with acrylics, spray inks and stencils. Once all of that was dry, I raided my stash and just found a few die cuts and cut outs to add to the front of the card holder.  The cards were also painted with layers and layers, then a scrap paper was glued on and finally, a few "she can" quotes from some gift wrap paper someone gave me. (I would credit the source, but I have no clue who sent it or where they got it.  I'll try and google it to find a link)    
                                               




I hope you enjoy this little video of my quote cards.  They were alot of fun to make!  Thank you Andrea for a great Bonus lesson this week!

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Life book 2017 Week 1



Life Book 2017 has begun!  This is my first year to participate in Life Book.  It's a 52 week online art course.  I'm excited to see how much I learn and progress this year.  This course utilizes watercolor art, mixed media art, meditation lessons, and you can download each lesson to keep forever!  I chose to do all of my lessons in this Strathmore Watercolor art journal hardbound book.  I love the weight of the watercolor paper, but it only has 48 pages, so I'll have to "tip in" a couple of pages in the back if I need them.  From what I understand though, not every week will have an art lesson to complete, so I'm hoping this book will suffice as it is.

Week 1 Warm up lesson - Tam used stars in her warm up lesson, but I chose circles.  That's what I love about this course and art; you can make it your own.  It's wonderful to have a guide and examples, but I love to customize it and make it my own.



Week 1 Main Lesson Background is called Star Girl. (I'm not very good with faces, but Tam is EXCELLENT as detailing all of the steps to draw a face) 


I'm pretty happy with how she turned out.  I deviated from the lesson just a bit.  Tam had a basket of stars next to the girl, but I chose to use a quote that I liked.  I put it on a Project Life card and glued it into my Life Book Journal. 


Here's a close up of her face.  






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