In my last post I mentioned some exciting news and now I can share:)
This arrived in the mail on Saturday!
Well, I have been doing the happy dance every day since!! I cannot wait to get started on my latest adventure using cold wax and oils which is new to me. I imagine that many of you who know me know that I can go in many different directions with my art and I don't think it's a bad thing because I can explore so many avenues, techniques, and mediums and learn from all of them. And who doesn't LOVE an art book?? That said, Serena's first book changed my approach to art in a way no other compares! And I will also say that if I could only choose one style of art to make forever-it would be wabi-sabi style mixed media. It gives me everything I could want because it embraces nature, imperfection, and mostly, it comes from feeling and from the heart. I know it won't be long before I will have projects to share using inspiration from this book:)
And what about you? Is there a book or someone who has forever changed your approach to art? Is there one medium/style you could use and create with forever if you had to?? Please share!
In the meantime I am still working with my watercolors and journal using techniques from the book I mentioned here.
This is my table and the page I was working on just yesterday:
T Stands For Tuesday gang (sharing my trusty large water bottle!)
Here's the first part of the page with only the watercolor "blotches":
And this is the completed flower page:
Just a fun exercise page with doodles in graphite and white pen-sorry it's difficult to see all the little doodle marks-it looks so much better in person. I had such a hard time getting the true colors and essence of this pg.
Remember this sketch? Well, she transformed into this face and page:
She's from the "Tutu Girl" lesson but it appears I was still channeling the ocean/beach theme:) So perhaps she's a "water girl" instead, and I love her wild hair!
Linking to Art Journal Every Day, Art It Friday-Show Your Face, Mixed Media Monthly, and Paint Party Friday! As always I so appreciate your comments but can't always respond, especially if it comes to my email as a "no reply".
"The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes! to your adventures."