Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Artist Journal

I have been wanting to create my own journal for quite some time. . . but have not had the confidence to do so. This week is the first week of Kate Johnson's Artist's Journal class and to celebrate, and do to the inspiration I have received from other students, I created my first journal. I used two full sheets of regular "cold press" watercolor paper, folding and cut to size, creating two signatures. I then sewed the signatures. The cover was made with some recycled card stock covered in leather scraps that I found at a recent Mountain Man Rendezvous. The inside covers are made from a recycled gift bag that had a pretty print. And I finished it off with a small sand dollar just because. Now it's already to go. What should I put in it now?

Seeing things

Well, as you know, I have not been posting regularly... mostly because I have not been drawing and painting regularly!! Shame on me for ignoring something that I love to do and that brings me such happiness.

One thing, of MANY, that I need to work on is drawing the human form. And for personal reasons, I decided to draw an eye. That's why it looks like I am staring at you! Done in a sketch book with regular #2 pencils.