Sunday, February 23, 2014

This week...

First is a collage spread in my visual journal, it ended up being about Jane Austen, I used a large image from a victoria magazine and I had watched the movie AustenLand so I wrote a little about that, and than added other bits of collage to make it really flowery because I'm so anxious for spring.

I also made some project life cards, I wasn't sure if I was going to do project life again this year, but about a week ago I really felt like i wanted too, somehow it's very addictive and fun, I ordered some cards, but I also wanted to make some.

I made another large doodle art journal, I found an old book at a thrift shop and added a bit of scrapbook paper and alphabet stickers to the front, and then rebound  it with watercolor paper, its about 8x11.

Here are a couple of pages that I started,  there a work in progress so I will post again when I do finish them.

This week a few sketchbooks arrived and I thought I would post all of my favorite artists and sketchbooks. With the help of Amazon I've been able to build up a collection that I really love...View from a sketchbook and The painted garden came this week and I can't wait to make some tea and look through them.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

a new idea notebook

This is a notebook that I will fill with ideas, notes, lists, drawings...

Collages of inspiration...

Self care ideas, and ideas I get while visiting other blogs...

sketches and notes for project life.

I think this is an idea I've needed for awhile now, somewhere to get everything out onto paper and all in one place, so I can easily look back through for ideas and inspiration.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A new sketchbook...

I bought this book thinking it was a book on drawing and sketchbooks, but it is mostly a blank sketchbook and at first I was disappointed, but then I decided it might be fun to use as my nature sketchbook. On Sunday I was really feeling an urge to do some sketching but when I looked out the window I felt like there wouldn't be much to draw in mid-winter. Then I decided I would just draw whatever I found like twigs, seedpods or any kind of leaf, and it turned out to be a really fun sketching session. There really are a million things out there to draw when you let go of expectations.