Sadly neglected this blog, but I am journaling. In one way or another. Also sad is how busy my life is that I seldom get the chance to post stuff. That is just no fun.
At least I am ‘good’ busy.
I thought I’d show you this double page spread I did quite some time ago now. Just needed to do something with a read pen on real paper, so I grabbed a quote that had made a picture in my head and sketched it out. It is all wrong in many places, but that is exactly why I have art journals. So I can make mistakes and ignore them. Not because they don’t matter, but because they are not the most important thing in my life. I don’t want to be ruled by mistakes. Real or imagined. So I just do it,, cringe, swallow hard….and move right on
And in spite of it all I totally enjoyed doing this. Got more sketched, just need to add the colours etc. This is a good old journal from Walmart. I had watercolour washes on the page to start. The rest is colour pencil and some markers. Another reason why I like journals versus gallery art – I can use anything on those pages, they don’t need to be permanent or last. No lightfast requirements and all that stuff. Nothing to think about but what I’m doing. It forms a wonderful contrast to the controlled precise work I love to do. I could not do one style exclusively. I need to do both. That makes a balance for me.
I recently found a hard cover discarded book in good condition. I see an altered book in my future!