Category: Creative Journey
Think Art Journaling is Easy?
I know you’ve seen posts from veteran art journalists where their worst art journaling is probably my best…but it’s time to take a deep breath and say that miracle mantra “everybody is on the road, only in different places”. Okay, maybe that’s my variation of some famous saying… The point is, we just have to…
Art Journaling? What for?
When 2019 was wrapping up, I still kept hearing this buzz and social media was full of journal this, journal that pics. Some were actually quite nice, but then I ran into junk journals…why would someone call their art junk?
Blue Stabilo Sketch Experiment
“Drawing removes the gates holding back the tide of experimentation”…(yea, I said that). In these 2 pieces, I sketched out the face loosely with a blue Stabilo pencil. If I hadn’t spent the last 2 years learning to draw a face, she would look more like a 3 year old drawing. That said, I don’t…
Painting Outside Perfect
Wow, where did January go? I have been painting almost daily and doing some larger works too and revisiting Encaustics! Watercolor is where I began and I go back to it like seeing an old friend…so January was full of those. I especially love using a Stabilo pencil with water – magic happens!! While sketching,…
Daily (Almost) Painting
Having just come off the Inktober challenge in October, I found myself pretty uninspired to create anything. EEEK! I was in the proverbial artist’s block. I’d read it took some artists 5 years to get out of their own way…that was way too long for me. What to do? I tried several large portraits, tried…
Ever Wondered What a 30 Day Challenge is Like?
These types of challenges can be intimidating! It’s sounds like a lot of work, and to be honest, it can be (more on that below). I was not looking for busywork, but when Wendy Ann made the challenge of Mindful Drawing Month, I felt it was something I needed to do…