After watching the first lesson on radiant faces online class, I spent some time working on this page..
There is a new online class starting on Oct 1st at effywild.com called Radiant Faces. Face drawing /painting with a wonderful line up of teaches including Dina Wakely.
I started a new art journal. I added watercolour pages to an old book cover to make this new journal. So far I have worked on a couple of pages.
I want to add more meaning to my pages, but I seem to have difficulty with adding words to them. Anyway maybe that will come in time.
The reason I called my blog soul treat art journaling was because it is my treat , to myself to play with paint, pencils, paper and colour.
After a few days of heavy rain and grey skies, there is some signs of spring on the way. The days are a little warmer.
And the first baby birds of the year are squeaking for food all day, keeping their parents busy.
We headed off this morning for a drive in the countryside. It was to buy this fabric for a quilt I am going to make. Not art supplies this trip, as I have more than one creative interest.
Then we had a wander down the main street and lunch at a cafe.
Then we decided to take a big loop home, past grazing cattle.
This is the first page in a art book, I am going to alter. This face is coloured with copic marker, I’ve had for 6 months and hardly used. I know I have a lot to learn about copic markers, but that is half the fun. The first layer was cheap gesso, which is a little too plasticy, than a stencil with ink and then I just went ahead and sketched and coloured the face. I am surprised the markers went as well as they did over the gesso. And they didn’t bleed through to the other side which was great. They are a bit too streaky though, but if I add more layers and some coloured pencils that might help.
Can’t wait till I have a book that’s fat and bursting, with fun.
I joined Teesha Moores, Artrosnauts club and am exploring this form of collage.
The images are from the collage sheets that are included in the club.
I don’t seem to know what style I want to collage, because I like the style below to.
Anyway I can just keep playing and maybe my own style will emerge…somewhere between the two.
I would love to add more meaning to my pages, and as I’m showing I have lots of incomplete pages that need words.
And some pretty roses, because I found them at Woolworth’s for $5, today.
Even though they aren’t perfect they are still beautiful!!!