LOve this little day planner with art work from Geninne - love her artwork and love her blog! So I was delighted when I found this little day planner on the shelf at Barnes and Noble and later found a whole stack at Anthropologie ;)
It has a great layout of months and weeks
and tons of her fabulous illustrations
I am going to use it as my day planner and my creative on the go nest - more on that to come ;)
I normally don't paint people. But the way to grow - to get yourself moving is to stretch and do something new. I teach many online classes, but I take them as well. I believe we can never stop learning - there is always room for more. So I have started two new classes this week - Misty Mawn's Open Studio Workshop and Pixie Campbell's Soul Lodge.
This is today's journal page! Do I really need to say any more - this is how I have been feeling this week. Like a cranky hen on fire. Well, I need to STOP PECKING and move forward. Amazing how working in my art journal is so cathartic and cleansing. Hopefully tomorrow's page will be a litter sweeter ;)
Scenes from my journal this weekend. It was about EXPERIMENTATION! I think experimenting is crucial as an artist to broaden our view and scope. Of course we often go kicking and screaming because we are so comfortable with what we already know and love. But I want to grow and stretch and become better. Soooo ...
I have been doing a lot of pen and ink sketches with my fountain pens and new technical varieties. I also ventured out into a new medium - whoa Nelly!! GOUACHE!! Roz Stendahl an artist I greatly admire is a lover of the stuff so I thought I would give it a go! It's sort of like learning to ride a bike. I am a bit wobbly and unsure ~ but I will persevere my friends!
My latests obsession with pens ;)
my first attempt at gouache - such an adventure and will be updating you I am sure ;)